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As one of our Sales Managers said, “Monday is Funday!”

To celebrate, I thought I’d do another Did You Know post:

  1. T&T has the largest piece of artwork in Vegas at 64 feet long
  2. TENDER steak & seafood has 340 selections of wine and 1,200 bottles
  3. Every month over 150 pounds of sugar is used at TENDER steak & seafood
  4. The pastry department at TENDER steak & seafood  uses over 160 eggs per day
  5. In one year, over 30 film crews shot footage for movies or television shows at Luxor
  6. Because of its shape, there are no support beams within the pyramid
  7. You would need 8,848,000 eight ounce glasses of water to fill Luxor’s 5 pools
  8. It would take 9.8 football fields of glass to make up the sides of the pyramid
  9. It takes one week to clean each side of the pyramid
  10. 1,750 apartments (at 1,400 square feet each) would fit on Luxor’s Casino Floor
  11. At BODIES… The Exhibition, you can learn that 60,000 miles of blood vessels are found in the human body.
  12. At Titanic: The Artifact Exhibitionyou can see an actual piece of the Titanic ship. The piece weighs 15 tons and its installation at Luxor took over 24 hours.
  13. The portholes of the Titanic piece on display look into first class cabins
  14. At Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition you can learn that a first-class ticket for a parlor suite started at Titanic cost $4,350, which would be approximately $50,000 today.  The most expensive rooms were more than $80,000 in today’s currency.
  15. At Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition you can learn that tennis player R. Norris Williams and his father, Charles D., felt it was too cold to remain out on deck as the ship went down, so they went into the gym to ride the exercise bikes.

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On February 12, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models invaded Las Vegas and more specifically, Luxor.

They flew from New York City in a SI One, a Southwest Airplane that had the cover model, Bar, painted across the entire plane.

They partied at LAX Nightclub.

The best part? They did some stunt driving on the top of our parking garage and in North Valet with some Nissan 370Z’s. One word to describe the experience? Awesome.

Don’t believe it? Watch Part One of the video series:

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Yesterday, the Orbitz Travel Blog posted about their Top 10 Casino Lounges. I was excited to see that Liquidity, the Center Bar at Luxor had made the list! The post got me thinking about what my top five favorite and maybe unknown places at Luxor were. Without further adieu:

  1. Noir Bar inside LAX. Noir Bar has the most extraordinary bartenders you will ever meet. While I often get a PB&J martini there, if you name two of your favorite foods, the bartenders will whip up a drink with those ingredients. They are always spot on.
  2. T&T (Tacos & Tequila). By far my favorite spot for lunch. I know it sounds like marketing talk, but there really is a fun, high energy vibe there. The shrimp quesadilla and ceviche are my favorites. Plus, you can’t beat the free chips and dip they serve.
  3. Aurora Bar. Located off the main lobby, it’s great for people watching. You can always judge the quality of a place by their mojitos. And well, Aurora has the best  mojitos I’ve ever had.
  4. Carrot Top. I know, the curly orange hair is wild. But, the show is great! Especially for locals. Carrot Top always mixes up his act and adds new, relevant skits. Plus, the laugh factor is high. It’s one show I really don’t mind watching again and again.
  5. Nurture, the Spa at Luxor. I’m a girl. The idea of a massage, pedicure and steam room all in one place is heavenly. While this spa has your typical offerings, they also have unique ones like a Coconut Scrub and a seasonal offer (i.e. Margarita scrub during summer). Plus, you can’t beat their prices or that the spa always offers 20% off to locals!

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Thought I’d share a sneak peak of some of the merchandise coming to the CRISS ANGEL Believe Retail Store. Each poster is $20 and can be purchased in the store or via email at LuxorShopping@Luxor.com. Enjoy!

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster - White Shirt

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster - Glimmer Eye

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster - Kayala

CRISS ANGEL Believe Poster - Crimson

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Because Luxor is so diverse, from its staff to its venues, hearing only one “voice” on this blog would be an inaccurate portral of Luxor. So, I plan to work with employees and various departments to get as many different voices and Guest Posts as possible. Below is one from Kussette who works at Liquidity, the center bar at Luxor.
 
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Luxor was known for its Egyptian theme, hieroglyphics on the wall, mummies, pharaoh, sphinx, obelisk, RA, Nile and Nefertiti’s. Now, those were things of the past. The Luxor is reborn. There is a whole new different experience from what was ancient. We’re now more living in the present with a more lively and provocative atmosphere in the center bar, Liquidity and restaurant and nightclubs like LAX and CatHouse. We got the perfect hang out to talk and meet new people in Aurora– lobby bar. Why not try some refreshing cocktails on your first landing to Vegas. I recommend the Liquid Lemonade as one of the most refreshing cocktails invented. How about something different like a Strawberry Caprioskasfor the sweet tooth drinker or the popular signature drink Aurora which is fresh blueberries martini. It would be best to have it on Thurs-Mon from 8pm-6am. Don’t ask why, just take my word on it 😉

Not to mention, Flight, the best hang out while waiting for flights departure in LAS airport or to go to LAX nightclub on Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat. One should definitely try the flights such as the First Class Whiskey or First Class Tequila. You’ll be paying much less to try ultra premium spirits in this bar than any other bar ever. Such as Patron Platinum and Crown XR plus it comes with the most creative garnishes ever like beef jerky for whiskeys and butterscotch candies for apple martinis. You name it they have the most eclectic menu out there.

