Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

Entrance to Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in the New York New York
Entrance to Zumanity in the New York New York

Zumanity, the Cirque du Soleil show playing regularly at the New York New York in Las Vegas, is… interesting. There are some amazing acrobatics, and every seat offers a great view of the stage. However, you need to know what you are getting into. The show bills itself as a celebration of human sexuality, and it certainly isn’t appropriate for children. To give you a better idea of what to expect, I will divide this review into two sections. First, I will describe what happens before the show. Second, I will describe the show itself. A word to the wise: Sit on the upper level if you don’t want to become involved in the show. Continue reading “Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas”

Bellagio Buffet for a quick meal in Las Vegas

The Bellagio buffet in Las Vegas.
The Bellagio buffet in Las Vegas isn’t as large as some, but it offers plenty of choices. Those choices are presented well.

When it first opened, the Bellagio buffet was probably the nicest one in Las Vegas. 15 or 20 years ago, I remember friends coming home and raving about it. It is still very good. There are plenty of choices, they are presented well, and everything is clean and in good order. Unfortunately, it is no longer one of the best in Las Vegas. Dine Drink Travel will review the Bacchanal buffet at Caesar’s in February, and the Wynn buffet also offers a lot more choices. The Bellagio buffet is a great place to get a quick meal, and it is perfect if you are already at the hotel. It just isn’t worth taking a special trip. This review covers a brunch I ate there with my wife last month. Continue reading “Bellagio Buffet for a quick meal in Las Vegas”

Bellagio Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite (Updated)

A premier fountain view from our Bellagio two bedroom penthouse suite.
A premier fountain view from our Bellagio two bedroom penthouse suite.

I wrote last year about my stay in a Bellagio two bedroom penthouse suite. That was one of my earlier posts on Dine Drink Travel, and it was designed as a comprehensive review of my stay. We had the opportunity to stay in that suite again at the end of last month. This time, we also had a premier fountain view. In this post, I want to give you more information about the room rather than the hotel overall. Continue reading “Bellagio Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite (Updated)”

Bellagio Chairman’s Lounge VIP services

Door to the Bellagio Chairman's Lounge in Las Vegas. VIP services are available to suite guests.
Door to the Bellagio Chairman’s Lounge in Las Vegas. Access to is available depending on the class of suite that you book.

Several days ago, I wrote that access to the Bellagio Chairman’s Lounge is changing. Where is was previously available at no extra charge to everyone in a penthouse suite or larger, it is now available to a much larger variety of suites. However, many suites which previously had complimentary access now have to pay for it. We were at the Bellagio from December 26-29, 2017 and had access to the lounge. Here is what you can expect. Continue reading “Bellagio Chairman’s Lounge VIP services”

Bellagio Chairman’s Lounge access changes

View from my room at the Bellagio in March 2017
View from my room at the Bellagio in March 2017

I wrote before about the two bedroom penthouse suite at the Bellagio. We are making another trip and staying in this room next week. One of the great benefits of staying in this room is access to the Bellagio Chairman’s Lounge. That provides private check in, excellent guest service, and a variety of snacks throughout the day. It is also a great place to pick up a cup of coffee. I will review the lounge separately after our trip next week, but I wanted to let you know that access rules appear to have changed. Bellagio Chairman’s Lounge access was previously available only to those in a penthouse suite and above. It is no longer included with anything but a few suites, but there is good news. It appears you can gain access plus a limo ride to and from the airport for $150 a night from almost any room. Continue reading “Bellagio Chairman’s Lounge access changes”