MACAU, China -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) marked another milestone today with a ceremony celebrating the topping off of The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in the People's Republic of China Special
Artist's rendering of the future Venetian Macau
Administrative Region of Macau.
"This represents yet another step in our efforts to reposition Macau as north Asia's top destination for leisure and business travelers," said Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. "I am very proud of the work our team has done here in Macau getting to this point and I am looking forward to our opening next year."
Mr. Adelson laid a ceremonial gold brick indicating the completion of the construction of the 39-storey building. The ceremony also featured the unveiling of a statue of the Angel Gabriel. The 15-foot-high, five-ton statue will rest atop the Campanile Tower, situated at the front of The Venetian Macau.
"Just as the Sands Macau changed the landscape in Macau, so will The Venetian Macau," said William Weidner, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. "The Venetian will be Macau's first truly integrated resort and will offer business and leisure guests an unrivalled experience."
Opening next summer, The Venetian Macau will be one of the largest hotels in Asia. It will feature nearly 3,000 all-suite rooms, 1.2 million-square- feet of meeting, convention and exhibition space, world-class entertainment in a 15,000-seat arena, and more than one million square feet and 350 premium retailers in a luxurious retail mall.
The Venetian Macau will also serve as the anchor of the Cotai Strip(TM), a master planned development of resort and casino properties. The Cotai Strip will feature hotels operated by some of the most prestigious names in the hotel industry, including, Four Seasons, Sheraton, St. Regis, Shangri-La, Traders, Hilton, Conrad, Fairmont, and Raffles. Las Vegas Sands Corp. will own and construct each of the hotels as well as operate the casinos and entertainment venues in each hotel.
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|Las Vegas Sands Corporation owns and operates casino resorts, including The Venetian in Las Vegas and The Sands Macao Casino in Macao. The company is also developing casino resorts and properties in Las Vegas and Macao, including The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino and hopes to build a casino in Singapore.|