Archive for January, 2012

10 Reasons To Visit Vegas Right Now

January 31st, 2012 | J.C.

“Everything — the shopping, the nightclubs, the shows, the restaurants, the museums — are within an easy walk of each other, and except in high summer, the weather is pleasant. Plus, unless there’s a big convention in town, airfares (see a list of current rates) remain more than reasonable almost anytime of year.” So writes George Hobica at the Huffington Post. Click here to read his other ten reasons to visit.

 

It Seems We’ll Do Anything For A Guest

January 30th, 2012 | J.C.

“As long as I can remember,” Amanda Vicharelli says in the video below, “I’ve always wanted to jump off buildings.” Glad we could oblige, Amanda.

Here’s another one:

There are two resort-casinos, each less than two years old, in Singapore. There are 41 on the Las Vegas Strip alone. Yet somehow Singapore is set to generate more gaming revenue than Las Vegas. How is that possible? According to MSNBC, the answer may have something to do with what’s outside the casinos.

A Balanced Lifestyle

January 25th, 2012 | Jonathan Vista

We define exercise in our own unique ways and many Team Members make it a point to engage in sporting activity whenever we can. My previous post featured the Basketball Fever that took Marina Bay Sands by storm.

There are some Team Members among us who stand out as sports persons. Marketing Executive Qingyi ‘Micky’ Lin is one of them. In the photo to your right, she was recently named ‘Co-Captain’ of the Singapore National Netball Team. Micky has represented Singapore in many tournaments including The World Netball Championship, The Commonwealth Games and the more recent FairPrice Foundation Nations Cup 2011 in December. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Member Highlight: Tonya Satterwhite

January 23rd, 2012 | Jeff Birchmeier

Say hello to one of our founding team members in Las Vegas: Tonya Satterwhite. She is a sales agent on the butler services team.

A Las Vegas native who has been working for The Venetian since April 19, 1999, she came to us after completing a program hosted by our founder Sheldon Adelson. While at The College of Southern Nevada, she was excited to be one of only 50 people selected to be part of Mr. Adelson’s program. Out of those 50, only she and one other person were chosen to become team members at our awesome property! She still, to this day, believes strongly that one of our original tenets—“A Place Like No Other, People Like No Other”—is true. More than ever it’s true, she says. After working for 8 ½ years on our telecommunications team, she transitioned to butler services and loves working with her team.

Her favorite things about working and The Venetian and The Palazzo are our benefits program and the team environment that she experiences here. Read the rest of this entry »

Following up on Afshin’s article, here are some photos and clips. What’s most amazing is Rodman’s makeup didn’t run.

Rodman Shows His Artistic Side At The Venetian Macao

January 17th, 2012 | Afshin Ravanbaksh

It’s not often that you get to see fantasy meet reality, but that’s exactly what happened December 18, when basketball great Dennis Rodman got a colourful makeover – à la Cirque du Soleil – ahead of his exhibition match at The Venetian Macao.

Known as much for his off-the-court flamboyance as he is for his on-the-court defensive skills, Rodman didn’t disappoint, as he put on a great show for fans at the CotaiArena, with a little help from the talented makeup artists at ZAiA.

Rodman was in Macao for US Pro-Ball Legend Asia Tour 2011, which brought together some of basketballs greatest players, including Scottie Pippen, Penny Hardaway and Gary Payton. The former pros played a fantastic game in front of the CotaiArena fans, demonstrating exactly the type of impressive skills that have made them enduring legends of the sport. The day before the big game, their coaches put on a very successful basketball clinic for some of the members of the Macau China Basketball Association Training Team, but only after giving the young Macao athletes a rare opportunity to watch some of the basketball greats from the tour in a practice session.

Our Growing Blog Team: Afshin Ravanbaksh

January 17th, 2012 | J.C.

Afshin joined The Venetian Macao in August 2011 as Public Relations Manager in charge of editorial content. He’s a journalist by training, having worked at CNN, The Weather Channel, and as a freelance video editor. A native of Iran, he grew up in southern Louisiana and has lived in Asia a total of eight years. His passions include music, technology and tennis, and he’s the proud father of four girls. We’re glad he’s joined the blog. His first post tells about the day basketball great Dennis Rodman–and other greats–came to play ball in Macau.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

January 16th, 2012 | J.C.

Yesterday was the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., America’s greatest civil rights leader and Nobel laureate. He was only 35 years old when he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, making him the youngest man to have received the award. We hope all our team members will take some time today to reflect on Dr. King and his legacy.

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