Spring Brings Renewal at Bellagio With Redesigned Rooms, Fresh Exhibit
Bellagio Resort & Casino is far from the newest resort on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, but the AAA Five-Diamond property continues to exemplify elegance and luxury, year after year.
From the iconic, dancing fountains on the resort’s 8.5-acre lake to the colorful, 2,000-square-foot Dale Chihuly sculpture, Fiori di Como, hanging above the lobby, beauty and couture await discovery around every corner.
Spring at the Bellagio brings room and suite renovations for the Spa Tower, a romantic display in the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden, and a new exhibit in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.
Here’s a closer look at what to expect if you make it to Vegas this Spring.
Room & Suite Redesigns
Bellagio is doubling down on luxurious guest experiences with major upgrades to its rooms and suites.
Fresh off a complete redesign for 2,500 guest rooms in the main tower, the resort announced it will spend $110 million to redesign 819 rooms and 104 suites in its Spa Tower, slated for completion in October.
This renovation will be followed by resort-wide guest room enhancements for the Bellagio Tower’s approximately 400 suites in 2024.
For the Italian-inspired Spa Tower transformation, the Bellagio has tapped interior design firms from New York and Chicago to work in partnership with MGM Resorts International Design Group: Champalimaud Design for the suites and The Gettys Group for the rooms.
Spa Tower Suites
Suites within the Bellagio Spa Tower come in many sizes. There’s Salon Suites (850 square feet), Bellagio Suites (1,000 square feet), Penthouses, and two-bedroom Bellagio Suites (both 1,500 square feet). Plus, don’t forget the 2,500-square-foot Executive Hospitality Suites, which feature billiards lounges and home-theater living areas.
Once redesigned, these suites will feature natural and manmade accents of Northern Italy, including:
- Tufted cream-colored curved headboards
- Custom TV armoires in a sycamore wood grain
- Curvilinear sofas, benches, and chairs
- Handmade Italian light fixtures
- Custom vanities with lighted mirrors, white marble surfaces, and motion-sensor lights, in the bathroom
“We wanted to create a residential aesthetic with the timeless sense of luxury that is uniquely Bellagio,” Winston Kong, Partner at Champalimaud Design, said in a press release. “We found inspiration in the colors of Lake Como’s surrounding flora and the classical style of the building’s architecture.”
King and Two Queen rooms in the Spa Tower will mirror the Bellagio Tower’s recently redesigned rooms (which are highly sought after by guests, according to the property).
Along with design elements inspired by the waters of Lake Como and the Bellagio Fountains, the rooms will have:
- Marble floors
- Custom furnishings
- Illuminated bathroom mirrors, inlaid with mother of pearl
- Separate soaking tub and shower
Ann Hoff, President & COO of Bellagio, expects the Spa Tower room and suite transformation to “reinforce our position as one of the hospitality industry’s premier destinations.”
Spring in the Conservatory
Located beyond the front desk, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens flourishes anew with the seasons—Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Lunar New Year—offering a feast of sights, sounds, and smells in its North, South, and East beds, plus a literal feast at the Garden Table in the West Bed.
For Spring (through May 20), designer Ed Libby and the 80-member Bellagio Horticulture team present a romantic European garden, Giardino Dell’ Amore.
The display pays tribute to love and romance with twin 16-foot-high cherub statues, floral garlands made from 125,000 blooms, rose-covered lanterns, a koi pond, a marble gazebo, and a tunnel of love with four heart-shaped arches, covered with 24,000 roses. Living orange blossom trees bring good luck while a dreamy soundtrack sets the mood. A tiered, 17-foot-tall fountain is surrounded by LED theatrical screens with images of flowing water.
Better yet, with a reservation, you can enjoy an exclusive brunch or dinner at The Garden Table, located amid flowers, trees, and water features at the center of the conservatory.
Brunch comes from Sadelle’s Café and includes Avocado Toast, House-Cured Salmon Tower with Caviar and Bagels, Steak and Eggs, French Toast, and Salmon Benedict. It’s available seven days a week at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. for up to six guests ($125 per person).
Internationally acclaimed Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning eponymous restaurant serves dinner at The Garden Table. This includes Red Norway Crab, Mediterranean Sea Bass, A5 Miyazaki Wagyu, and more, Wednesday through Sunday at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. for up to four guests ($349 per person).
The conservatory itself is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Fine Art Gallery “In Bloom”
Spring is also on full display at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art with its newest exhibition, In Bloom. The curated exhibit features 30 works by nationally and internationally recognized artists, on the themes of rejuvenation, humanity, and collective change, through Sept. 10.
Guests are encouraged to “live life in full bloom,” according to the words on a glowing neon sign and figuratively as strolling past the gallery’s brightly painted walls and vibrant works, ranging from still life and landscape paintings to kinetic and large-scale sculptures.
Demecina Beehn, Director of Art & Culture for MGM Resorts describes the unique showcase of artists and works as a celebration of beauty and captivating landscapes, perfect for the Spring.
“In Bloom connects our shared experience of seasonal change and rebirth to artworks that either address ideas of transformation directly, subversively, or abstractly,” said Beehn. “With this exhibition, we ask our audience to consider their perspective around the new growth that comes after a cold winter.”
Artists include Earl Biss, Karla Black, Regina Bogat, Nick Cave, Dan Colen, Salvador Dalí, Lois Dodd, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Nicolai Fechin, Martine Gutierrez, Shawn Huckins, Alex Katz, Rachel Kneebone, Tamara Kvesitadze, James Lavadour, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ralph Meyers, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Miron Schmückle, Yinka Shonibare CBE, David Simpson, Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Ai Weiwei and Terry Winters.
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $20.