Nast Traveller Readers Name
Bellagio Best Hotel in the Americas and Caribbean
LAS VEGAS - Bellagio,
often described as the most spectacular and romantic resort in the
world, recently was named Best Hotel in the Americas and Caribbean
by readers of Conde Nast Traveller (UK) magazine. Winners were announced
in the publication's fifth anniversary Readers' Travel Awards issue.
Nast Traveller's readers travel extensively worldwide. It is a remarkable
honor for such a group to recognize Bellagio
as the best leisure destination in the Americas and Caribbean; an
honor that has everything to do with the commitment our employees
make to each and every guest that walks through our doors," said
Randy Morton, Vice President of Hotel Operations.
Hotels were evaluated
on a number of criteria, including leisure facilities, restaurants,
standard comfort of accommodations, location, environmental friendliness,
ambience, shopping facilities, value for money and service.
"It is a
great honor for Bellagio
to receive the highest score in its category in our annual Readers'
Travel Awards," said Sarah Miller, magazine editor. "Acknowledging
our readers' appreciation of the world's best hotels and their desire
to see more than 20 worldwide listed in the magazine, this year we
expanded the leisure hotels' category by breaking it into five regions
of the world -- Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the
South Pacific, Europe, and the Americas and Caribbean. Each category
was judged according to 10 criteria and Bellagio
took its three highest scores in the following: standard of accommodation,
location and service."
was named at the top of a list that included The Wickaninnish Inn
in Canada, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso in Mexico, Le Sport in St. Lucia
and Mondrian in Los Angeles among the readers' top five picks.
"It is a
highly impressive occasion in the hospitality industry for a resort
with the scope and complexity of Bellagio
to be recognized as having attributes of intimacy and service superior
to the other hotels in this select group given that these resorts
are far smaller," Mr. Morton said. "To be chosen for this
honor by people who extensively travel the world affirms Las Vegas'
rise to prominence on the world travel scene."
launched in 1997 aimed at the British and European market. It is a
wholly autonomous entity from the American version of the magazine.
Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' Travel Awards recognize excellence
in hotels, airlines, islands and spas worldwide among other leisure
businesses and travel destinations. Conde Nast Traveller was honored
as the lifestyle magazine of the year for 2000 and 2001 by the British
Society of Magazine Editors.
Inspired by the
beautiful villages of Europe, Bellagio
overlooks a Mediterranean-blue eight-acre lake in which fountains
perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights.
are award-winning dining experiences including Picasso, a Mobil Five-Star/AAA
Five Diamond restaurant, a world-class art gallery currently featuring
Faberge: Treasures from the Kremlin, exquisite gardens, luxurious
spa services, an elegant casino and Cirque du Soleil's stunning performance
of "O." The resort's shopping promenade, Via Bellagio,
features upscale boutiques including Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany
& Co., Prada, Fred Leighton, Hermes, Moschino and Yves Saint Laurent.
Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE.