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Robin Leach on possibility on Bellagio lake being removed

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by hail2skins, May 22, 2017.

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  1. hail2skins

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  2. AshSanDiego84

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    It would make me so sad to see the fountains go away. They have always been one of my favorite nighttime activities in Vegas. I love to grab a drink, find a good viewing spot, and watch a few shows back to back. Feels like such a uniquely Vegas moment. Crossing my fingers that this doesn't happen. Thanks for posting this, I'll make sure to take extra time out to watch them on my next trip.
     
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    I'll re-book at Aria, or Wynn if that's the case.
     
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    Yes, there was a thread a while ago, but it was reported that it was an april fools joke. Maybe not huh?
     
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    Was planning on taking my Dad to Bellagio next year. Definitely staying elsewhere if the lake is gone.
     
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    Pretty good real estate at the front of the Bellagio. Soon be filled by high end shops and another celebrity chef.

    Mirage will probably cash in next with the volcano being replaced by Armani etc etc.

    Just hope they don't and they try to keep something unique about Vegas.
     
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    It would be a shame for it to go away for more shopping, it is a highlight of the strip.
     
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    would be a shame but just think what would you do if you owned the bellagio and all the debt that goes with it?

    I know what I would do and it would include some bulldozers full of dirt and a drain plug puller.
     
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    Soon they'll close the strip for traffic and it will become a giant mall that encases all the casinos. Low floor rooms will have patios inside shops for easy "VIP access" to your favorite retailer or a guaranteed table just outside your room. Keep the blinds open and you can watch people shop.
     
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    I can see where they are coming from for profit reasons but sooner or later they will take it one step too far.

    I fly over 10 hours for good gambling, sightseeing and getting comps. I'm not going to travel that far to walk past endless rows of upscale stores for tight slots. Plenty of other places I would like to visit than do that.

    In Vegas now and I have made the effort to visit the few casino/hotels I have never visited. If Bellagio fountains and Mirage Volcano are taken away from the Strip I will probably leave Vegas until Resorts World opens.
     
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    That would really be a shame if this happened...
     
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    Robin Leach should probably retire. He was punked on this. It's not going to happen.

    If Bellagio was empty and selling rooms for $35/night like Bally's, I could see it happening, but as long as they have some of the highest room rates in Las Vegas for rooms that aren't all that special, except for the views, the fountains aren't going anywhere.
     
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    Did he or his minions read that here? I know that on a local discussion board, we have media types lurking.

    Now c'mon, MGM is not THAT stupid!

    Or are they? Never underestimate corporate culture!
     
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    This.

    IMHO, the Bellagio is vastly overrated and dated, not on a par with Wynncore, V/P or even the Cosmo. A BIG part of what draws people to that property is the fountains. Sure, not all of those people go IN the resort, but if even 10% of the people who watch the show every half hour do go in, that's dozens if not 100's per hour. There's always a steady stream of humanity trudging through the resort and through the high end retail, that flow would decrease radically if the fountains were gone.

    Simply sticking more high end retail and posh restaurants on the strip does not automatically mean more revenue. See: the Crystals. Now this is not to say that MGM won't do it anyway, because alienating and annoying guests is something they excel at, but man would it be shooting oneself in one's foot.

    Gotta think Robin's having his chain yanked here.
     
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    MGM has come out and denied it.
     

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    I think the real questions is, will they be replaced by a Walgreens or a CVS?
     
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    It's time for Fred's Pharmacy to get a foothold in Vegas. They won't have enough on their plate after buying 1200 Rite Aid stores from Walgreens.
     
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    Thank you! I guess word traveled fast.
     
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    I'm convinced that casino executives feed Robin Leach improbable rumors and bad info just to toy with him.
     
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