An oasis in the desert with an eleven-acre lake and dancing fountains
On the Strip fronting this stunning resort, thousands of fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Some truly beautiful trees lace the grounds, and the red-tile roofs lining the Mediterranean-blue lake's edge are pure Tuscany. The interior is equally extravagant, beginning with the lobby's ceiling sculpture of hand-blown multicolored glass created by the renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Adjacent to the lobby, the botanical conservatory is filled with flowers and plants. The Italianesque pool area is reminiscent of luxurious European getaways. This magnificent resort is intended to provide a high-class experience. The minimum age to enter is eighteen, unless you can prove you are a hotel guest, invited to an on-site wedding, dining in one of the restaurants or attending O, Cirque du Soleil's amazing circus-and-water ballet extravaganza that takes place under, over and on a liquid stage. The many fine restaurants include Picasso, Michael Mina, Yellowtail and Sensi. A major remodel of the 2,568 resort rooms in the main tower streamlined the furnishings and amenities. Guests can expect iHome docking stations, 40-inch flat-screen televisions and laptop safes in the nightstands. Many guest rooms and suites also feature sweeping vistas of the lake, including the free nightly fountain show. The 928-room Spa Tower has an additional 60,000 square feet of meeting/event space that includes the Tuscany Exhibition Kitchen and an expansive spa and salon. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is a treat, the wedding chapels are exquisite, and the ballrooms (some with balconies overlooking the pool area) are dazzling. Hyde Bellagio must not be missed for a taste of elevated Las Vegas nightlife.