There’s something quietly happening at Luxor right now. On November 30, there was an article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal about a billboard that read “coming soon” across the street from the casino. An MGM Resorts International spokesperson told the newspaper “What you’re seeing is the face of an old billboard that’s in transition. It will very soon have new messaging.”
Ironically, there was a press release from MGM Resorts on that same day detailing an extensive room remodel at Luxor. Strangely the newspaper made no mention of this. Anyway, it looks like we’re going to see some kind of renovation at Luxor.
Luxor Room Remodel Or More?
Earlier this year MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said the company would not be building new casinos in the near future. He touted the transformation of Monte Carlo to Park MGM as a model the company could follow for future properties in Las Vegas. Luxor and Excalibur have both been discussed as potential candidates for a makeover in earnings and investor calls over the past year or two.
There may or may not be a major reinvention of Luxor happening. However, we do know that many of the guest rooms are currently receiving an upgrade. You’ll be able to book the new rooms as they’re complete (seems like a good time to use the $20 trick). The renovation will continue into 2018 and the room renovations should be complete by the end of the first quarter.
Luxor Hotel Room Renovation
There are over 4,000 rooms at Luxor. However, this redesign will only touch about 1,700 hotel rooms in its East and West towers. The new hotel rooms are inspired by the unique geometric form for of the Luxor. The color scheme includes hazy amethyst, deep smoky green, charcoal, and fawn. The inspiration for this color pallete comes from the desert which surrounds the casino and actual pyramids.
One of the challenges of renovating older hotel rooms is maximizing space and updating for current technology. One piece being used for the Luxor renovation combines a wardrobe, storage space, work desk and media center. The idea is to create an efficient space within the room by streamlining guest needs into a single centerpiece.
MGM Resorts has added multiple power outlets to the bedside and a workspace lighting base that should accommodate the ever-growing needs of high-tech travelers. Additionally, bathrooms now have modern chrome fixtures and a fresh, natural color palette that expresses the same modern sensibility.
A small number of the new Tower Premium rooms are already available at Luxor. More will continue to come online as the renovations proceed. You can reserve a room now or try the $20 trick when you arrive at the casino. Visit luxor.com for more information on the new hotel rooms at Luxor.