The Bellagio Resort was built upon the former home of the Dunes Hotel and Golf Course.
The Bellagio Resort & Casino cost $1.6 billion to construct (the most expensive building in the world upon completion) on 126 acres of land which was purchased for a bargain $70 million (well below 10% of the land value only a year after opening).
The hotel contains 3,000 guest suites.
The Bellagio is named after a resort town on the shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy.
The resort features a $40 million dancing fountain on a man-made lake in front of the hotel with 1,200 nozzles, highlighted by 4,500 colored lights choreographed to shoot water up to 250 feet into the air.
Bellagio features a 122,000 square foot casino.
The building boasts a 12,500 square feet botanical garden.
Bellagio Resort & Casino has 150,000 square feet of convention space.
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