Las Vegas: 21 facts from behind-the-scenes

by Guest
Bellagio Hotel

So you think you know Las Vegas? There are the casinos, the restaurants, the fantastic hotels, and then there is the high-end, luxury shopping, but if you’ve ever wanted to know a bit more about the travel hot spot, we’ve got you covered.

Just like at the blackjack tables, here are 21 behind-the-scenes winning facts and figures that make the city “The Entertainment Capital of the World”:

  • 975: Average number of weddings performed at Bellagio Resort & Casino each year
  • 1,117: Number of ice buckets designed to resemble President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s hat box in the all-suite boutique hotel Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, opening September
  • 13,608: Weight, in kilograms, of the ‘Big Piece’–the largest piece of the Titanic ever recovered–housed at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel & Casino
  • 8.1 million: Size, in Watts direct current, of the under-construction solar photovoltaic array at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, which will make it the largest convention center array in the world; it will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 1,300 homes
  • 108: Maximum speed, in kilometers-per-hour, of The Roller Coaster at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
  • 13: Number of retailers’ flagship stores at The Shops at Crystals, making it the shopping center with the largest collection of flagship locations in North America including the largest Louis Vuitton in North America and flagships for the houses of Prada, FENDI, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Ermenegildo Zegna, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana Men’s and Dolce & Gabbana Women’s, Tourbillon, Bally, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bottega Veneta
  • 5,134: Number of mattress sets installed during the recent USD $110 million remodel of rooms and suites at Bellagio
  • 10: Number of Michelin stars held by restaurants at Bellagio, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, including the Three Michelin Stars at Joël Robuchon (MGM Grand) and Two Michelin Stars at Picasso (Bellagio)
  • 1,814: Amount, in kilograms, of melted dark, milk and white chocolate that circulates through Jean Philippe Patisserie’s 8.22-meter-tall chocolate fountain at Bellagio
  • 52: Number of unique ice cream flavors, including six with liquor infusions (be sure you have ID on hand), on rotation at the newBLVD Creamery at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
  • 56,608: Approximate amount, in kilograms, of pastrami served in a single year at Carnegie Deli at The Mirage Hotel & Casino
  • 65: Number of different sake labels available at the new Yusho restaurant at Monte Carlo
  • 5,000: Price, in USD, of the FleurBurger 5000 – the most expensive burger in the world – at Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay
  • 4,760: Average number of eggs Café Bellagio serves daily
  • 46: Average number of champagne bottles The Buffet at ARIA serves daily
  • 20,000: Number of seats the new Las Vegas Arena will have when it opens in Spring 2016
  • 4.54: Kilograms of glitter the makeup team uses every six months inMichael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay
  • 300: Number of Swarovski rhinestone crystals on every FANTASY cast member’s costume at Luxor Hotel and Casino
  • 350: Number of marshmallows used during a 10-show week at Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo
  • 419: Average hours it takes Terry Fator’s team to manufacture a single puppet for his show at The Mirage
  • 3,900: Approximate number of lances smashed in Tournament of Kings’ furious jousting competitions at Excalibur in one year
  • 331: Number of multi-layered costumes the artists wear during each performance of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage

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