Venezia to open at Venetian in June

LAS VEGAS -- The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino's new hotel tower, slated to open late next month, now has a name: Venezia.

Part of the property's $275 million expansion, the tower will feature 1,013 suites, a pool complex modeled after a Venetian garden, a restaurant and the resort's first wedding chapel -- which can accommodate up to 150 people and can be divided into three smaller chapels.

Among the new guest suites will be 122 concierge-level rooms located within the top five floors on the west side of the tower with views of the Strip.

Guests staying in these rooms will enjoy private check-in and elevator access; a business lounge with equipment such as copy and fax machines and a DVD library; continental breakfast and evening appetizers and drinks offered in the lounge; and in-room extras such as bottled water at turndown and coffee or tea delivered with wake-up calls.

The project also includes the addition of 150,000 square feet of exhibit and ballroom space that will be used for 42 meetings rooms and 22 boardrooms.

For more details or reservations, call suite reservations at (702) 414-4100 or the group sales department at (702) 414-4020 or log onto www.venetian.com.

Speaking of new towers, the Bellagio resort broke ground on its $375 million Spa Tower, which will feature 925 rooms and suites.

Also included is an expansion of the property's spa and salon, an additional 60,000 square feet of meetings and convention space, more room for retail stores and a restaurant.

The tower is scheduled for completion in December 2004.

For more information, call (888) 987-6667 or visit the resort's Web site at www.bellagio.com.

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