Mirage Resort’s latest creation, Bellagio, stands out with its Tuscan architecture and an 8.5-acre lake. The hotel meticulously follows its theme from the glass sculpture chandelier in the lobby, to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, featuring works of art by Renoir, van Gogh, and Matisse. Living plants, flowers and gardens have been integrated into the casino’s décor to create a pastoral atmosphere. The hotel’s deluxe guest rooms and suites feature views of the resort’s lake, surrounding mountains and Las Vegas skyline. Each room is appointed with custom European-style furnishings and art and is equipped with modern-day conveniences.
European elegance is emphasized even in the casino area. Among the plants, flowers, and gardens you can find all the usual gaming choices including, slots, video poker, keno, craps, blackjack, and baccarat. There is also a separate poker room, and Pai Gow Poker. The race and sports book features arena seating, massive electronic reader boards and plenty of betting action. Each station is equipped with its own television monitor, so you can bet on virtually every sport.
Culture in Las Vegas? The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art features renowned artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Shoppers can stroll along Via Bellagio, a unique collection of upscale boutiques and shops, and browse through collections at Moschino, Prada, Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Chanel and the rare jewelry of Fred Leighton. Other hotel amenities include a full-service spa and beauty salon; 60,000 square feet of convention space; concierge services; same-day laundry and dry cleaning; and complete business center.
An international cast of synchronized swimmers, divers, acrobats, aerialists and characters has been assembled for the Cirque du Soleil Production of O, a Water World version of the famed Canadian circus’ Mystére, currently playing at another Mirage resort, Treasure Island. The show is a combination of circus acts, modern theatrical effects, live music, dance and water.
Bellagio’s 14 restaurants run the gamut from gourmet dining to easy informal meals. You can experience haute cuisine at Le Cirque, homestyle Tuscan food at Osteria del Circo, or the regional cuisine of France and Spain at the restaurant Picasso. Olives, a casual Mediterranean restaurant is located inside Via Bellagio. Other restaurants include Prime, a steak house; Jasmine, a gourmet Chinese restaurant; Shintaro, a unique sushi bar; Noodles, a traditional noodle kitchen of Asia; and Sam’s American, which features the best of regional American cuisine. If your tastes run to the exotic, the Petrossian Bar, a bar featuring caviar, champagne and smoked salmon, is for you.