Bellagio, Las Vegas
Perched before an eight-acre lake at the heart of the Strip, the Bellagio’s overstated luxury and classic European opulence make it a firm favourite among the glitterati. With its lavish suites, thrilling shows, high-stakes gambling and acclaimed restaurants, this world-class hotel sweeps guests straight to the heart of this glamorous city.
With 18 dining options, there’s a restaurant here to suit every taste, from award-winning French cuisine at Le Cirque to sophisticated Chinese dining at Jasmine. At the AAA Five Diamond-awarded Picasso, guests can admire the eponymous artist’s works over a gourmet degustation menu, while Lago serves small Italian plates prepared by a Michelin-decorated chef. Additional options include succulent steak and seafood at Prime Steakhouse, contemporary Asian cuisine at Noodles, and a decadent array of chocolates, cakes and crêpes prepared by a World Pastry Champion at the Jean Philippe patisserie.
A stay at the Bellagio is a vivid assault on the senses. The hotel boasts five pools set within Italian-style courtyards, where you can relax in poolside luxury by hiring a private cabana complete with TV and fully-stocked fridge. Unwind further with a pampering treatment at the award-winning spa or stroll around the Botanical Garden’s incredible floral displays. Peruse intimate exhibitions by celebrated artists at the Gallery of Fine Art and shop till you drop in Via Bellagio’s upscale boutiques. As night falls, catch Cirque du Soleil’s incredible aquatic-based show, ‘O’, before heading to the 8.5-acre lagoon for the world-famous fountain show – a vibrant spectacle of dancing water displays, lights and music. Then dance the night away at the hotel’s stylish nightclub, The Bank.
The ultra-luxurious Tower Suites offer a sophisticated retreat from the frenetic city below. Sprawling over 1,536 square feet and adorned with sumptuous Bellagio-themed art décor, each spacious suite boasts a sleek marble foyer, large open-plan lounge and dining area with its own bar, and a separate master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite bathroom. High-end mod-cons include 55-inch flat-screen TVs and a modern surround-sound entertainment system.