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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:
Seems only yesterday we shared a gallery of Bellagio's Chinese New Year floral display. Now, spring has sprung at the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and this season's star attraction are butterflies.
Spring will remain in bloom until May 11 and, as usual, Mr. & Ms. Green Thumb will be available every day from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to answer any questions about the exhibit. Last year, we told you how helpful they can be. The popular and welcome tradition of live music also continues, played daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Victorian gazebo, creating a harmonious accompaniment to your stroll.
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Britney spent a respectable, shoes-on weekend in Vegas, seeing a few shows, dining at a few foodie hotspots and, most importantly, keeping residency rumors at fever pitch.
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In Vegas, not every live music act requires payment and accompanying service fees. Here's where to rock out without having to pull your wallet out. Unless, of course, you can't talk your friends or that hot stranger into buying you drinks...
*Click on the name of the performer, group or band to hear them first before you head on down.
Commonwealth (Fremont East in Downtown Vegas)
Live Music Sundays
March 24: Love Hate Away
March 31: Donacat
April 7: Life Is Beautiful Music Showcase to include: Moondog Matinee, The Dirty Hooks, Avalon Landing, and more; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
VegasChatter loves it some hotel toiletries. In fact, we've gone a whole year without needing to purchase soap, shampoo, or conditioner thanks to our 'free' hotel swag. But, there's toiletries that make you smell like an old lady and then there are amenities that make you smell like a million bucks. Or, at least like three digits.
In Bellagio's Chairman Suite, a sprawling two bedroom penthouse atop the resort's Spa Tower, guests don't just receive the normal personal grooming items we've all come to expect. No, when you're paying four figures (and upwards) a night for a stay, you can spritz yourself in all the Gucci you want. And, take it home with you, too.
By now, you've probably seen the new looks of Bellagio's standard accommodations. You may have even stayed in one. (Especially, since they first started coming online back in August of 2011.) But, have you seen the new designs of its suites? Chances are, you may not have as they just recently became complete.
VegasChatter received tours of the resort's newly renovated Bellagio Suite (read: stay here if you want a separate living room and bedroom), Executive Hospitality Suite (read: conference room included), Executive Parlor Suite (read: pool table featured), and the singular 4,705-square-foot, Strip-facing Chairman Suite atop the hotel's Spa Tower (read: if you have to ask how much...). We compiled our snapshots of each into the photo galleries you see below. After you check them out, let us know what you think!
Andy Warhol has arrived Out West and brought some surprises. You know the soup cans, silk-screened Marilyn Monroe and the 15 minutes of fame quote, but a new exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents a compact overview that will prompt you to dig deeper into the world of Warhol.
Burdened as Pop-Art, this is popular art, in an exhibit with broad appeal for the casually curious or the art aficionado. This doesn’t feel like a flashy capitalization on the Warhol name, rather a muted compendium of work that will be new to most visitors.
We thought it was a big deal, but Cirque du Soleil's one-off, One Night For One Drop, is far bigger than we reported. On March 22, inside the Bellagio's "O" Theatre, performers from all seven Vegas Cirque shows will collaborate in a unique production created to raise money for the One Drop charity. On that night, for the first time, all Cirque shows in Las Vegas will close for the evening. No Zarkana, Zumanity... The sole Cirque show will be this production. And, we were invited for a sneak peek as they continue rehearsals.
The One Drop charity, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, is dedicated to generating money and awareness in the issues of access to water and sanitation in developing countries. This special night is not coincidentally on the same date as World Water Day. In the week preceding March 22, one night's revenue from each Cirque production will be donated to the charity. And they are planning more events to coincide with this event.
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Even though Electric Daisy Carnival isn't until the end of June (June 21-23), hotel rates are already significantly higher than they were for EDC this time last year.
If you're planning on attending this year's party, be sure to act quick! We've collected the initial rates below from some of the hotels we recommended last year. EDC also did everyone a solid when they partnered with a few of the bigger hotels, including Luxor, New York-New York, MGM Grand, Aria, and the Bellagio. You can check the discounted rates here. As of now, some of them are cheaper than the hotels below. For example, Circus Circus is cheaper if you go through the EDC website at $87/night, and a room at the Luxor is $135/night.
By the way, three-day passes to EDC are still available. They're priced at $500 for those over 21. Single day admissions aren't being offered this year, but a lay-a-way plan is!
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Looking for a unique Cirque du Soleil experience that can also make you feel good? On March 22, inside the Bellagio's "O" Theatre, all seven Vegas Cirque shows will collaborate in a one-off performance being especially created to raise money for One Drop.
Billed as a truly one-of-a-kind show, it will be created and directed by Krista Monson, casting director for the entire Cirque du Soleil organization. We'd wager she knows how to put on show. We're intrigued how all the Cirque productions will be merged. The thematic concept "will celebrate the earth as an artistic creation and highlight water as the essence of life within the earth’s ecosystem." Plus, demonstrate some rather nifty acrobatics.
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Five times a year Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens creates the finest seasonal floral floor show on The Strip. And, now until March 3, the conservatory is celebrating the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake. Open 24 hours a day, it's a must see if you are in the neighborhood.
Returning this year is the floating Chinese Junk which will host daily musical performances from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Also on hand, a money tree, a floral good luck blessing and a happy group of children. Lots of good luck symbols if you are looking for an extra boost this year.
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The mega-hotel chain is working to make complimentary WiFi available in all the common areas of each of its hotels, "including pools, casinos, lobbies, and restaurants." It's also upgrading the WiFi systems at all its resorts. If they have them. If not, it will finally bring WiFi to its properties which have only offered guests wired Internet service until now. Yes, wired.