Building on Award-Winning Success, Bellagio Breaks Ground on Spa Tower

April 29, 2003

Building on its unrivaled reputation for luxury and service, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio broke ground this week on its $375 million Spa Tower. In addition to 925 luxurious rooms and suites, the new tower will feature an expansion of the resort's elegant spa and salon, additional meeting and convention space, added retail and a casually elegant restaurant.

"Today's groundbreaking signals a dynamic undertaking," said Robert H. Baldwin, President and CEO of Mirage Resorts. "The demand for Bellagio has been extraordinary since we first opened our doors in 1998. The Spa Tower will allow us to invite new audiences to experience the elegance and romance of Bellagio."

With the completion of the Spa Tower in December 2004, Bellagio guests will undertake a spectacular and exclusive journey. Upon arrival, guests will pass through stunning classical gardens before making a grand entrance through Bellagio's famed conservatory. Guests will then weave their way along a magnificent 50-foot, glass-walled corridor, experiencing glorious views of Bellagio's Mediterranean-style pool courtyards before reaching the private elevators that access the Spa Tower rooms.

Strategically located on the south side of Bellagio's main pool and courtyard, the Spa Tower will provide direct access to the newly expanded spa and salon, where guests can relax in pampered solitude. An expansion of the resort's award-winning meeting and convention space will add 60,000 square feet. Within the comfort of the elegant guest rooms and suites, guests will be assured connectivity to the world at large through high-speed fiber optic cabling.

"Bellagio has earned an unmatched reputation from a very discerning traveling public," said Terry Lanni, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for MGM MIRAGE. "As testament to this, demand for Bellagio has grown consistently year over year since opening. With this expansion, we will be in a position to meet this unparalleled demand."

Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue eight-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award- winning dining experiences including Picasso, a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, the elegant Petrossian Lounge, a world-class art gallery, exquisite gardens, Cirque du Soleil's stunning performance of "O," luxurious spa services and an elegant casino. The resort's shopping promenade, Via Bellagio, features upscale shops including Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Fred Leighton, Hermes, Moschino and Yves Saint Laurent. Bellagio is the recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award for 2003. For more information visit the resort's web site, , and for reservations call Bellagio toll free at (888) 987-6667. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG).


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