Why I Want To Demolish Bellagio Hotel

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

I want to be in attendance when the Bellagio Hotel is imploded. Let me do it, I want to push the plunger myself. Why? I think Bellagio should make way for a more luxurious, larger hotel that better serves the needs of the tourists that flood the Las Vegas Strip.

Now before contacting the FBI about some kook that wants to demolish one of the finest hotels in the world, you should understand the reasoning behind my desire to help destroy the Bellagio. I realize that Bellagio is a superior, five star hotel casino, with spectacular rooms and a great array of amenities and eating establishments. I know it cost well over a billion dollars to build, and destroying it today would be a horrendous waste of money. That?s fine by me, I can wait.

I want to be there 75 to 100 years from now when Bellagio has started to show its age, and its no longer considered one of the best hotels in the world. I?ll gladly wait to see it imploded. By then I should be so deaf that the noise certainly won?t bother me.

My real point in writing this article is to show my support of the way Las Vegas hotels are imploded when they are past their prime. In the past 20 years the Landmark, Dunes, Hacienda, Stardust, Boardwalk, Desert Inn, El Rancho, Aladdin, Sands, Silver Slipper, Marina, and two hotels named Castaways have been demolished in Las Vegas. The New Frontier has closed and will be imploded soon. Harrah?s Entertainment is rumored to be considering demolishing Harrah?s Las Vegas, Imperial Palace, O?Sheas and Bill?s Gamblin? Hall (formerly the Barbary Coast). Most or all of the Tropicana will be imploded when the current owner raise the billions they need to build something better. Circus Circus, Riviera, and Sahara have been discussed as possible targets for demolition.

Indeed, the only hotel casino on the Strip that is over 20 years old that is 100% certain to be here in another 20 years is Caesars Palace, and that?s only because there has been billions spent keeping Caesars in shape.

Las Vegas has remained the Gaming Capital Of The United States (can we say world anymore, with Macau?s success?) by continually improving hotel quality and increasing the quantity of rooms available. The Las Vegas evolution continues, although tighter financial markets may slow it down a little in the short term. Businesses could learn from Las Vegas: continual improvement is an effective strategy if you want to remain the leader in your field.

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