LAS VEGAS - Exceeding guest expectations is the service standard at Bellagio, the first casino hotel in AAA history to earn Five Diamond status. In keeping with that goal, the resort recently unveiled the design for its new guest rooms both in the existing Bellagio Tower and the $375 million Spa Tower, scheduled to open in December. The $110 million redesign of the Bellagio Tower guest rooms was completed in mid-February.

"Our goal was to build upon the highly successful Bellagio room design of 1998 and incorporate luxurious new features and technology that would enhance our guests' stays," said Randy Morton, vice president of Hotel Operations. "We feel this extraordinary new room accomplishes that objective."

Each of the 2,602 Bellagio Tower and 928 Spa Tower guest rooms has been designed to create a warm and inviting feeling using clean lines often associated with contemporary styling and accenting them with rich, dark wood tones. Combining contemporary wood furnishings and artwork with traditional fabrics and accessories results in a resplendent modern look.

Decorated in four different color schemes, the newly remodeled guest rooms create an alluring arrival statement. Rooms with king beds offer either soothing colors of beige, espresso and ice blue or dark mahogany wood furnishings with fabrics covered in goldenrod, olive and kumquat. Guests staying in rooms with double queen beds will be welcomed by either natural colors of russet, sage and wheat or taupe, plum brown and wheat. By maintaining the comfortable luxury and quality that have become synonymous with Bellagio while incorporating sumptuous colors and textures, the resort continues to raise the bar in Las Vegas and around the world.

For the convenience of leisure and business travelers alike, technology was not overlooked in the room design. In each room, high-speed fiber optic cabling, electronic drapes and sheers, 27-inch flat screen televisions, laptop safes and electronic, fully stocked mini bars are the new standard. These features allow guests to feel at home while staying at Bellagio.

In addition, patterned marble flooring outlined with a mosaic detail in the entryway, full-length mirrors, marble showers with seamless glass enclosures, triple-sheeted linens and luxurious duvets enhance the new rooms.

"This project is an example of our ongoing commitment to provide AAA Five Diamond amenities to our guests. It was imperative to us that all Bellagio guests, in the Spa Tower and Bellagio Tower alike, experience the same level of luxury and comfort for which we are known around the world," Morton adds.