The famous Bellagio hotel opened its doors on the Las Vegas strip on October 15, 1998. The sprawling resort sits on the land that previously housed the legendary Dunes Hotel and Casino. Inspired by the Lake Como town Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its excellence. The main (original) tower features 36 floors with 3,015 rooms. In 2004, a second tower known as the Spa Tower, was opened just south of the main tower and sits at 33 floors and 935 rooms.
Aside from the famous Fountains at the Bellagio, the hotel offers many additional attractions for their guests. The Bellagio is the home to the Cirque de Soleil aquatic show, "O", named to sound like the French word for water, "eau". The show features water acts like synchronized swimming, as well as aerial and ground acts. The grounds also contain a conservatory and botanical gardens. The gardens feature five different seasonal themes throughout the year: Chinese New Year, spring, summer, fall, and winter. Additionally, the Bellagio features a gallery of fine art which contains exhibitions from private collectors, along with established museums.
One of the biggest draws of patrons on the strip are the Fountains at the Bellagio. These fountains are choreographed with performances set to light and music for over 30 songs. The lake area that houses the fountains is 375,000 square feet, equivalent to three city blocks or eight football fields. The choreographed shows are made possible through the use of 1,214 nozzles and a system of pipes. The devices used are capable of shooting water higher than a 24-story building and have the ability to shimmy, twirl, and spin. The streams of water are lit with over 4,500 lights, which can be set to change colors depending on the song or time of year. The system of fountains is so complex, the Bellagio staffs a team of 30 to clean, maintain, and make emergency repairs on the fountains between shows at all times. The fountains can be seen from several different vantage points on the strip and attract crowds all through the year.
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