Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Fontana to become Hyde Lounge at Bellagio

Fontana Lounge at Bellagio has closed and will be replaced with Hyde Lounge.

Fontana was a low key bar overlooking the fountains. The spot featured live music sometimes and catered to a generally older crowd. It had some problems though as it seems like it was closed on a regular bases, and sometimes the lounge was preempted by hosting live poker tournaments.

Hyde is more of a nightclub from what I can gather. The Hyde location in Los Angeles is famous for being a celebrity hot spot.

It will be interesting to see how people react to this change. Nightclubs have been the big thing in Las Vegas for the past half decade or so. Adding a big name like Hyde is probably good for Bellagio, but I'm just not sure it fits with Bellagio's clientele. I should note that Hyde won't turn into a full fledged nightclub until 10 pm every night, so maybe the old folks can grab a drink before then.

Source: Press Release.