Bellagio is impressive more for its refined elegance than for gimmicks. If it's pampering you're after, stay in the Spa Tower, which has expansive rooms and suites (with steam showers and soaking tubs), as well as an expanded full-service spa and salon. Rooms in the original hotel tower are snazzy, with Italian marble and luxurious fabrics. Elegant, faux Italian provincial furniture surrounds either a single king-size bed or two queen-size beds. Bellagio has one of the higher staff-to-guest ratios in town, which results in visibly more solicitous service than you might expect at such an enormous property. This service is best in the Executive Suite Lounge, which offers complimentary business center services.
Top-tier meals: With restaurants from Michael Mina, Jean-Gorges Vongerichten, and Julian Serrano, Bellagio (still) has one of the best restaurant rosters in town.
The Bellagio fountains: More than 1,200 fountains stream and jet in a choreographed
water ballet across the man-made Bellagio lake.
The lobby: Walking into the lobby, you're confronted with a fantastic and colorful glass sculpture called Fiori di Como, by famed artist Dale Chihuly.
The Conservatory: The gardens of this indoor botanical conservatory are particularly stunning during Christmas and Chinese New Year.
Marvel at the Mediterranean-infused alfresco pool complex, which comprises five pools, a café, and a pool bar. Book a chair inside one of the ultra-exclusive Cypress Premier Lounges and enjoy chilled towels and smoothie shots throughout the day.
At Spa Bellagio, traditional treatments such as Swedish and deep-tissue massages are complemented by innovative hydrotherapy and hot-stone options. The salon, which offers full nail services for men and women, also is considered one of Vegas's best.
The Via Bellagio contains luxe boutiques, with names like Chanel, Dior, and Gucci.