Archive for July, 2011

Just Another Day At The Office

July 29th, 2011 | J.C.

Hat tip: Timothy Hou

For Any Jade Lovers Out There

July 29th, 2011 | J.C.

You’ll probably want to plan a trip to The Venetian Macao.

The Helix Bridge

July 28th, 2011 | J.C.

Called one of the world’s most amazing bridges, the Helix Bridge is inspired by the geometric arrangement of DNA, the molecular blueprints of life. The 918-foot (280-meter) long pedestrian walkway is ringed by twisting double strands of stainless steel. Leading to the Marina Bay Sands and blending beautifully with its architecture, the bridge is a combination of art and science, almost as if it were a permanent exhibition at the ArtScience Museum. It  is said to symbolize, like DNA, the growth and renewal of life. It is also one of the symbols of the classy new Singapore.  

Responsible Gaming Education Week

July 27th, 2011 | J.C.

Las Vegas Sands Corporation is committed to promoting responsible gaming. That is why our properties are participating in AGA’s Responsible Gaming Education Week, from August 1 through 5.

This year’s theme is focused on educating both guests and our team members about what the real house advantage is on table games and slot machines. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogger Extraordinaire: Joyce Wong

July 26th, 2011 | J.C.

Author of the adorable blog Kinky Blue Fairy, Joyce Wong recently stayed at the Marina Bay Sands. With her cool pal Clem (the couple in the photo), it sounds like they had a blast. Money quote:

One of the favourite parts of our stay… was the team of butlers who took care of us. Thank you Razin, Shuane and Jermaine!  They were so very attentive, wanting to walk us everywhere (mall, dinner, museum) so we wouldn’t get lost and ‘waste time’. And every night we returned to the suite, we’d find a little surprise! Read the rest of this entry »

Marina Bay Sands Getaway

July 25th, 2011 | J.C.

Or should we say “Giveaway”? The Venetian and The Palazzo are giving one Grand Prize winner a five night stay in an Atrium Deluxe Room at The Marina Bay Sands. But that’s not all. You’ll also be given two round-trip tickets on Singapore Airlines; dinner for two at “Cut” Steakhouse; two tickets to see “Lion King”; and two SkyPark tickets. How do you sign up to win? Click here.

When you walk into The Venetian or Palazzo, your nose quickly meets a distinct aroma–a fragrant blend of white jasmine flowers, roses, Italian mandarin oil, sandalwood, with notes of musk and amber.

It quietly pervades the air, surrounding you like…like…okay, I’m no poet.

Its official name is “Arancia.” Meaning “orange” in Italian. And the fragrance was created, as mentioned in the post below, by Aromasys, the company behind the smells of other leading brands in our industry: Bellagio, Wynn, MGM-Mirage Resorts, Marriott, InterContinental and Hilton.

Ever wonder how companies go about selecting their particular fragrance? Read the rest of this entry »

Can A Smell Make You Gamble?

July 20th, 2011 | J.C.

In 1989, when the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas was built, a crazy urban legend arose to explain the hotel’s financial success.

“People were saying that Steve Wynn had discovered the odor that makes people gamble,” remembers Mark Peltier, whose company, Aromasys, created the aroma dispersed in the Mirage’s casino. Read the rest of this entry »

Congratulations, Mr. Adelson

July 18th, 2011 | J.C.

VegasInc reports:

The American Gaming Association announced today it will induct Las Vegas Sands CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson into the AGA Gaming Hall of Fame.

The AGA called Adelson “one of the driving forces behind gaming in Las Vegas and Asia” and credited the executive for transforming Las Vegas into an international destination for business and leisure.

Cup Of Tea Anyone?

July 18th, 2011 | J.C.

Bookjunkie–the pen name for one of my favorite bloggers in Singapore–has a couple excellent reviews of Marina Bay Sands. Her photos are stunning.

Her post today is about “places to indulge.” In particular, she says:  

There are now two great places for high tea at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Both by TWG which stands for The Wellness Group. I somehow prefer the one on the Bridge because there is a bit more privacy and it’s nice to look at the sampans below.

This second outlet is known as TWG Tea Garden.  The cutlery here is so pretty and the food presentation exquisite. It’s always a treat to have high tea and I think it’s something you must do if you’re in Singapore and want a bit of indulgence and relaxation.  The orchids, the gold, the lighting and the surrounding water, makes sets this place apart from the hotel high tea locations.

The second post, which was published a couple days ago, is about “gorgeous architecture.” In particular, the Marina Bay Sands, with a host of beautiful photographs Read the rest of this entry »