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The Vault at Bellagio

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Steps away from the world's most exclusive baccarat tables, The Vault at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is a captivating experience imagined by Studio Munge for industry leader MGM Hospitality. Thoughtfully tucked behind the resort's cage, the speakeasy cocktail lounge offers a secretive and intimate retreat for its most distinguished clientele. Catering to the crème de la crème of society, The Vault is a sanctuary for high rollers, exclusive VIP guests, celebrities, and worldly jet setters. Its reputation as an ultra-high-end establishment precedes it, attracting those who seek a refined and tailored experience. By invitation only, The Vault guarantees privacy and discretion, creating an environment where distinguished guests feel valued, cared for, and truly understood. Inspired by the concept of heritage luxury reimagined, Studio Munge has infused the sophisticated speakeasy with unpredictable contemporary elegance, paying homage to Italian tailoring and craftsmanship. With its controlled palette and curated design narrative, the venue unveils a clear departure from the energetic surrounding area while maintaining the opulent essence of Bellagio. Extravagance, precision, and a new language of design are the hallmarks of The Vault, immersing guests in a world of refined luxury.

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Client
MGM Resorts International
Design studio
Studio Munge
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Type
Speakeasy
Status
Completed, 2024
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Upon arrival, guests are enveloped in a sense of mystery and departure, setting the stage for a captivating experience. The ambience is sultry and tactile, inviting a transformation of body language and evoking a heightened sense of comfort and sensuality. Occupying 1,700 square feet, the space provides a range of seating options for up to 53 guests - from intimate banquettes to a more vibrant and exhibitionist experience at the cocktail bar, empowering guests to choose their desired atmosphere. Several focal points and unique elements of design elevate The Vault's allure.

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The entry vestibule, featuring an octagonal floorplan, showcases mohair upholstered walls, bronze metallic wainscoting, and oversized baseboard millwork. With its lacquered vessel-like asymmetrical design, the bespoke host desk stands proudly atop a custom-designed rug crafted by industry leader The Rug Company. The one-of-a-kind piece is inspired by exotic stone and feline furs patterns pictured through a kaleidoscope. The ceiling, coated with highly reflective metallic paint, soars to 12 feet, imparting an ethereal touch to the space. Leading guests to the lounge, a portal features bronze metallic walls and introduces the Portoro Gold stone present throughout the venue - an audacious black marble adorned with exquisite gold veining. The lounge's architecture is a visual delight, defined by sweeping gestures, and symmetrical waves. The ceiling, finished with a hand-painted gradient, seamlessly transitions from black to bronze as it smoothly evolves from 8 to 12 feet. Integrated soft cove lighting, precise pin spotlights, and additional Welles sconces create a sultry, velvety ambience. Custom curvilinear banquettes, upholstered in black mohair, provide comfortable seating for whispered conversations. Adding artistry to the alcoves, the upholstered mohair walls exhibit storytelling, recessed leather stitching detail reminiscent of tailored seats found in exotic cars.


The embossed leather back of the lounge chairs boasts a similar crystal glass pattern, adding a touch of bespoke elegance to the space. The destination cocktail bar glows as a stage within The Vault with its impressive double-height ceiling of 14 feet. Its faceted bronze mirror ambience lends a sense of luxury and grandeur. Crafted from Portoro gold marble, the diamond-shaped custom-cut floor pattern extends to the bar top and front, creating a cohesive lavish aesthetic. In the four corners of the emerald-cut shape room, recessed niched shelving with integrated lighting showcases collectable glassware and artefacts. At the same time, the glowing mirrored back bar displays coveted bottles as prized jewels. The ceiling echoes the bar's emerald-cut stepping detail, creating a reflective surface that enhances the visual appeal. Illuminating the room with shimmer is the awe-inspiring Welles reimagined chandelier by Alessandro Munge, spanning an impressive 8 feet and 6 inches in diameter and featuring 80 faceted glass globes. Barstools with velvet pleated backs and lacquered black legs adorned with metal accents complete the sophisticated and inviting room. With its exquisite bespoke details, sensual materiality and exclusive access, The Vault at Bellagio Resort & Casino delivers an unparalleled experience for the discerning few. From its distinguished clientele and sumptuous handcrafted cocktails to its unpredictable design and impeccable service, The Vault sets a new standard for luxury and sophistication in Las Vegas, leaving its elite guests with a lasting impression of mystique, elegance, and a sense of belonging.

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