In Liquidity, which is the center bar of it all, you can taste the slow dripping Absinthe.

Lastly, Criss Angel or Carrot Top might be the next person you see hanging out in one of the lounge or nightclubs mentioned. There is more to come at Luxor, like escalators, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and BODIES… The Exhibition and a whole bunch more for the ecstatic, energetic and full spirit crowd.

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This past Friday (Halloween) was the official opening of our newest show, CRISS ANGEL Believe! It was an amazing experience and I plan to share it over the next few posts. To start, I thought I’d list some of the celebs that were present and walked the Black Carpet (our version of a Red Carpet):

  1. Adam Shankman (So You Think You Can Dance)
  2. AJ Buckley (CSI NY)
  3. Alan Thicke (Growing Pains)
  4. Alizma (Violin)
  5. Amazing Jonathan (stand-up comedian/magician)
  6. Anthony Cools (Hypnotist)
  7. Bridget Marquardt (Girls Next Door)
  8. Carrot Top (Comedian)
  9. Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
  10. Clint Holmes (Singer/Songwriter)
  11. Deborah Gibson (Singer/Songwriter)
  12. Dirk Arthur (Xtreme Magic)
  13. Evangeline Lilly (LOST)
  14. Dominic Monaghan (LOST)
  15. Fantasy Girls
  16. Frank Marino (Le Cage)
  17. Gerry McCambridge (The Mentalist)
  18. Hinder
  19. Holly Madison (Girls Next Door)
  20. Jeff Beacher &  Ooompaloompas
  21. Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch)
  22. John Thompson (The Great Tomsoni)
  23. Jonathan Togo (CSI Miami)
  24. Justin Long (Apple’s Mac Campaign)
  25. Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers)
  26. Ken Baumann (The Secret Life of an American Teenager)
  27. Kerry Simon (Chef)
  28. Louie Anderson (Comedian)
  29. Marie Osmond
  30. Michael Goddard (Artist)
  31. Michael Johns (American Idol 7)
  32. Michael Strahan (NFL)
  33. Mike Tyson
  34. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
  35. Nathan Burton (Comedian Magician)
  36. Penn & Teller (Illusion and Comedy Headliners, Rio Hotel)
  37. Rasheda Ali (Daughter of Muhammad Ali)
  38. Reid Scott (It’s All Relative)
  39. Vanessa Branch (Orbitz Gum)
  40. Robert Hoffman (Dancer, Step Up)
  41. Siegfried Fischbacher (Siegfried & Roy)
  42. Sully Erna (Godsmack)
  43. Tanya Roberts (That 70s Show, Charlie’s Angels)
  44. Tera Patrick
  45. Evan Seinfeld (The Spyderz)
  46. Tila Tequila (MTV)
  47. Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot)
  48. Victor Webster (The Lot)
  49. Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)
  50. Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show)
  51. Zowie Bowie (Red Rock Casino Nightclub Act)

WOAH! That’s a lot of celebs. You can see some of the candid pictures from the Black Carpet here. Check back later as I continue to add pictures (there were A LOT!)

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Below is a guest post written by Cirque du Soleil with quotes from CRISS ANGEL Believe Co-Writer and Director Serge Denoncourt.

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“I find the links between attraction and rejection, good and evil, and sexual urges extremely interesting. This is the world I investigate in my creations.”
—Serge Denoncourt

Co-Writer and Director of CRISS ANGEL Believe, Serge Denoncourt

Co-Writer and Director of CRISS ANGEL Believe, Serge Denoncourt

Serge Denoncourt is known as a true man of the theatre with more than 80 productions to his credit, but he was planning to study medicine when he decided at the age of 18 to audition for the theatre program at a Montreal college called CEGEP Lionel-Groulx. He was accepted, and when he graduated in 1983 he started his career as an actor. In 1987 he demonstrated his inventiveness as a director for the first time, with the play Grand et Petit, by Botho Strauss.

Serge Denoncourt is steeped in theatre tradition and known for the visual beauty of his shows, which are typically marked by heightened imagery, vivid use of color and a deep examination of subtext. A versatile artist, Serge also stages operas and even delves into the world of variety shows.

With CRISS ANGEL Believe Serge has sought to return a sense of nobility to magic.

“I don’t like magic shows in general,” he says. “They lack emotion and any sense of a storyline. I took on CRISS ANGEL Believe from the position of one who doesn’t like those kinds of shows because they treat magic as an end in itself. My aim here is to take magic – and Cirque du Soleil – in a completely different direction.”

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