The Bellagio Hotel’s Iconic Lake and Fountains


Bellagio Hotel pic

Bellagio Hotel

Brian Vanderburgh is a longtime Las Vegas construction executive who has guided major resort projects on the Strip, including Encore & Wynn Resorts and the Paris Hotel and Casino. Brian Vanderburgh is currently based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is a vice president with Hedrick Brothers Construction.

One of his major Las Vegas development projects as area manager was the Treasure Island & Bellagio Resort and Casino. Working with Wynn Design & Development, he oversaw the creation of the conservatory and lake feature at the Bellagio Hotel.

Taking its inspiration from the Italian town of Bellagio on Lake Como near the Swiss border, it was natural that the Bellagio Hotel would have a lake as its centerpiece. The lake comes into its own at night, when The Fountains of Bellagio present an intricately choreographed performance tied to music and lights.

Undertaken in collaboration with WET Design, the project involved the installation of more than one thousand fountains that shoot water as high as 460 feet into the air. Dining at the Bellagio has been designed to maximize exposure to the fountains, with floor-to-ceiling windows gracing both the restaurant Lago di Como and the nightclub HYDE.


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