The Bellagio is arguably one of the most exciting hotel casinos ever built. It can be found on The Strip in Las Vegas. To say it can be found is an understatement, in fact it can’t be missed.
Before you enter the building you will experience a magnificent display of expertly choreographed light, water fountains and music staged on the lake just outside. As the music, which can be classical, pop or show music, booms out over the huge speakers, a myriad of water fountains illuminated by multi-coloured lights dance matching the song in both rhythm and mood. The show attracts large crowds of people and is enthralling.
When you tear yourself away from the fountains and enter the hotel the experience is of huge luxury and splendour. The lobby boasts a ceiling display of literally thousands of glass flowers. As you wander around you will come across the botanical gardens and conservatory with displays of flowers, trees, rivers, sculptures and fountains mainly with a Chinese theme. You can visit the theatre and watch the Cirque du Soleil, another light sound and water show including synchronised swimmers and trapeze artists. There is an art gallery featuring modern greats such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. You can choose from a host of different style bars where you would like to relax with a drink, and from eight different style restaurants where you would like to eat. There is a range of different shops including haute couture featuring many leading designers. Should you decide to stay at The Bellagio there is a large range of different room styles with sizes ranging from extremely spacious to larger than most UK houses. Generally there are some very good room rates on offer, so a stay should not be too expensive.
The highlight of course is the casino. You can just watch or play poker at many different levels at one of 40 tables. There is also the high stakes Bobby’s Room with a minimum $20,000 buy-in. If poker is not your scene then there are well over two thousand slot machines with some jackpots well over £1,000,000. There are all the normal table games such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and many others. For the sports enthusiast there is a sports betting area with over 150 screens.
If you go to Las Vegas the Bellagio should be on your itinerary.