Luxor Hotel and Casino
Veldon Simpson-Architect, Inc.
An obelisk, detail showing cartouches and hieroglyph; The Luxor Hotel is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was one of the city's first fully-themed megaresorts. Ground was broken for the Luxor in 1991, that same year construction began on the Treasure Island and the current MGM Grand. It has an Ancient Egyptian motif and contains a total of 4,408 rooms lining the interior walls of a hollow pyramid and contained within twin ziggurat towers that were built as later additions. When it opened on October 15, 1993, the pyramid was the tallest building on the strip; it cost $375 million to build. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 1/30/2008)
Type of Workhotel (public accommodation); entertainment building
architectural exteriors, business, commerce and trade, contemporary (1960 to present), Egypt--Civilization, Twentieth century
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