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Christmas Has Arrived At Bellagio, You May Now Rejoice

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
December 5, 2014 at 8:02 PM | by | Comments (7)

'Tis not really the season until Bellagio fires up the Christmas tree.

The resort held a lighting ceremony for its always breathtaking holiday tree (writing that just to make someone twitch) last night. This year's fir stands 42 feet tall, weighs 6,800 pounds (!!) and is covered in 7,000 twinkling white lights as well as 2,500 multi-colored ornaments.

Also within the Conservatory, guests will find those adorable polar bears made of white carnations, mischievous animatronic penguins, a walk-through snow globe, a model train display and tens of thousands of poinsettias. The winter exhibit will be on view through January 3. VegasChatter reader @paperposter has already dropped by and shares the images you see in this post.

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Tiësto Leaves His 'Footprints' At The Bellagio Fountains

September 18, 2014 at 5:17 PM | by | Comments (5)

Tiësto, the superstar DJ whose name is practically synonymous with Las Vegas nightlife, is moving on up on The Strip.

Usually, Tiësto can be found at MGM Grand where he has a residency with mega-club Hakassan and the party pool, Wet Republic. But now, Vegas visitors who stroll along the picturesque Bellagio Fountains will be treated to a medley of three of the DJ's songs, accompanied by soaring blasts of water.

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Bottled Water Still One Dollar?

August 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (11)

“Bottled water, one dollar!”

For years, the familiar pitch could be heard on bridges and sidewalks up and down Las Vegas Boulevard. The summer heat brought out entrepreneurs armed with coolers, ice, and cases of bottled water. Eager to make a quick buck, and with minimal start-up costs, water vendors expanded to nearly every part of The Strip. That was, until Clark County commissioners decided to shut them down last summer.

It’s been just over a year since the Clark County ordinance aimed at removing peddlers from The Strip went into effect. The law prohibits conducting business in a public right of way and is targeted primarily at street vendors who sell bottles of water. In arguing for passage of the ordinance, commissioners suggested that unlicensed sellers compete unfairly with tax-paying, brick-and-mortar businesses and also cited tourist safety concerns. County Commissioner Steve Sisolak specifically opposed the idea of letting The Strip turn into an open air market (even though we’re guessing he’s okay with Bally’s Grand Bazaar). Metro Police, along with Clark County business license agents, can cite and even arrest ordinance violators. Maximum penalties include a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. So, after a year, have things changed? We took stroll around the north end of the Strip on a hot summer evening to find out.

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So, The Bellagio Fountains Reward On MyVEGAS...

July 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM | by | Comments (9)

We dreamed of pumping up the volume, but a very dedicated MyVEGAS player will actually receive the power to program the Bellagio Fountains, for reals.

VegasChatter member theduke282 let us know on June 25 that the top prize on MGM Resorts' Facebook game was sold out, but he wasn't sure if that meant someone had actually redeemed it, or if it was just removed as an offering.

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What The Bellagio Fountains Would Dance To If We Pumped Up The Volume

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
May 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM | by | Comments (14)

The $250,000 Package at Hyde Bellagio may be just a hair out of our wallet's reach, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming. Sure, popping the cork on the world's largest champagne bottle would be be sweet. And, securing the finest table at Hyde would be p-i-m-p. But, when (dreaming of) dropping that kind of green, we want to do more than just press the red button that starts a song of our choosing from a pre-set list. For $250K, we want to write that list.

Sinatra's great and all. Michael, too. Elvis even. But, when picturing pressing that Bellagio button, we're mixing it up and putting those fountains to the test. Close your eyes and picture the spray shooting to the screams of these songs.

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The $250,000 Package at Hyde Bellagio

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89101
April 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM | by | Comments (4)

Hyde Bellagio's new package is so ritzy, it's named simply after how much it costs: The $250,000 Package.

You're probably wondering what you could possibly get for that amount of money that would justify the price tag. Well, for starters, you get the largest bottle of champagne in the world, a 30-liter bottle of Ace of Spades. It is approximately 1,015 ounces, which breaks down to 40 bottles or 127 8-ounces glasses. The bottle is apparently over 100 pounds and no doubt has "hangover inducer" written all over its label.

Not only that, but you and your fellow lushes friends will be served at Hyde's best table overlooking the famous Bellagio fountains (shown in the photo above). The real novelty, though, comes in the opportunity to power up the fountains after they've shut down for the night and select the accompanying song. How do you do it is even cooler:

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Where To Get Engaged in Vegas?

