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For the first time, Las Vegas participated in yesterday’s Earth Hour. On March 28, 2009 from 8:30pm – 9:30pm PST, the majority of the Strip went dark. It was eerie and cool at the same time. At Luxor, we turned off the Beam and all the lights on the pyramid. We almost looked invisible! Other iconic participants included the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, Freemont Street Experience and the Bellagio Fountains.

Thanks to Vegas Rex, below are some really great pictures of Luxor during Earth Hour. You can see more of his Earth Hour pictures of the Las Vegas Strip here and some videos from the Las Vegas Sun here.

Las Vegas Sign During Earth Hour
Luxor Lights Off During Earth Hour
Spinx and Oblesik during Earth Hour
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One reason I and a lot of others like Luxor is because of our unique shape. I mean, how many people can say, “I work for a hotel that’s shaped like a pyramid?” Outside of Vegas, not many 🙂

With such a unique shape, the building also allows for some cool and creative outdoor ad placements. You can see some of them here.

For most of the building wraps, we partner with Sky Tag for the production and placement. This time was no different.

The ad is two-fold. Vice President of Luxor Marketing (and my boss), Brad Goldberg said, “We call this our ‘focus campaign’ with the goal being to drive people’s focus and attention on Luxor and Las Vegas.”

As we continue to move away from our Egyptian theme, this building wrap helps to remind people about the excitement, intrigue and mystique of both Luxor and Vegas.

“Now more than ever, we’re trying to get people to think about taking a break and to get away from the stress they may be encountering. We want to get them thinking about Las Vegas as a primary and economical vacation and business destination,” Goldberg said.

For more information, quotes and pictures, read this article by the Las Vegas Sun. For more information on partnering with Luxor, visit our Strategic Partnerships page.

Luxor's Newest Building Wrap

Luxor's Newest Building Wrap

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This is the final installment of David Raatz’s (@raatz) Vegan Dinig Guide. You can read Part One of the Gluttonous Vegan Dining Guide here, Part Two here and Part Three here.

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Off-Strip

Whole Foods Market

When I venture off the strip in search of good vegan food in the Valley, I often find myself at a Whole Foods Market. There’s just no place else that has a better variety of vegan food – whether you’re planning to eat on site (healthy fast food! what a concept!) or to pick up some groceries to take back to your hotel room. I’m partial to the Asian section of the deli. You simply can’t go wrong.

My favorite Vegas-area Whole Foods has been the Summerlin/Tenaya location. The outdoor patio seating (with free wi-fi) provides a great opportunity to relax. But I’m also excited about the new store south of the Strip (the fourth Whole Foods in the Las Vegas area).

Trader Joe’s

I visit one or more Trader Joe’s (Summerlin, Henderson, Decatur Blvd.) during every Vegas trip. There’s no better market for affordable, healthy, high-quality specialty foods.

Sushi Zen (North Las Vegas) and Go Raw Café (two Clark County locations) also receive high marks.

Thanks for reading! Putting this little guide together has been a useful exercise for me – and I hope it’s of use to you too. Vegas already features a lot of terrific choices for vegetarians and vegans. And I think the future will only bring phenomenal improvement. I’m hoping that Chrissie Hynde meets her goal of bringing The Vegiterranean restaurant to Las Vegas. A star-powered vegan-friendly eatery would jumpstart the veggie-oriented marketplace.

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This month, the Living Section of the Las Vegas Review Journal (LVRJ) is holding a contest to choose Vegas’s Sexiest Cocktail Waitress.

At Luxor, we’re very excited because our own, Jordan Lee “J-Lee” Abeyta from LAX Nightclub is among the ten finalists!

She’s awesome and gorgeous to boot. So, I have my fingers tightly crossed that she will win. You can help make that happen by voting here by March 15, 2009.

J-Lee

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