3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
|Number of rooms||3,421|
|Gaming space||116,000 ft² (10,776.75 m²)|
|Signature attraction(s)||Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art
The Fountains of Bellagio
|Notable restaurant(s)||Le Cirque
|Date opened||October 15, 1998|
|Major renovation(s)||Bellagio Spa Tower added: 2005|
|Previous name(s)||Dunes (demolished)|
Bellagio is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is owned by MGM Mirage.
Inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance. One of its most notable features is an 8 ac (32,000 m²) artificial lake between the building and the Strip. The fountain shows on the lake are a major free attraction.
Inside Bellagio, Dale Chihuly’s Fiori di Como, composed of over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers, covers 2,000 ft² (610 m²) of the lobby ceiling. The hotel also contains the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
Bellagio was conceived by Steve Wynn and built by his company, Mirage Resorts, Inc. following the purchase and demolition of the legendary Dunes hotel and casino in 1993. Bellagio was designed by Marnell Corrao Associates and Jon Jerde.
Bellagio is home to Cirque du Soleil’s production of “O”, the second permanent production show for the troupe.
- When it opened on October 15, 1998, it was the most expensive hotel ever built, having cost over $1.5 billion.
- In 2000 it became a MGM Mirage property when Mirage Resorts merged with MGM Grand Inc. to create MGM Mirage.
- Actor Justin Pierce commited suicide in 2000, by hanging himself in one of the Bellagio’s rooms.
- Bellagio was featured prominently in the film Ocean’s Eleven (2001). The safe for the three casinos that were robbed was located at the Bellagio.
- The sex tape that propelled hotel heiress Paris Hilton to stardom was shot in one of the hotel rooms in Bellagio.
The Fountains of Bellagio
The Fountains at Night (oarsman/shooter nozzles visible)
Wet Design, a company specializing in creating intricate water shows, designed an array of underwater pipes with over 1,000 nozzles that makes it possible to stage fountain displays coordinated with over 4,000 lights and music. The Fountains of Bellagio, as the attraction is called, was made using three types of nozzles: “oarsman”, which can swing back and forth to create dancing water; “shooters”, which can shoot water upwards; and “super shooters”, which can send a water blast as high as 250 ft (76 m) in the air. After the success that Wet Design had with the Fountains, Steve Wynn asked them to improve and modify the volcano attraction at sister casino The Mirage.
- Bellagio website
- Bellagio Hotel Virtual Tour – 360 degree virtual tour
- Las Vegas Travelog – photo collection
- Satellite view of the site
- Marnell Corrao Associates technical project overview
- Bellagio Casino Review
- Traveler reviews of the Bellagio Hotel