June 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

Time for another VegasChatter Question! Already? Yes, our amazing readers have great questions! Do you have a question about Vegas, too? We bet you do. Send it to us and if we deem it clean enough, we'll post it here on VegasChatter!

For today's VegasChatter question, it's really questions. Recently, quite a few male readers have been in the mood for love and have inquired about places to pop the question or renew vows. To make sure we don't spoil any plans, we're keeping names and specific details under wraps. We can say, though, that in all the circumstances, each gent has wanted something informal, non-official and a bit off the beaten path from the regular Vegas spots. cough, Bellagio Fountains, cough

Below, we lay out five versatile settings that could work for either scenario. But, this is Vegas. There are lots more. If we wanted to, we could probably list off 500 more. With that rock on their finger, though, and, err, you of course, the place where the magic happened will fade into the background for most. It's the thought that counts, after all.

So, without further ado, here are our five picks. And, if you already got engaged or married in Vegas, we want to hear about. And, don't forget to send us a snapshot, too!

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Where We Found The Best Coffee On The Strip

March 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM | by | Comments (13)

Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas for a long time. The views are great as you're opposite the Bellagio Fountains and the people watching is even better since you're seated right on The Strip.

People rave about the food there, too, but we were skeptical since chain restaurants don't often offer culinary greatness. We met a friend for breakfast there one morning, though, and our concerns have now been put to rest.

Typically, we're fairly simple when it comes to breakfast. Give us bacon, eggs and coffee and we're good to go. Sugar at breakfast is definitely not our thing. However, when looking at the extensive breakfast menu at Mon Ami Gabi, we couldn't bring ourselves to get something plain like eggs. We saw Nutella waffles and decided that this was what we had to eat. And, we're glad we did.

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Hyde Bellagio: A Lounge With a View

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S. [map], 89109
January 2, 2012 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (6)

The Bellagio really got into the out with the old, in with the new concept this year, opening Hyde Bellagio on New Year's Eve in the shuttered Fontana Bar location. Wilmer and a Jonas brother were in attendance as were SBE The Hills stars. Hyde owner and SBE head honcho Sam Nazarian, yes that Sam, even made an appearance trying to nuzzle up to Sophia Vergara.

With the name-dropping out of the way, let's get into what Hyde Bellagio itself brings to the table. We got a sneak peak prior to the opening last week with construction crews still hammering away.

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The Sound Of Music Will Be Different At Bellagio Next Week

December 16, 2011 at 7:05 PM | by | Comments (2)

Bellagio's fountains are something we never tire of seeing, but if you've ever wondered just how many times you have to hear Luck Be A Lady or the Pink Panther theme, we've some good news. In just a few days, three new songs will be added to the playlist, according to USA Today:

For the first time in six years, The Fountains of Bellagio — the Strip's most famous free attraction — will add new songs to their repertoire. (The Beatles') Lucy (in the Sky with Diamonds), Michael Jackson's Billie Jean and the '40s Glenn Miller hit In the Mood are due to debut starting next week.

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What Happens When You Have A Pool, Are Bored (and Genius) And Love Bellagio's Fountains

September 30, 2011 at 5:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Bellagio's Fountains aren't just iconic, they're an engineering marvel with more than 1,200 jets working together to create the perfect spot for us to gawk at Batman and the Joker ask someone to take our picture with Batman and Joker in front of the aquatic display.

Bellagio probably spent quite a bit of dough on the world-famous attraction so who would have thought that a group of kids could have created just as memorable of an experience... in a pool... with super soakers?

Upon closer look, the video isn't as random as it appears as it was produced by a pool company, but we still love it. Who's up for getting together and recreating The Mirage Volcano with sparklers?

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Vegas Traditions, Now and Then

September 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM | by | Comments (13)

To people that obsess about Vegas, anticipate the next trip months ahead, and can’t go six months without going to Vegas, there are certain things that we have to do every trip. These are our Vegas traditions. They are hardly stagnant. A tradition can turn into a “skip-that” at the toss of a hat, but for a time they are the exact things that we anticipate doing.

When we first started going to Vegas in our younger days, the Vegas traditions were very different. The first night often started with a few shots in the hotel room before heading out. O’Sheas and Barbary Coast (now Bill's Gamblin Hall) were often in the plans as great budget joints with a good feel. Often a quick stop for a 40 oz of Mickey’s was in the cards and Slots-A-Fun was particularly great for its strip-side craps and free drinks.

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