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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMGM Resorts International has opened the first Bellagio-branded luxury destination hotel brand outside of the United States in Shanghai, China this week.Bellagio Shanghai has 162 guest rooms and suites. Guest rooms are spacious at 60 square metres with suites from 100 square metres.Set to inspire an elite clientele accustomed to experiencing the best, the Bellagio Shanghai sets itself apart with distinct highlights. For the pinnacle of class, the Presidential Suite is the ultimate in sophistication and the high life, spanning 400 square metres, with its own home theatre. Suites at Bellagio Hotel are all tended to by butler, with some rooms featuring a private terrace on which guests may fully enjoy the striking Lujiazui skyline.Culinary options at Bellagio Hotel cater for both international and local tastebuds and include LAGO, by award-wining chef Julian Serrano, serving authentic Italian cuisine.Mansion on One pays homage to Shanghai’s legacy, mingled with Cantonese delicacies and an authentic Peking Duck oven to suit all desires of taste and experience, set in a fully restored 1920s heritage building with 11 private dining rooms, each with its own unique decoration and style.A throw-back to Las Vegas nostalgia, Café Bellagio is designed to recreate the classic American diner experience with modern sensibilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner.The Lounge offers a touch of luxury at business meetings, or is ideal for an intimate moment with a friend, serving signature afternoon tea and artisanal coffee, small plates, cocktails and craft beer.For events, Bellagio Shanghai’s Grand Ballroom, Bella Vista, offers two meeting rooms and an Executive Boardroom, offering over 1,800 square metres of event space. The Grand Ballroom has a 7-metre-high ceiling and windows with natural light, while the atrium demonstrates the merging of cutting-edge technology with welcoming elegance, with a state-of-the-art LED and integrated audio system.A 17-metre-tall, 270° LED screen in the Atrium dazzles guests on arrival.MGM Resorts International’s hotel brands include Bellagio, MGM, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. Enjoy Your Own “Bellagio Only” NightTo celebrate the grand celebration of Bellagio Shanghai, an exclusive room package is available for stays until 10 September 2018.Deluxe River RoomCNY 2,888 per nightSpecial BenefitsDaily breakfast for two at Café BellagioSelection of Afternoon tea set at The Lounge for 2 persons or Aroma Blast Treatment for 1 person at Spa at BellagioSelection of Set Dinner for 2 persons (food only) at LAGO by Julian Serrano, or Aroma Blast Treatment for 2 persons at Spa at Bellagio, if staying for two consecutive nights or more.Deluxe SuiteCNY 6,888 per nightSpecial BenefitsDaily breakfast for two at Café BellagioPersonalised in-room check-in and check-out24-hour hotel butler serviceThree pieces of laundry or pressing per staySet Dinner for 2 persons (food only) at LAGO by Julian SerranoAroma Blast Treatment for 2 persons at Spa at BellagioEarly arrival by 12pm and late checkout till 4pm (subject to hotel availability)Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Whats Your And

first_imgby, Jeanette Leardi, ChangingAging ContributorTweetShare106ShareEmail106 SharesAt a Philadelphia conference on aging issues eight years ago, I witnessed an extraordinary performance by an intergenerational improvisational comedy troupe called Second Circle. A dozen people ranging from teens to nonagenarians put on a dazzling, fast-paced, one-hour tour de force highlighting the challenges experienced by different generations as they interact in fictional workplace settings.In addition to being impressed by the players’ wit and spontaneity, I was fascinated by the seamless way they worked together. Their mutual respect was clear. Little did I realize that I was reacting to a basic principle of improvisation known as “Yes And.”In his insightful book on science-communication skills, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?, actor Alan Alda –– himself highly trained in improv –– explains the principle:For improvisers, Yes And means you accept what the other player presents you with, without blocking it or denying it, and then you react constructively to it. You add to it. As an example, [scientist] Uri [Alon] says, “If one player says, ‘Look at all that water down there,’ and the other player completely blocks it by saying, ‘That’s not water, that’s the stage,’ then the scene is over. But if the player follows the principle of Yes And, he can accept what’s been handed to him and add to it. ‘Wow, what a lot of water. Let’s jump in. Let’s grab onto that whale.’” And they’re off and swimming.The Second Circle players said “Yes And” not only to the audience’s often hilarious scene suggestions, but also “Yes And” to one another’s instantaneous specific words and actions. The result was a marvelous example for us conference attendees of how all generations might cast aside stereotypical notions of age and accept the “Yes And” of any individual’s more complex personal reality.Since that event, I’ve also come to appreciate the improv principle in a whole other way. “Yes And” requires the two-step approach of acceptance and addition: accepting an idea or belief and then further extending that idea or belief by elaborating on what it can mean. However, when it comes to ideas and beliefs about aging, people often take the first step without following it with the second one. Let me explain.When older adults perceive aging as solely a process of deterioration and decline, they often freely acknowledge the negative aspects of growing older: “My eyesight is getting worse,” “I wish I wasn’t slowing down when I walk,” “I don’t want to end up in a nursing home.” These statements comprise the “Yes” of their later years. We older adults are all too aware of the many physical and social challenges that confront us with each passing year –– ageism being the biggest one of all.But what if we adopted a more improvisational, pro-aging stance toward getting older? What if we move beyond our “Yes” beliefs by taking a “Yes And” approach? “My eyesight is getting worse,” a person might think, and then immediately follow it with “…AND I intend to find better ways to enjoy more books than ever before.” Or, “I wish I wasn’t slowing down when I walk…AND I really enjoy my daily stroll around the neighborhood.” Or, “I don’t want to end up in a nursing home…AND I’m doing all that I can to remain active and engaged in my home and community.”There are so many vital ways to apply “Yes And” thinking as we age. We can –– and should –– acknowledge any limitations we may be experiencing as our bodies and personal circumstances change, because awareness leads to finding solutions. But to stop there and not take the next step does a disservice to our autonomy, dignity, and value as society’s elders. Each of us needs to be equally aware of our “And.” We are not a compendium of downsides. We all have valuable skills, experiences, and insights to share.For example, I can say, “Yes, my eyesight and hearing are not as good as they used to be…AND I am a better writer AND more insightful editor AND more effective teacher than I’ve ever been in my life.” Whenever we share an “And” with as much conviction as we express a “Yes,” we are modeling a truly realistic and productive way of being in the world as old people. And our society desperately needs positive role models.I invite you to join me in improvising our way through these later years. It’s easier than you think. All you have to do is answer this very simple question:What’s your “And”?Related PostsOld Men Playing GamesI went to medical school in Boston (back in the 1980’s) and I am still a Celtics fan. They have made the NBA Finals this year and they are OLD… By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES —Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers knows the pattern. Lose, and the Celtics are too old.…Being Better than a Stick in the EyeI believe the things we do to try to support people with dementia almost always come from a good place. We want to help them. Many times we do not know how. So, we do our best at that time.  One might argue that something is better than nothing.How would you save social security and other news– Hear ye, hear ye, Ronni presents options to save Social Security and she wants your opinion. [TimeGoesBy.net] — Is this covered by Medicare? Check here (H/T Carol Bradley Bursack). [Minding Our Elders] — Could moving your parents to a nursing home mean more quality time? [OurParents] — The Sandwich-Generation-Mom…TweetShare106ShareEmail106 SharesTags: positive psychologylast_img read more