Las Vegas has changed a lot over the years. There are many eras featuring different hotel designs. Luxor opened in 1993 and remains a reminder of the era of specifically themed casino-hotels on the Vegas Strip.
The trend for the past 20 years has been to de-theme casinos. For recent example, you may remember the transformation of Monte Carlo into Park MGM. It’s practically impossible to de-theme Luxor thanks to the massive Egyptian-style pyramid hotel tower right on the Vegas Strip.
Today, most casino designs are modern. Some, not me, would say these building lack character. Love it or hate it, Luxor is a throwback to a different era of casino design.
The owner of Luxor, MGM Resorts, was able to update the hotel without changing the essence of the themed casino-resort. The property recently revealed a new hotel room design for the second time in three years. In 2018, the hotel rooms in the East and West towers received a makeover.
Guests can now reserve a newly designed room offering in the Pyramid. The new hotel rooms will be available in Mid-April. MGM Resorts is still renovating the rooms so availability may be limited at first. The entire renovation of the Pyramid’s 1,715 standard rooms will continue into the summer.
Design Concept And Inspiration
Luxor’s new Pyramid King and Pyramid Queen guest rooms are inspired by Moroccan and North African cultures. The new design has bold splashes of orange and blue, with brilliant gold accents. These rooms have life.
The new room design is a modern take on the Egyptian theme found throughout the property. The stylized main room is complemented by a new modern bathroom.
While the exterior of the Pyramid might be classic, the modernized hotel room brings the property into the 2020s.
“The Luxor Pyramid is a symbol of excitement and adventure in Las Vegas and around the world,” said Chuck Bowling, President and COO of Luxor and Mandalay Bay. “Our newly redesigned rooms capture the bold energy and offerings our guests have come to know and expect in a Luxor getaway.”
While the design is new the furniture inside the new Luxor rooms may not be. Keen observers have noticed the furniture is similar to Bellagio. Some of the furnishings might be hand me downs from MGM Resorts’ premier property on the Vegas Strip.
You may remember that Bellagio recently revealed a renovation of its main hotel tower. Regardless, the new room design is an upgrade for Luxor.
Luxor is one of the more affordable hotels on the Vegas Strip. While the Pyramid is the star of the show there’s more than meets the eye. Luxor has one of the largest pool decks in Las Vegas clocking in at over 120,000 square feet.
Luxor is also home to a few shows. Some casinos have been slow to bring back entertainment as Las Vegas emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Luxor is one of the first properties to bring back most of its entertainment.
- Carrot Top: The everlasting prop comic how shows six nights a week at 8 pm.
- Fantasy: “The Strips Biggest Tease” brings adult fun to Luxor six nights a week at 10:30 pm.
Unfortunately, Blue Man Group performances are on hold as of the writing of this blog post.
Guests can also check out “Bodies…The Exhibition” and “Titanic: The Exhibition.” Fans of video games and esports can head to the HyperX Esports Arena to watch the action or play classic games.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.