ADVERTORIAL • August 2019
If you’re looking for a Las Vegas stay so alive with action, attractions and places to kick back and relax that you won’t need to leave, then look no further. Here are five reasons why the Bellagio, a titan of the Las Vegas hotel scene, is perfect for your escape to the entertainment capital
Inspired by the tranquillity of nature and the Bellagio’s very own Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, rooms at this iconic resort are a welcome remedy to the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas strip. Décor throughout is composed of classic marble foyers, surfaces and renewable eucalyptus furnishing, elegantly paired with modern conveniences such as customisable mood lighting, climate controls and automatic drapes. For the ultimate getaway, consider booking a room with a fountain view for a unique vantage point on the mesmerising daily shows, whilst playing the music through your television.
Experience the crème de la crème of Las Vegas entertainment without having to leave the resort, with the timeless production of “O” by Cirque Du Soleil right on your doorstep. Featuring an impressive cast of synchronised swimmers, world-class acrobats and nine ex-Olympian athletes, this eye-popping aquatic show is guaranteed to take your breath away. Set in a pool containing a whopping 1.5 million gallons of water, the technical innovations that make this show possible are worth a round of applause themselves. From the pool that can transform into a dry stage in a matter of seconds, to the temperature and humidity-controlled environments that keep the live musicians’ instruments in perfect working order, it doesn’t miss a beat.
They’re the first thing you’ll see when you roll in off South Las Vegas Boulevard, shooting up to 460 feet into the air. The Bellagio’s fountain system is the third largest in the world, certainly the largest in Las Vegas, and is programmed to put on a show-stopping display every half an hour, or every 15 minutes after 8pm. But they’re far from the Bellagio’s only one-of-a-kind attraction. In the south wing of the resort, you’ll find the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (mentioned above), a lush floral playground that changes throughout the year, with fresh displays coordinated for each different season and Chinese New Year. Art aficionados will appreciate the rotating exhibitions in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, which has hosted collections by some of the world’s most celebrated artists, from Picasso to Warhol.
Not only is the Bellagio the city’s beating heart for action and entertainment, it’s a major dining destination in its own right. From contemporary American classics at Fix Restaurant and Bar, to the locally-grown, seasonal and sustainable plates served up at Harvest by Roy Ellamar, whatever you’re hankering after, you’ll find it here. The AAA and Forbes 5-star-rated Picasso by Executive Chef Julian Serrano delivers dishes bursting with the fresh, sunny flavours of Spain in a dining room adorned with works by the modernist master. Meanwhile, the resort’s latest restaurant – Spago by Wolfgang Puck – does farmers’ market-inspired Californian fare, served alfresco in front of the soaring fountains.
After a day in Las Vegas’s desert heat, a dip in one of the Bellagio’s Mediterranean-inspired outdoor pools is the perfect way to cool off in style. Book a private cabana, and treat yourself to a freshly-prepared snack from the Pool Cafe and Bar, such as zingy tuna and avocado tacos or sizzling popcorn chicken. Need to level-up the relaxation? Book an appointment at the Bellagio Spa & Salon, where travel and nature-inspired treatments range from Chinese hand and feet rituals to Polynesian hot-stone massages.