Archive for August, 2011

Happy Birthday, The Venetian Macao!

August 31st, 2011 | J.C.

Good Question

August 29th, 2011 | J.C.

Access to Asia is key to Las Vegas, Richard Velotta points out, so why isn’t it a priority?

On the 12-hour flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong, I thought about how much more appealing the trip to Las Vegas would be for those millions of financially capable Chinese tourists we want to visit our city if it were just a little easier to get here, and if they felt welcome when they arrived. My trip to Macau included a 90-minute flight from McCarran to San Francisco International. Because of that airport’s design, I had to leave the secure area when I arrived and go through the security checkpoint a second time before boarding my flight to Hong Kong…. Read the rest of this entry »

Quote Of The Day

August 26th, 2011 | J.C.

“… almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” — Steve Jobs, who recently decided to step down as Apple’s CEO. Best wishes on your next projects, Mr. Jobs.

And Now For Something Calming

August 25th, 2011 | J.C.

From the ArtScience Museum’s Channel:

Ballet dancers ‘interact’ with the images and music in Van Gogh Alive — The Exhibition in this performance that integrates music, performance art, and visual art. Performing in this duet are Timothy and Ivonn, with choreography by Andrew Ng.

Dance amongst Van Gogh is one of the activities and programs that revolve around Van Gogh Alive – The Exhibition, now on show at ArtScience Museum until 9 October 2011.


Living It Up At MBS

August 24th, 2011 | J.C.

Writing at CNNGo—a terrific travel blog at CNN International—blogger “mrbrown” offers an amusing report about his stay at the Marina Bay Sands.

The view was the first thing that struck us. From our suite on the 52nd floor, I could see the Fullerton Hotel, the Esplanade “durians”, the Marina Floating Platform, and pretty much the entire CBD. It was pretty breathtaking.

My wife pointed to the tiny little white statue below and asked, “Where is the regular Merlion? I only see a mini one.”

“What do you mean? That IS the regular Merlion!”

“Oh,” she said sheepishly, “But it looks so small!”

“We are on the 52nd floor, dear. Everything looks small.”

Read the rest here.

Quote Of The Day

August 22nd, 2011 | J.C.

Cirque du Soleil company manager, David Anthony, on Macau’s transformation into a center for entertainment:

“It all started with Sheldon Adelson’s vision of creating something akin to the Las Vegas Strip and the Las Vegas experience,” Anthony said. “One of the strong elements [of that experience] is obviously entertainment” and it will have to be also “the foundation of creating the non-gaming strains of Macau,” he stated.

Read the rest of the interview with Anthony at the Macau Daily Times.

Meet LDA Anthony Scarpelli

August 19th, 2011 | J.C.

Anthony Scarpelli, with family roots in Chicago but raised in Las Vegas, is now a beverage shift manager at The Venetian while he completes our Leadership Development Associate Program. Here are some fun facts about him. Read the rest of this entry »

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas both earned the AAA Five Diamond Award for 2012. This is the fifth consecutive year that The Venetian earned the honor and third consecutive year for The Palazzo.

To celebrate, we’re hosting a Five Day, Five Diamond Scavenger Hunt from Aug. 22 to 26. Each day a diamond will be hidden somewhere throughout the resorts. Prizes for finding the diamond include Read the rest of this entry »

Meet LDA Francesca Comelli

August 15th, 2011 | J.C.

Born in Rome, Italy, and raised in Udine, a town about two hours from Venice, Francesca Comelli is a hotel manager at The Venetian Las Vegas. She is also one of our most colorful and fun team members. Now she is in our Leadership Development Associate (LDA) Program. She sat down and told us a bit about herself. Read the rest of this entry »

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