Archive for July, 2011

Venetian Macao Courts India

July 7th, 2011 | J.C.

Of all the weddings I’ve been lucky enough to be invited, the Indian ones have been the most colorful and fun. So I was happy to read this news from the Deccan Herald:

We will open offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore by the year-end. Together with the Macau Government Tourist Office, we will offer special packages for Indian tourists during the upcoming festive season,” Mark Russell, senior vice-president (sales and marketing) of Venetian Macau, told reporters here Friday.

He said the luxury resort would market itself as a perfect venue for Indian marriages to tap the country’s tourist potential.

Indian weddings is a multi-million market. Even poor people spend a good amount of money to conduct weddings, Russell said.

The Venetian Macau is a 40-storey, 10.5 million square-feet property and has 3,000 suites.

The hotel’s representatives in India are also looking for wedding and event managers, besides tour operators, to promote its resort among Indian travelers.

Venetian Macau had recently hosted some Indian weddings. “We have seen over 100 percent growth in the numbers of Indian tourists since the last year,” said Russell.

An Afternoon At Marina Bay Sands

July 6th, 2011 | J.C.

Some gorgeous footage.

Happy Fourth Of July

July 4th, 2011 | J.C.

“If you’re looking to channel your patriotic feelings into something worthwhile on the eve of Independence Day, the Palazzo has the machine for you. And no, we’re not talking about a slot machine. A few weeks ago, the Palazzo installed an electronic kiosk in the resort’s atrium, enabling the public to write letters of support to American troops. And they didn’t stop there. Management installed a letter-writing program on 2,500 internal computers, giving employees the means to write their own notes. The letters will be given to the local chapter of the USO for distribution. Patriotism and community service aren’t too often associated with Strip casinos. But Sheldon Adelson started changing that when he decided to host a group of Wounded Warriors at The Venetian three years ago. The service members stayed in suites, enjoyed fine dining and experienced the best that his hotels had to offer, says Dawn Britt, the director of public relations for The Venetian and Palazzo.” — From the Las Vegas Review Journal.