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Five Useful Vegas Valet Hacks

December 19, 2014 at 4:18 PM | by | Comments (2)

Not all Vegas hotel porte cocheres are created equally. Sometimes, you can leave your car with valet, grab your bags and quickly get where you need to go. Sometimes valet is on the opposite side of the property and entirely inconvenient for your visit. It's not fun†lugging yourself through the casino until you get to whichever part of the property you want to be in. Here are some valet tips for visitors who prefer to drive themselves, but don't know Vegas quite as well as they'd like to yet:

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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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MGM Resorts Raising Resort Fees

Where: 89109
December 1, 2014 at 8:37 PM | by | Comments (32)

On the heels of a new one-price-fits-all resort fee policy by Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts is ending 2014 by adjusting its nightly fees as well.

Effective this week, the properties of MGM Resorts will see resort fee increases ranging from an extra two to five dollars a night. Here's how it will all break down:

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The Real Magic Of Bellagio's Conservatory

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
November 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM | by | Comments (2)

The most magical time within Bellagio's beauteous Conservatory, for us, isn't during any one of its five seasonal displays, it's in-between them. Seeing those elaborate, yet incredibly intricate displays dissembled and assembled is one of the most fascinating sights in town. A well-choreographed production, a swarm of employees work day and night, round the clock, for about a week to cart away one exhibit and create the next.

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Just One Dish: Creme Brulee at FIX

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
November 17, 2014 at 2:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

Do you ever get to the dessert menu and suddenly go into a mild panic because you canít decide between all the delicious flavors? Sometimes you want cookies. And, chocolate. And, creamy custardy goodness. The trouble is, you probably arenít still hungry in the first place and, though the separate dessert stomach is totally a thing, you donít need to order something from three different categories of sweets. Or, at least you probably shouldnít.

FIX at Bellagio can solve this dessert dilemma with its FIX CrŤme Brulee ($15). Its presentation of the standard dessert features an added bonus at the bottom: a layer of cookie butter. If youíre not familiar with the sweet concoction, you should run, not walk, to FIX to have your taste buds blown away. Itís made from mashed spiced biscuits popular in Holland and Belgium.

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It's Time For A New Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art Eggs-hibit

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
November 14, 2014 at 6:07 PM | by | Comments (2)

Itís not Easter time, but it is time to get egg-cited about some eggs. Yes, we are that corny. These arenít just any eggs, but Faberge, to be precise. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) opens its newest exhibit today entitled, Faberge Revealed: Jeweler to the Czars.

Guests will get a chance to see intricate works of art and get a Russian history lesson at the same time. We highly recommend grabbing an audio guide wand (English, French and Spanish options!) on your way in to get the backstory on the pieces featured in the exhibit. Just be warned: Russian history isnít always the cheeriest subject matter, particularly in the revolutionary years.

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Just One Dish: Poutine At Sensi

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
October 29, 2014 at 3:38 PM | by | Comments (7)

Sorry, we devoured half before remembering to take a pic!

Ever been afraid to order something only because you couldnít pronounce the dishís name? Hopefully, weíre not alone here. Itís embarrassing to admit, but even more embarrassing to deal with butchering a name in a restaurant setting, especially on the finer dining side. This writer speaks Spanish decently well, but French is completely intimidating. I tend to fear dishes if they even sound like a name of French origin, particularly if all or several of the ingredients are also in French, because I donít really understand what Iím considering. When it finally dawned on me that poutine is just a fancy way of saying fries with gravy and cheese curds, I knew it was time to stop wimping out and avoiding dishes with French (or French Canadian, in this case) names.

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Time To Play Guess How Much That Bellagio Conservatory Prop Sold For...

October 21, 2014 at 8:52 PM | by | Comments (5)

There's Bellagio at Home and then there's truly bringing a piece of Bellagio home. While the resort has long offered visitors the chance to buy its towels, robes, and mattresses, today fans were given the rare chance to purchase some of the props used to create the famed botanical displays within its Conservatory.

An auction sold off more than 100 pieces from past displays, from the mundane (batches of Grecian columns) to the elaborately whimsical (a nine-foot-tall cobra.) Many of the props went for a song, but others fetched several thousand for the resort. (That cobra? It went for fifty bucks.)

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Want A Piece Of Bellagio's Conservatory? Get Ready To Place Your Bid

October 20, 2014 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (5)

It's impossible to walk through Bellagio's always exquisite Conservatory and not wish to have a similar experience right out your back door. But, if your pockets are deep enough or you're just plain lucky, you can take the first steps to creating your own, over-the-top backyard paradise tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21. That's when the resort will auction off more than 100 props once used within its botanical gardens.

BMA Liquidators will oversee the auction which will take place as a live web event beginning at 11 a.m. PT tomorrow morning. Among the items up for bid are boring things like rubber mats, columns and planters, but once you get past that, things get a lot more interesting. And, a lot more oversized, too.

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Bellagio Is Putting The Squeeze On Rival Beverage Programs

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
October 13, 2014 at 3:57 PM | by | Comments (7)

Palazzo may have had the first dedicated juice spot on the Strip with tenant, JuiceFarm, but Bellagio is doing it one better by creating cold-pressed juices on-site.

Within the next few weeks, the resort will begin selling its own line of organic juices at a number of venues, including Palio, Gelato, Snacks, and Jean Philippe Patisserie.

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Bellagio Finally To Complete Room Remodel

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
October 8, 2014 at 8:23 PM | by | Comments (2)

Just over a year ago, we told you how Bellagio might do more remodeling soon, or not. The "or not" proved to be more the case as the resort is just now announcing the renovation of its main tower suites.

A 2011-12 project brought a new look for the deluxe (aka, standard) rooms in the Bellagio Tower as well as for all the accommodations in the Spa Tower. Just over 400 Bellagio Tower suites, however, were kept, umm, classic. Those suites will offer a whole new style (check the rendering above) in keeping with what's already been done to the Spa Tower suites.

Some remodeled suites will be available for stays as early as next month with a full project completion expected by February 2015.

(PHOTO: MGM Resorts)

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Julian Serrano To Bring The Lago

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 30, 2014 at 8:49 PM | by | Comments (5)

Remember those restaurant rumblings coming out of Bellagio in April? One is finally coming to fruition. Circo closed over the weekend to make way for Lago, a new concept by Julian Serrano (behind Picasso at Bellagio and Serrano at Aria.)

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