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Bellagio

A Las Vegas icon

Steve Wynn, then chairman of Mirage Resorts, had a single objective for Bellagio: simply design "the world's finest hotel" - a place that would attract those who normally bypass Las Vegas for exclusive European resorts. So JERDE answered with the definitive Las Vegas resort. Bellagio set a new standard of luxury along the Las Vegas Strip. It also paid record dividends.

At a Glance

Project Type

Open/Public Space, Hospitality

Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

Size

125 acres

Client

Mirage Resorts, Inc.

Services

Architecture, Interior Design
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Bellagio pulls off the impossible task of being a magnet for people in a town where competition for attention is fierce.
The project sits at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip.
The project sits at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Our work included the design of the lakefront village, retail arcade, porte cochere, conservatory, and fountain.
Our work included the design of the lakefront village, retail arcade, porte cochere, conservatory, and fountain.
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Responding to our client's desire for an Italian aesthetic, Bellagio, which is inspired by its namesake on Lake Como in Italy, contains a Mediterranean village of restaurants and shops in front of a man-made lake with elaborate fountains. 

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Styled after historic European arcades, the retail promenade has 50-foot-high domed rotundas with carved plaster ceilings and glass skylights.

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The scale, composition, and proportions of the architecture were all carefully studied by the design team to serve as an effective backdrop to the resort's famous dancing fountains.

Storefronts are richly detailed, and luxury retail space are leased to top luxury brands.
Storefronts are richly detailed, and luxury retail space are leased to top luxury brands.
conservatory

The Conservatory is an arcaded interior garden that connects the western arm of the resort to the lobby. It is lined with dining areas, a spa, and the art gallery, which houses Steve Wynn's $300-million collection of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art.

Bellagio was a huge success from the moment it opened, with approximately 80,000 people visiting in the first 18 hours.
Bellagio was a huge success from the moment it opened, with approximately 80,000 people visiting in the first 18 hours.
Over the next 20 days retail sales at Via Bellagio reached the equivalent of $1,800 per square foot per year.
Over the next 20 days retail sales at Via Bellagio reached the equivalent of $1,800 per square foot per year.
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Today Bellagio remains one of the most iconic and popular attractions in a City packed with entertainment options.

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