Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) August 14, 2006 -- Dateline Los Angeles, California
AUGUST 14, 2006
By Robert Paisola, All Rights Reserved
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The past 2 weeks have been absolutely amazing as we have been able to train in both Los Angeles, California at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, along side Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of The United Kingdom See Blog Post at [http://www.WesternCapitalBlog.com]
While there I was photographed at Paramount Studios for Forbes Magazine. That was an exceptional experience also. I do not believe that anyone can ever understand what goes on in Hollywood, unless they experience it!
And then it was off to Las Vegas, Nevada where we spent a week at The Fabulous Bellagio Resort. Our personal hosts at the resort were Mr. Thomas E. Tazbaz of the Upcoming Fontainebleau Resort and Mrs. Stephanie Windham, of Convention Sales. The Bellagio Resort is incredible in every way, and we again, were fortunate to have a large suite that seemed never ending.
Everyone deserves to stay at the Bellagio at least once in his life! No design or architectural touch has been neglected in the construction of the premier hotel on the Strip. It's certainly not the cheapest accommodation in Vegas, but certainly worth every penny.
The famed entrance to the Bellagio is guarded by a spectacular 10+ acre lake with fabulous fountains spraying water in concert with music and light at regular half hour intervals.
Then you enter through the lobby, where the ceiling is adorned by a spectacular display of thousands of colorful glass flowers. I spoke to one of the Vice Presidents of Marketing and was told that the glass ceiling exhibit cost in excess of 3 Million Dollars JUST FOR THE CEILING GLASS!
As you walk through the casino, the Italian rugs and tapestries give a true sense of the Old World. Everything from the light fixtures to the window treatments to the uniforms are done with elegance.
Our Suite was absolutely top of the line. The travertine marble, the private swimming pool and the impeccable Bellagio Service was just as expected from our good friend Steve Wynn's Premiere Showpiece.
The restaurants at the Bellagio are other-worldly! Personally, I loved Shintaro for its Benihana-like preparation and world-class food. I highly recommend the Kobe steak. Circo was another big hit with its fantastic Italian specialties and the great lake view. After dinner, no need to leave the Bellagio because it has the best upscale nightlife in town. Start off at Caramel, a great ambience lounge where beautiful people like our group like to hang out. Then head off to Light, an extraordinary nightclub for visitors to experience the true ambiance of the âNew Las Vegasâ.
Finally, no discussion of the Bellagio can be complete without talking about "O", the masterful Cirque du Soleil show on water. I have seen at least half a dozen of the different Cirque du Soleil shows, and O is definitely one of the best and certainly the most unique.
Robert Paisola's Bottom line: Stay at the Bellagio!
Next we were given the opportunity to visit the Absolutely Incredible Wynn Las Vegas Resort. Words can not describe what Mr. Wynn has pulled off in this demonstration of indulgence. Just walking inside the entryway was enough to make the statement "You Have Arrived in Life"
We were told that Mr. Richard Chen, who helped run Shanghai Terrace at The Peninsula Chicago, has signed on as the final Wynn Las Vegas chef. Now, we see that as a true coup!
The director told us that of the restaurants in operation on the property; more than 10 are based on what they explained as a "chef driven concept" guaranteeing the customer that "personal touchâ.
"This is it. The last piece in the puzzle," said one of Wynn's Royal Guards, at the $2.7 billion resort, as they showed us the crystalline ball hanging overhead. While at the Wynn, We were hosted by Mr. Brig Lawson, a very gracious and wonderful individual who personally arranged in association with Selena Singh for our group to see the world famous "LE REVE"
Le Reve is another top notch performance by Mr. Franco Dragone, the world renowned creator of "O" and "Cirque de Soleil"
The in-the-round seating is great for the audience, and the circular design of the venue reflects open space for each member of the audience to be drawn into the Show. The show is full of incredible body art, hand balancing by acrobats that look clear and linear. There was definitely a design with a special emphasis on safety and design to ensure the safety of the actors and the audience.
This aquatic spectacular is simply a small collection of imperfect dreams, is the first of its kind in Las Vegas. Uniquely intimate and spectacularly personal, no seat is more than 40 feet from the action. The show is a completely new form of staging and artistic performance, where the theater and water are alive with a translucent energy.
"My aim with Le Reve is to create an entirely new universe, to transport everyone into a world where the theater, performance and audience become one and the same reality," says Franco Dragone, the internationally acclaimed director, whose credits include O, Mystery and Celine Deon: A New Day.
We were provided with these amazing photos from Koryne Barrette, who works directly with Dragone. Therefore we will present all of these photos, as they have never been released before to the media of Le Reve ! They can be viewed at http://www.collectionindustrylive.com/photogallery.html
Clips of the Performance Can be viewed at:
Robert Paisola's Bottom Line... âLe Reveâ is the most beautiful display of aquatic energy that I have ever witnessed.
This was an amazing trip from Dealing with The Secret Service in Los Angeles, California as we were speaking with Tony Blair, to watching the magic in Las Vegas come alive from the view of the 26th floor suite, to the magnificent display at the Wynn Las Vegas, the trainings and interactions with our students at the Success Training Network and Western Capital were outstanding. Robertâs Bottom- Bottom Line- Las Vegas is Changing, so you had better make your reservations now to indulge in this once in a lifetime experience; and always remember, what happens in VegasâStays in Vegas!
To Your Successful Travel and Learning Adventures, Robert Paisola