Excalibur Hotel and Casino is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, in the United States.
It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.
Excalibur, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, uses the Medieval theme in several ways. Until 2007, a wizard-like figure representing Merlin looked out from a high turret (since replaced by a figure advertising Dick's Last Resort).
Excalibur is situated at the Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard intersection.
The hotel is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to neighboring casinos to the north (New York-New York, across Tropicana Avenue) and to the east (Tropicana, across the Strip).
A free tram connects Excalibur to its sister MGM Resorts International properties to the south, Luxor and Mandalay Bay.
The land on which the Excalibur sits was originally the proposed site of the Xanadu Resort envisioned in 1975.
The 1,730 room Asian-tropical themed resort would have been the first mega resort in Las Vegas.
The project was never built when the developers could not secure a deal with the county on the sewer infrastructure such a large project would have required.
MGM Resorts International purchased the property in 2005.
Excalibur was designed in line with the "theme resort" strategy popular among some casino operators during the 1990s, which included the traditional Las Vegas gaming experience coupled with family-oriented elements.
However, since 2006 most of the medieval themed statues and scenery have been removed as part of a four-year renovation and modernization project.