photo: Carol M. Highsmith
Proof that the American public never tires of opulent hotels is the Tuscan-inspired Bellagio. Waters from the “Fountains of Bellagio” stream choreographed to classical music. The building’s lobby features 2,000 hand-blown, Dale Chihuly glass flowers. The hotel also has botanical gardens, a gallery of art, and, of course, acres and acres of casino floor.