While real Luxor is considered a Royal City and is located in Egypt, the gambling Luxor is of course in Vegas.
Great Pyramids and Sphinx Statue are in Giza, 15 km from Cairo, capital of Egypt. In Las Vegas, things work in a bit different way. Great shiny black Pyramid and colorful Sphinx are in Casino named Luxor.
Luxor Casino & Hotel Overview
Built in 1993, Luxor did not look the same way the visitor sees it now. There were no towers next to the Pyramid! Because in 1997 they spotted that the casino was actually sinking! Yeah, it’s not typo – sinking! That is why to support the soft soil and to ground the pyramid, they decided to build two towers next to it! It made Luxor one of the biggest hotels on Strip. All in all, there are around 4500 rooms.
At the end of the season, ( September – October) prices of the room may start from 39$ per night.
Luxor Vegas. Interesting Facts
The Casino has one of the tallest pyramids in the world
It may not be ancient, but Luxor is technically as much of a pyramid as any found in Mexico or Egypt. The resort is, in fact, one of the largest pyramids in the United States and one of the tallest in the world. At around 350 feet (107 meters) tall, it’s dwarfed only by two of the pyramids in Giza, Egypt.
Sphinx in Luxor Casino is actually taller than the original one
The Sphinx in Las Vegas has 34 meters (110 feet) height, more than 12 meters (40 feet ) taller than its antique counterpart in Egypt, making it a popular place for people looking to snap a selfie or two.
Luxor Sky Beam is visible from the space
Believe or not, the Sky Beam is visible from the plane. Also, there are suggestions that it’s visible from the space. Located in 15 meters (50 feet) room, the Beam has 39 xenon lights supported by 7,000 – watt bulbs. The electric bill for an hour reaches 50$. When the lights are on, the temperature in the room where it’s located goes up to 149C (300F).
Not a Casino but Museum
Entering the Casino is the same as entering a museum of Egyptian history.
Back in the days, Luxor displayed a trove of high-quality replicas of ancient Egyptian art. For example, the resort had a replica of King Tut’s tomb that was one of just two sets authorized by the Egyptian government’s Ministry of Antiquities. As renovations began in 2007, some of the replicas needed a new home and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum stepped up and took the replicas in for an ongoing exhibit currently called Treasures of Egypt.