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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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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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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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