On October 13, 1993, an original price tag of $375 million was just the beginning for this Egyptian styled monolith, a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International.
This resort now boasts 4,400 guest rooms including 442 suites, more than 120,000 square feet of gaming area, a ve-acre pool area with four pools, four whirlpools and 12 private cabanas, 7 eateries ranging in tastes from burgers to 5-star reservation-only restaurants, two wedding chapels with exquisite French country décor, and 20,000 square feet of -exible meeting and convention space featuring a multi-use ballroom able to accommodate up to 1,000 guests.
The Luxor also boasts the hottest nightclub in Las Vegas, the 26,000 sq. foot, two story Club LAX. Before Club LAX the Luxor's main nightlife was at Club RA. When the decision was made to expand the nightclub and convert it to the new Club LAX, Coast 2 Coast was called in to work with the architects to make that possibility a reality.
Coast 2 Coast met with the architect to understand what was needed before renovation could begin. The 2 story nightclub would be placed over an existing mechanical room lled with duct work, piping and other MEP elements. The architect needed to verify the bottom of existing columns and locate spaces in the mechanical pieces large enough to add additional supports. Realizing that a complete model was not necessary, Coast 2 Coast proposed only modeling the areas needed, showing the spaces for additional supports. This gave the customer a more nancially appealing option. In addition to the scan and model, the customer requested Coast 2 Coast to provide 2D plan of the area involved.
Coast 2 Coast quickly went to work, dispatching a team to survey, photograph, scan and document the areas required.
The surveying portion of the assignment took 12 hours. Our team had to work in the middle of the night. One of the biggest challenges with places that are open to the public 24/7 is the fact that you have to work during their slowest time, which is almost always at night. Another challenge was crawling through air ducts that sounded like wind tunnels with our equipment to be able to scan the areas needed.
During the process of scanning, the Coast 2 Coast team discovered a basement area that had not been found or documented by the architects.
With the necessary scan and photo information, the team back at the Chattanooga, TN o-ce quickly began to draw and model the area.
In 2 weeks the assignment was completed and given to our clients. Because of the accuracy and detail given to the drawings by Coast 2 Coast, Club LAX is now a reality and the hottest nightlife destination in Las Vegas.