Bellagio Honored by World Travel Awards
as North America’s Leading Casino Resort

Bellagio received accolades at the 2012 World Travel Awards’ Ceremony held this week in New Delhi, India.  The AAA Five Diamond Las Vegas resort has been recognized as North America’s Leading Casino Resort, an honor Bellagio has received for four of the past five years.

Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by The Wall Street Journal, WTA highlights and rewards travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry during the past year. A delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media travelled from around the world to attend this year’s event.

“World Travel Awards is a prestigious honor and acknowledgement of our team’s service standard of excellence,” said Randy Morton, president & COO of Bellagio. “Bellagio is a special place of beauty and elegance that is brought to life by our dedicated employees, and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve together.”

According to WTA’s press release, Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards, said, “The past year has continued to challenge every area of travel, tourism and hospitality. However our Grand Final winners have all demonstrated their world-class pedigree over this period and are currently spearheading the global recovery of travel and tourism. In doing so they are also reinforcing our industry’s role as one of the mainstays of the global economy.”

The voting process is online, and a year-long communications campaign encourages global participation. The votes come from qualified executives working within travel and tourism and the consumer travel buyer. Votes are internally audited to ensure the validity of each individual vote.
To see the full list of winners, visit www.worldtravelawards.com.
About Bellagio
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, |8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano’s Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit Bellagio call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About World Travel Awards
WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 19th anniversary, it is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive. WTA’s global media partner network includes International Herald Tribune, CNBC Arabiya, Newsweek, Outlook Traveller, Travel & Leisure China, Khaleej Times, Trade Arabia, TTN, Trav Talk India, Publituris, ABTA Magazine, ASTA Network, Breaking Travel News, eTurboNews, Travel Daily News International, Focus on Travel News, Passport Magazine and National Geographic Traveller. This global media partner network has a monthly readership of 1.7 million and a TV audience reach of 90 million.