Sayonara Fontana Lounge At Bellagio
Fresh on the heels of a Twitter mention by the Admiral, some digging has revealed that the much-loved yet oft-closed Fontana Bar at Bellagio will say its final goodbye sometime around the end of April.
A post on EverythingLV by user jr7110, a good friend of the lounge's main live performer Dian Diaz, reveals that the hotel and the performer have ended their ties, and that the hotel plans to convert the space into an ultra-lounge venue. Dian reveals to her friend that she will be ending her performances at the hotel in late April, which would tie in neatly with the venue closing for good in its current state. Although there is no confirmation from either MGM or Bellagio at this time, this would most likely mean the lounge would close in the late Spring for renovations.
This news comes as some surprise, but not that much... those who tuned into the Trippies 2010 webcast three weeks ago will surely remember a very long discussion we had about why the Fontana lounge was ripe for renovation. The gist was that everyone would like to see the space used more suitably than as an aging occasional music lounge and part time poker room. While the space and its patio are a gorgeous place to hang out, it always felt as if there is something more that could be done to make the space enticing and open, even with its fantastic decor and architecture.
Could this be the kickoff of Bellagio's major 2011 renovation plan?
One things for sure. Here's hoping that it's not Christian Audigier, Part Deux.
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