The Bellagio Las Vegas knows how to do luxury, in fact they’ve earned a AAA Five Star Diamond Award. The Bellagio opened in 1998 and was instantly considered one of the most luxurious hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Their luxury lies in grace and elegance most exemplified by their world famous fountains. Bellagio is really a fantastic place for couples looking for a little romance.
Staying at the Bellagio
The Bellagio in Las Vegas prides itself on its opulence so you can be sure that the rooms are really decked out and more than comfortable. There are 3,933 guest rooms available but if you want real luxury then the Villas are the way to go. The Villas at Bellagio offer luxury teamed with privacy for an oasis of elegance in the middle of the desert. There are nine different estates, each of the 6,500 or 8,000 square foot villas feature a gym, a massage room, a dry sauna, private hair salon, private kitchen, formal dining, a stocked bar, dual fireplace, and private terrace complete with garden, pool and whirlpool.
Attractions at the Bellagio
The Bellagio is probably one of the best known hotels on the Las Vegas strip because of its famed fountains. The fountains erupt into life every 30 minutes in the afternoon and 15 minutes in from 8pm to midnight and dance in a unique choreographed dance that melds water, lights and music. But beyond the Bellagio fountains are a number of really incredible attractions. One of the most stunning greets guests as they enter the lobby, the Chihuly hand-blown glass flowers hang overhead in what may be the most beautiful ceiling you’ve ever stood under. Deeper inside the hotel you’ll find the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, you’ll be shocked by the variety and lushness of this indoor garden tucked in the middle of the desert. And in keeping with the finest of luxuries, the Gallery of Fine Art within the Bellagio features artwork by some of the most noted artists in the world.
Gaming at the Bellagio
Still keeping to a theme of luxury the casino at Bellagio has those little lavish touches along with the standard slots, table games, race and sports book wagering and the World Poker Tour. If you want to up the ante a little bit the Club Prive is an exclusive high stakes lounge with seclusion from the other games.
Shopping at the Bellagio
In keeping with the mood of the rest of the hotel, the Bellagio is tops when it comes to shopping with stores that include Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Hermes, Bottega Veneta, Fred Leighton, Prada, Tiffany & Company and Yves Saint Laurent. In addition shops are tucked around corners and line almost every hall, such as the Via Fiore shops.
Dining at the Bellagio
Not only does the Bellagio offer exquisite eats, it also offers some unique culinary experiences like the Epicurean Epicenter where you can spend an afternoon getting personal instruction from a celebrity chef, seasonal menus designed the highlight the time of year and An Unforgettable Night at the Bellagio which begins with diner at your choice of Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge or FIX, a production of O by Cirque du Soleil, followed by a cocktail at Caramel Bar & Lounge and a night of dancing at The Bank. Your fine dining options at Bellagio include Circo, Jasmine, Le Cirque, Michael Mina, Picasso and Prime Steakhouse. Contemporary dining begins with Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, Sensi, Olives, FIX and ends with Noodles (not the fast food chain. Casual dining options are a bit more limited but include an incredible selection at The Buffet, a signature Café Bellagio and the Pool Café. For quick snacks on the go try Café Gelato, Palio, and Palio Pronto.
Entertainment at the Bellagio
The Bellagio keeps the drinks flowing and the crowd hopping with Fontana Bar and The Bank. For a more relaxed lounge experience Caramel and Petrossian Bar are the places to go. And for an exciting evening for those who sport two left feet, Baccarat Bar and Pool Bar are great escapes. The big ticket entertainment at the Bellagio is O by Cirque du Soleil, an aquatic performance featuring world class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and a spectacle you’ll never forget.
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