Inspired by the Italian town of Bellagio, Las Vegas’ Bellagio resort, hotel, and casino, is one of the most elegant hotels on the Las Vegas strip. When it first opened, it was the most expensive hotel ever built. The Bellagio is famous for its Fountains of Bellagio, its dancing water fountain display; its Botanical Gardens, which display seasonal garden displays; and its many luxurious restaurants and shops. Built on the site of the demolished Dunes hotel and casino, the Bellagio Las Vegas is now one of the most iconic hotels in Sin City.
Located at the heart of the strip, the Bellagio can be found across from Paris Las Vegas (read my post about it here), and next to the Vdara (read my post about it here), the Cosmopolitan, and Caesars Palace. The Bellagio is made up of two buildings; its original tower, which is 151 metres (508 ft) tall, has 36 floors and 3015 rooms, and its spa tower, which is 119 metres (392 ft) tall, has 33 floors and 935 rooms. It is home to one of the best casinos in Vegas, as well as one of the best shows in Vegas, Cirque du Soeil’s aquatic “O” show. Opened in late 1998, it is now almost two decades old.
Within the hotel’s lobby you will find Dale Chinuly’s Floridi Como, an iconic glass sculpture. This sculpture is made up of over 2000 hand-blown glass flowers that cover 190 square metres (2000 sq ft) of the lobby ceiling.
You will find 14 restaurants throughout the Bellagio, as well as a couple of smaller cafes. Some of the hotel’s noteworthy restaurants include Le Cirque, Picasso, Lago, and Jasmine. Shown above is the Jean Philippe Patisserie, home to the world’s tallest chocolate fountain. Also shown is a gelato from the hotel’s Cafe Gelato, a small treat cafe next to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts.
The Bellagio is home to many luxurious shops. The Via Bellagio shops, located at the north end of the hotel, feature many high end shops, from Gucci to Chanel. These shops are located through a beautifully designed walkway, with high glass ceilings and stunning tile and carpet flooring.
Across the hotel near the pool is where you’ll find the Promenade Shops, which include a few cafes and unique stores.
Located next to the hotel’s lobby are the Bellagio’s seasonally themed botanical gardens. These gardens rotate through 5 different themes, and cover 1300 square metres (14,000 sq ft). The garden’s themes include Holiday, which is on display from December 2nd to January 1st; Chinese New Year, which is on display from January 8th to March 3rd; Spring, which is on display from March 10th to June 2nd; Summer, which is on display from June 9th to September 8th; and finally, Harvest, which is on display from September 15th to November 24th. The photos above are from the garden’s Harvest 2017 display, which was called “Proud as Peacock”.
Set to lights and music, the Fountains of Bellagio are a world renowned choreographed water show that take place in the Bellagio’s 3.2 hectare (8 acre) lake. Over 1200 nozzles are used in the production, including some that send water as high as 140 metres (460 ft) into the air. When they were first constructed, the fountains were the biggest in the world.
From Monday to Friday, from 3PM to 8PM, the shows occur every 30 mins, and every 15 minutes from 8PM to 12AM. On Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, from 12PM to 8PM, the shows occur every 30 mins, and every 15 mins from 8PM to 12AM. Some of the songs the fountains are choreographed to include Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley, My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion, and Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.
Also found in the Bellagio is its Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts, a small exhibit space that displays art on loan from different museums and collections from many places throughout the world.
That’s it for my post all about the Bellagio! I hope you enjoyed. Stay tuned for my next post for an exciting announcement. Have you ever been to Las Vegas? If so, where have you stayed? If not, where would you like to stay? Let me know in the comments below.
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