Bellagio, Las Vegas
- Official website: bellagio.mgmresorts.com
- 3600 Las Vegas Blvd.
- say: bell-a-ji-oh
The Bellagio, which opened in October 1998, focuses on elegance and a corresponding price level. Built-in 1.8 billion dollars make something, even if the rooms are – by Las Vegas standards! – are considered a bit small, but are all the more luxurious. 8,000 employees take care of the guests. Thematically an Italian city is to be presented, which is on the bank of a lake. The whole thing seems a bit too plush and pompous to us, especially since the clacking of the machines never lets you forget that there is a casino here. People under the age of 18 are only allowed access if they are hotel guests; Families with children are not welcome. Via Bellagio is an exclusive shopping mall with represented names such as Chanel, Moschino, Armani, Prada, Hermes, Tiffany & Co. and Fred Leighton Fine Jewelry, just something for the big stock market.
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- Fountains of Bellagio
A water ballet (dancing waters) of the extra class is offered here on the 40,000 square meter lake in front of the Bellagio, with music from classical music to Frank Sinatra and laser light. A must when visiting Las Vegas. There are different performances: “One”, “Big Spender”, “Singing in the Rain”, “Winter Games”, Pavarotti’s “Rondine al Nido”, Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady”, spiritual hymn “Simple Gifts”, Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown”, Lionell Ritchie’s “All Night Long” and “Time to say good-bye”. From 3pm to 8pm daily (Sat & Sun from 12pm) every 30 minutes, from 8pm to midnight every 15 minutes; no entry. The demonstrations can be seen from both the hotel complex and the strip. One has a particularly beautiful view from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- Botanical Conservatory
An opulent interior garden behind the hotel lobby under a glass dome – Conservatory – is replanted every six to eight weeks, depending on the season; you can see for example orchids, hyacinths and lilies. A staging well worth seeing.
- Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
The originally first-class art collection was removed after the hotel complex was sold, and now around two to three temporary exhibitions take place every year. The entrance fee is high.
- “O” Cirque du Soleil
The “O” is supposed to convey the French word “Eau” to the American and therefore stands for “water”. Everything here revolves around this element, the stage becomes a swimming pool. The Canadian circus Cirque du Soleil has, according to general opinion, surpassed itself here, really made the unbelievable. $ 70 million was spent on building the theater and $ 22 million on show production. All in all, it is considered to be the best that Las Vegas has to offer in terms of shows. The prices are correspondingly high, but early reservation is required. The circus acts are not new, but they are integrated into a fantastic stage setting that constantly changes between water and solid land, and incorporates a remarkable choreography. So far there has not been anything comparable. Franco Dragone wrote and directed, 74 artists appear. Tip: Credit card will be charged immediately); this saves third party agency fees.
- The Buffet at Bellagio
The Buffet at Bellagio is considered to be the best buffet in town in terms of quality, everything is freshly prepared and in small portions. The large dining room is not very exclusive, but it is spacious. Because of the relatively high price, the rush is not that big and the queues are therefore not that big.
- Official website: www.caesarspalace.com
- 3570 Las Vegas Blvd.
- say: ßi-sars-pä-läs
Caesars Palace has been part of Las Vegas for over 30 years. In 1997 it was completely renovated and is still one of the most exclusive facilities in the city. The theme is “Ancient Rome” and so there was no sparing with pomp and pomp. The facility was originally built to be able to drive up by car. Meanwhile, conveyor belts “suck” the visitors from the strip into the facility. The approximately 2,500 rooms are furnished in a style that is based on antiquity. The windows reach down to the floor, so that the view on the upper floors is only recommended for those with a head for heights. The hotel offer corresponds to a 4-star standard. In 2003 Caesars Palace started building another hotel tower with 26 floors and 949 rooms. Upon completion, the range of rooms will include 3,370. The casino spans around 12. 000 square meters with more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines. By the way: Caesars Palace does not write itself with an apostrophe, because the complex does not belong to the Caesar (rather, all visitors to the complex are “Caesars”).
Caesars Palace offer a special check-in service at Las Vegas Airport. You can already buy show tickets there and receive your room key. The facility is located in the south baggage claim area near the exits to the C and D gates and is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.
- Race for Atlantis
A 3D film trip to Atlantis in an auditorium that moves according to the film images (“Las Vegas’ only 3-D-IMAX simulator ride”). A relatively short experience for a lot of money.
- Omnimax Theater
Films in IMAX format about natural and other wonders are projected onto a huge, six-story high screen that arches over the auditorium. As impressive as all films of this type.
- Atlantis – Festival Fountain
The Roman fountain in the Forum Shops comes “alive” at regular intervals. The battle of good and evil, the clash of fire and water, are demonstrated with music and lasers as well as talking statues machines. Atlantis: daily 10 a.m. – 11.30 p.m. every 90 minutes.
- Caesar’s Magical Empire
A magic show with food. In groups of 24 people each, you are led into the catacombs (a total of 10 halls), are given a three-course menu with as much wine as you like and are entertained by a magician. After that there are two more magic shows. Particularly suitable for families with children.
- Special events
In Caesars, stars and starlets appear more often and give guest performances. It is the main venue for major boxing events in Las Vegas.
- Forum Shops at Caesars
A visit to the shopping arcade is an experience even without shopping: everything is reminiscent of a via in ancient Rome and the artificial sky changes every half hour from dawn to dusk. The over 100 shops form the most successful shopping mall in the USA. Big names are represented (Gap, Banana Republic, Diesel, DKNY; Armani, Nike, Virgin etc.).
There is no food court here (you can find it in the nearby casino), but there are fine restaurants: Chinois, Spago, The Palm. The Forum Shops have been expanded to include Caesars Plaza at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Road, and are above a parking deck for 500 vehicles. Here, too, you can eat, shop and talk. A further expansion of the Forum Shops (around 16,000 square meters on 3 levels) has also been completed. There are more specialty shops and new restaurants here.
- Palatium buffet
- Daily 7.30 a.m. – 10 p.m.