Luxor Las Vegas

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”
Named after an ancient Egyptian city, this black pyramid-shaped casino has been a Strip landmark since the early 1990s. Multiple redesigns have edited out the kitschiest Egyptian décor, but larger-than-life statues of pharaohs and a sphinx still greet arriving gamblers and hotel guests. At night, a 42.3-billion lumen beam of light shoots out of the pyramid into the sky, where it’s visible from passing planes.

Luxor won’t win any awards for its service, with long check-in lines and often indifferent staff. The amenities are good, however, with an outdoor swimming pool complex, a small spa and a fitness centre. The comedy and magic shows are all right, while bigger attractions include the Titanic artefacts exhibition, the oddly fascinating Bodies exhibition and long-running LAX nightclub.

Was an all round good experience, apart from not winning on any slot machines, very cheap and affordable with a nice feel to the stay.

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