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May 5-11, 2003
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The Venetian Names New Hotel Tower

The dream of romance realized…Venezia.LAS VEGAS - When guests book rooms at the all-suite Venetian Resort Hotel Casino this summer, they will have a tough choice to make: luxury or more luxury? Building upon a tradition that has made it one of the world's most sought-after hotel and meeting destinations, The Venetian will open an additional 1,013 suites in a new tower named "Venezia" in late June.

Separate from the current 3,036 all-suite hotel tower that features the largest standard rooms in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records, "Venezia" is a part of the resort's $275 million expansion that will provide The Venetian with a total number of 4,049 suites, making the Venice-themed luxury resort the third largest hotel in the world by room count. As a hotel-within-a-hotel, the 1,013 suite "Venezia" will debut an exclusive concierge-level of 122 suites complete with private access, upgraded amenities, a business lounge and an appointed staff of hotel personnel.

"Venezia" will overlook a lavish pool deck reminiscent of a Venetian garden. With breathtaking vistas, the garden will feature a swimming pool and three spas, ornate gazebos and five languid fountains. Additionally, the new tower will be home to an exciting new restaurant concept by one of the world's top chefs and will feature The Venetian's first wedding chapel with seating up to 150 people which can be separated into three smaller chapels.

Much like The Venetian's award-winning suites, the standard luxury suite accommodations of "Venezia" will average over 700 sq. ft., but their nine and a half (9' 6") foot ceilings will allow for a greater sense of space. The standard suite will include a spacious private bed chamber with draped canopies, an oversized 130 sq. ft. bathroom finished in Italian marble, and a sunken living room area furnished with a convertible sofa, two upholstered chairs, a desk and a dining table. The suite functions as not only a place to relax or entertain, but as a place to work if necessary. The standard room has three telephones complete with high-speed Internet

access, data ports and a fax machine that doubles as a copier and computer printer. Additionally, the room features a safe large enough for a laptop computer, a fully stocked mini-bar and two 27" color televisions -- one inside a bedroom armoire, the other located inside an entertainment center in the living room. But, the lavishness has only just begun.

Concierge Level Suites at the VenetianAs an exclusive facility within The Venetian, "Venezia" will grant guests a separate and distinctive experience. Unique to Las Vegas will be "Venezia's" exclusive Concierge Level, where the top five floors on the west side of "Venezia" (Las Vegas Boulevard) will include 122 suites. These Concierge Level suites will come complete with appointed concierge services, including quarters of unsurpassed spaciousness, thoughtfulness
and taste.

The new expansion will also include an additional 150,000 sq. ft. of exhibit and ballroom space containing 42 meeting rooms and 22 new boardrooms.

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice's legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streets cape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, world-class gaming, 17 fine dining restaurants, the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum, and a wide variety of entertainment venues on its premises as well as extensive convention and
corporate services.

Bellagio Breaks Ground on Spa Tower

LAS VEGAS - Building on its unrivaled reputation for luxury and service, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio broke ground April 29th on its $375 million Spa Tower. In addition to 925 luxurious rooms and suites, the new tower will feature an expansion of the resort's elegant spa and salon, additional meeting and convention space, added retail and a casually elegant restaurant.

"Today's groundbreaking signals a dynamic undertaking," said Robert H. Baldwin, President and CEO of Mirage Resorts. "The demand for Bellagio has been extraordinary since we first opened our doors in 1998. The Spa Tower will allow us to invite new audiences to experience the elegance and romance of Bellagio."

With the completion of the Spa Tower in December 2004, Bellagio guests will undertake a spectacular and exclusive journey. Upon arrival, guests will pass through stunning classical gardens before making a grand entrance through Bellagio's famed conservatory. Guests will then weave their way along a magnificent 50-foot, glass-walled corridor, experiencing glorious views of Bellagio's Mediterranean-style pool courtyards before reaching the private elevators that access the Spa Tower rooms.

Strategically located on the south side of Bellagio's main pool and courtyard, the Spa Tower will provide direct access to the newly expanded spa and salon, where guests can relax in pampered solitude. An expansion of the resort's award-winning meeting and convention space will add 60,000 square feet. Within the comfort of the elegant guest rooms and suites, guests will be assured connectivity to the world at large through high-speed fiber optic cabling.

"Bellagio has earned an unmatched reputation from a very discerning traveling public," said Terry Lanni, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for MGM MIRAGE. "As testament to this, demand for Bellagio has grown consistently year over year since opening. With this expansion, we will be in a position to meet this unparalleled demand."

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. Within Bellagio are award- winning dining experiences including Picasso, a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, the elegant Petrossian Lounge, a world-class art gallery, exquisite gardens, Cirque du Soleil's stunning performance of "O," luxurious spa services and an elegant casino. The resort's shopping promenade, Via Bellagio, features upscale shops including Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Fred Leighton, Hermes, Moschino and Yves Saint Laurent. Bellagio is the recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award for 2003.

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