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Celebrating our Engagement at the Magnificent Bellagio in Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, there are many things that come to mind. The Strip, the lights, the Rat Pack, Ocean’s 11. Yes, and with that is one of the most beautiful resorts ever, sitting almost in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, lit up with spotlights and boasting one of the most incredible and entertaining water displays ever, The Bellagio.

Now, I have always wanted to stay at the Bellagio. One reason, it is full of Italian flare and being half Italian myself as well as Alessa, I loved that. It is also known for its beauty, exceptional service and romance. Inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance. So when I was planning this trip and looking for a special place to celebrate our engagement, the Bellagio was a no brainer.

I wanted to make it special for Alessa and being that the engagement was a surprise, we stayed at the Luxor the first part our trip. This way it made it easier and less conspicuous since I had stayed there previously and the fact that the Luxor HyperX Esports Arena had invited me back to do some gaming and tour the arena. But, for the weekend after the proposal, I wanted to really make it special for her and celebrate in a beautiful and romantic way before coming back home.

We checked in very, very late (or should I say very early) as we made a 10 hour drive to Disneyland the day of check in so the first thing that we experienced when we got in the room as the bed. We were exhausted! But, after getting some much needed rest, on that very comfortable bed I might add, we got to take in the beauty of the room. Adorned in golds, browns and maroon, it is warm and opulent, making you feel stress free and cozy. Then there was the view.

I booked a fountain view when I planned the trip as I knew this was the best and we could see not only the fountains but the Paris Eiffel Tower as well, reminding us of that perfect night. I was so glad that I did book this room as the fountains were not running the night I proposed (which was due to wind) and this gave us the chance to really enjoy them in private, just the two of us. They even pipe in the music so that you can get the entire experience. It was incredible and seeing it at night, all lit up with the Paris Eiffel Tower glittering and all the lights of the strip, truly breathtaking.

We were starving so I ordered room service breakfast, something that many hotels and resorts are not even offering right now due to the pandemic, but we were very excited that they were. Breakfast was amazing, delivered in first class style and it made the day even more special. Being able to sit back, have breakfast in bed, spending this time together overlooking the beauty of Vegas is something that we will always remember.

We did explore the resort, some on stream with the Mayne Mafia and showed some of our room. If you would like to check out the stream, go to the link below. Time stamps are in place if you just want to see the room or specific things such as the fountains are places we went that evening.

The Bellagio lobby is awesome, showcasing  Dale Chihuly’s Fiori di Como, composed of over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers, whic covers 2,000 sq ft of the lobby ceiling and it truly spectacular. Even if you do not stay here, walking through the resort and casino is amazing. The Bellagio is also home to Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic production O (which was not playing at the time we where there due to the pandemic). The main (original) tower of Bellagio, with 3,015 rooms, has 36 floors and a height of 508 ft. The Spa Tower, which opened on December 23, 2004, and stands to the south of the main tower, has 33 floors, a height of 392 ft and contains 935 rooms.

The Bellagio Conservatory also had a beautiful setup for the Year of the Ox, Chinese New Year and we really had to sort of rush through it. It was so beautiful and reminded us of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival but with more gold! You also can come in and see the displays all throughout the year at the Conservatory as they change them with the seasons. We wish that we had more time to spend here but again, we will be back!!

I highly recommend the Bellagio if you are looking to come to Las Vegas whether it be for a special occasion or vacation. There is much to see and do and we just did not have time to see everything that it had to offer while we were there.