Situated at the southern end of the Strip, the Luxor Hotel has long been a famous landmark of Las Vegas, attracting international travelers and celebrities alike by projecting its beam of light into the night sky. Although it has retained its unique architecture, the Luxor has moved away from the Egyptian theme and modernized it. This 30-story pyramid provides spacious rooms, world-class shopping, the world’s largest atrium, chic bars, plenty of entertainment options, and the famous casino.
Luxor's Sky Beam is the strongest beam of light in the world, at 42.3 billion candelas. They use curved mirrors to collect the light from 39 xenon lamps and focus on one narrow beam. It is visible up to 275 miles (443 km) away from an airplane at cruising altitude, such as over Los Angeles on a clear night. When it runs on full power, it costs hourly $51 to operate. A costly but amazing spectacle!
Guestrooms are inviting, beautifully decorated, and surprisingly inexpensive. In all likelihood, you will probably spend the majority of your time experiencing all the other amenities Luxor has to offer. Even if you are not a gambler, there are a plethora of entertainment options for guests of all ages. There are fascinating displays featuring artifacts from the Titanic, world-class restaurants, renowned performers, and some of the hottest clubs on the Strip. It is not unlikely that you will encounter famous names like Criss Angel, Carrot Top, Cirque de Soleil, or the Jabbawockeez, who frequently perform on-site during your stay. You could also rub elbows with other famous celebrities who often frequent the hotel’s clubs and lounges. If you need a break from all the hustle and bustle, you can lay by the poolside, soak in the hot tub, or schedule a beauty treatment at the Nurture Spa & Salon.
Since the construction of this iconic hotel it has appeared in a number of movies:
And probably the most famous from them: