The richly decorated rooms are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and electronic drapes. Soft bathrobes, a mini-bar, and an iPod docking station are included.
Guests can experience a variety of treatments at the spa or enjoy a massage beside one of 5 beautiful courtyard pools. Lush botanical gardens and a fine art gallery are open for viewing.
A wide range of dining options is offered, including Michael Mina’s fine dining restaurant, al fresco dining with fountain views at Picasso, and contemporary Japanese dishes at Yellowtail. Sophisticated boutique shops and The Bank Nightclub are also within the hotel.
Conference rooms are also available at the resort.
The hotel is 3 miles from the McCarran International Airport.
The Beginning of the Bellagio
Bellagio is a resort, luxury hotel, and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned by The Blackstone Group and operated by MGM Resorts International.
The resort was conceived by casino owner Steve Wynn and was built on the former site of the Dunes hotel-casino. Wynn’s company, Mirage Resorts, purchased the Dunes in 1992.
Plans were announced in 1994 to replace it with Beau Rivage, a French-themed resort. However, Wynn changed the project plans in 1995, instead theming it after the village of Bellagio, near Lake Como. The resort was designed by Jon Jerde. Construction began on November 1, 1995, with Marnell Corrao Associates as general contractor.
Bellagio is located on 77 acres (31 ha). It includes a 156,000 sq ft (14,500 m2) casino and 3,933 rooms.
When did the Bellagio open?
Bellagio opened on October 15, 1998, with 3,005 rooms in a 36-story tower. Built at a cost of $1.6 billion, it was the world’s most expensive resort up to that point. Early revenue was less than expected, and Wynn departed the resort in May 2000, when Mirage Resorts merged with MGM Grand Inc.
Profits improved under the ownership of the newly formed MGM Mirage (later MGM Resorts). A 33-story hotel tower, with 928 rooms, was opened in 2004. MGM owned the resort until 2019, when it sold the resort to The Blackstone Group for $4.25 billion. MGM continues to operate the property under a lease arrangement.
What are some attractions at the resort?
The resort’s signature attraction is the Fountains of Bellagio, a dancing water fountain synchronized to music. It is performed in an 8.5-acre man-made lake, located in front of the resort.
Other attractions include the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and a conservatory and botanical gardens. The hotel lobby features Fiori di Como, a sculpture by glass artist Dale Chihuly. It is the world’s largest glass sculpture.
The resort has numerous restaurants, including Le Cirque and Picasso, the latter by chef Julian Serrano. Other chefs at the resort have included Todd English, Michael Mina, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Wolfgang Puck.
Bellagio includes a 1,800-seat theater for performances of O, a water-themed show by Cirque du Soleil. The property also has a high-end retail area which introduced several luxury brands to Las Vegas, including Chanel, Gucci, and Prada. – Source: Wikipedia
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