May 30, 2013 |
More than the weather is heating up in Las Vegas , thanks to the return of Temptation Sundays , a weekly pool party for members of the LGBT community. Each Sunday through Sept. 8, the north pool at Luxor will host the bash from 1-7 p.m. All adults are welcome, but the party is tailored to members of the gay and lesbian community. Beginning on Sunday, the “Tempter” contest arrives poolside. Each week, two guests will be selected to participate in the search for, according to a news release, “the hottest Temptation Sundays guy of the 2013 season.” The winner will be chosen Aug. 18. The competition will be hosted by Jaymes Vaughan , the Chippendales dancer who successfully completed CBS -TV's “ The Amazing Race ” last year.
March 28, 2013 |
A priceless collection of jewelry salvaged from the wreckage of the luxury liner Titanic has been added to "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" at the Luxor in Las Vegas . The display, called " Jewels of Titanic " are to be shown through May 31. A selection of 15 pieces -- studded with diamonds, sapphires, pearls and even gold nuggets -- are featured. Among them is a platinum ring set with three European-cut diamonds. The centerpiece is a 2-carat, pear-shaped stone. The collection also showcases a charm necklace inscribed "This Be Your Lucky Star.
May 28, 2013 |
BEIJING - “Ding Jinhao was here.” It was a banal declaration scratched by a teenager at a 3,500-year-old Egyptian temple that has launched a round of soul-searching about bad behavior of Chinese tourists. The Chinese-language graffiti was discovered at Luxor this month by a Chinese tourist who posted a photograph on a microblog in which he deplored the conduct of his countrymen abroad. “I'm so embarrassed that I want to hide myself,” the microblogger wrote last week. Within days, Chinese had outed the vandal as a boy from Nanjing who had visited Egypt with his parents.
August 31, 2008 |
AFTER midnight on a recent Tuesday, a crowd has gathered behind velvet ropes in front of the Luxor on the Las Vegas Strip, as if waiting for the Hilton sisters to arrive. Instead, they're watching a flatbed truck with a huge piece of jagged, round steel that looks like a postmodern sculpture. Slowly, workers arrange two conveyors to lift the heavily wrapped, padded and Styrofoam-protected steel, taking their instructions from Alison Worrell, project director of Premier Exhibitions, whose construction helmet stands out by virtue of being pink.
February 13, 2014 |
CAIRO -- An archaeological team in Egypt has unearthed a rare find: an ornately carved, 3,600-year-old sarcophagus with a well-preserved mummy inside, the country's minister of antiquities said Thursday. The discovery came as welcome news for antiquities authorities, who have been struggling to protect and preserve Egypt's cultural treasures amid three years of nonstop political turmoil. Last month, Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art was badly damaged in a bombing, and poor security conditions have led to looting at sites across the country.
October 11, 2009 |
If you've been staying at Circus Circus or Excalibur to save money on hotel bills in Las Vegas, you might want to have a look at the Luxor. The deal: The Luxor has dropped rates to $35 a night, pretax, midweek in January. If you can't wait that long, I found other low rates in October ($40) and December ($38). For those who haven't visited the Luxor recently, it's been phasing out the Egyptian theme and trying its best to bring in a hipper crowd with club and restaurant additions such as LAX Nightclub, Company Kitchen and Pub House, and celeb chef Kerry Simon's CatHouse.