Introducing The New Suites At Bellagio
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File these beauties under the "Still Wish Steve Owned the Place" and "Yowza" folders. Following a year-long, top to bottom renovation of Bellagio's standard room product, MGM's pattern-happy, psychedelic green and blue-loving design teams have set their sights on that property's suite offerings. Thanks to the good folks over at the Travel Channel-owned hotel documenting site Oyster, you can see the results for yourselves; it's almost like you're there in person.
And, boy, are these Salone Suite, for example. Gone are the tasteful, soothing taupes that pervaded the previous generation's offerings and in their places are an over the top faux French boudoir headboard, a couple of knock off Orla Kiely throw pillows, and just the worst patterned wallpaper one might ever encounter. Alright, drop a ton of acid and that last one might become a little more acceptable.
The only saving grace with the renovation, though, seems to come in the form the new Bellagio Suite. Restrained, tasteful, and yet containing a certain childish, playful pattern profile, this offering contains just the right amount of Bellagio's inherent elegance.
But don't even get me started on the renovated Penthouse Suite. As one of the property's highest echelons of consumer-bookable room offerings, a certain amount of care and attention should have been put into bringing these suites back to their Roger Thomas green gingham glory days. Instead, it looks like MGM's designers doubled down on some of the worst chocolate brown aspects of the room - as illustrated in Blackjacker1979's review from a few years ago - while bringing a certain Mirage suite flair to the mix. It's insouciant, perfunctory, and unbecoming of one of the city's most lasting expressions of luxury. Oh, and it's overpriced.
All of that being said, though, these suites are still more attractive than the Souvlaki Palace.
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