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Inaugural UFC Fight Night Singapore

January 8th, 2014 | Bhavna Moolani

There was much to celebrate here in Singapore on the first weekend of the New Year!
Not only did Marina Bay Sands play host to South East Asia’s inaugural UFC Fight Night, hometown boy Royston Wee emerged on top by unanimous decision after dominating all three rounds against Philippines’ Dave Galera. What a remarkable night it was as thousands cheered on our local MMA hero!

Royston Wee vs Dave Galera

Royston Wee vs Dave Galera

Wee won by a unanimous decision 30 to 26 in the Bantamweight division

Wee won by a unanimous decision 30 to 26 in the Bantamweight division.

Marina Bay Sands is now a hotspot for world famous athletes and sporting events. UFC Fight Night Singapore is indeed a sign of more great events to come this year.
Cheers to a splendid 2014 ahead!

Here’s a look back at some highlights from UFC Fight Night Singapore:

5,200 fans joined us on 4 January 2014 at the first-ever UFC Fight Night in S.E.A  held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre

5,200 fans joined us on 4 January 2014 at the first-ever UFC Fight Night in S.E.A
held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Main Card: Saffiedine vs Lim

Main Card: Saffiedine vs Lim

Lim showed great heart in the main event against former Strikeforce Welterweight champion Saffiedine who won after 5 grueling rounds

Lim showed great heart in the main event against former Strikeforce Welterweight champion
Saffiedine who won after 5 grueling rounds.

 

 

Appreciating The Beautiful

December 11th, 2013 | Philicia Tan

If you’ve visited ArtScience Museum in the last few months, you would have noticed a monumental flower sculpture right outside the Museum entrance.

This isn’t just any installation; it happens to be the world’s largest art installation by Croatian-born artist, Ana Tzarev called Love & Peace.

This massive floral sculpture is not just visually stunning, but looks to evoke the sense of a unified human spirit through the universal themes of love and peace.

See more photos within the ArtScience Museum Facebook album.

Curious as to how the installation was set-up overnight? See it here.

The #lovepeaceflower in a vibrant Paris Red as seen outside ArtScience Museum

The #lovepeaceflower in a vibrant Paris Red as seen outside ArtScience Museum

Las Vegas Sands & David Beckham Form Asian Partnership

November 22nd, 2013 | Kenny Coyle

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David Beckham during Friday’s press conference at The Venetian Macao.

I’m excited to report that Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and Beckham Ventures just announced a partnership which will see one of the world’s most iconic men, David Beckham, join forces with LVS’s powerful integrated resort properties in Macao and Singapore.

As outlined at a press conference held in Macao today, the partnership will be based around the development of dining, retail and leisure concepts at Sands China Ltd. properties in Macao and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

“We have billions of dollars invested in our own global, iconic brands and we clearly understand the importance of growing and sustaining those brands over time. The odds are extremely high that a partnership with David Beckham will help us further those efforts and provide David with the same benefit,” said Michael Leven, our company’s president and chief operating officer. “We are very excited about the partnership and we fully expect it to grow in the years to come, especially as we aggressively explore opportunities to further expand our presence in Asia.”

David Beckham said, “The Sands team has created amazing resorts in Singapore and Macao. The scale, vision and caliber in all that they do is impressive. I am very excited to be working with them to develop a range of new business ideas in a part of the world that I love spending time in and is full of optimism and growth.”

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David Beckham (centre) with George Tanasijevich (left), president and chief executive officer of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, and Edward Tracy (right), president and chief executive officer of Sands China Ltd.

“Here in Macao, Sands China has worked to not only transform the tourism industry by providing a diverse set of entertainment offerings, but also by seeking out active engagement with renowned brands and providing a unique experience to the people in and around this area of the world when they visit Cotai Strip Resorts Macao,” said Edward Tracy, president and chief executive officer of Sands China Ltd. “David Beckham’s well-known personal values and his endeavors in both business development and community outreach make a perfect match for our two brands to come together in a way which is sure to positively impact the Asian market.”

“We’ve been fortunate enough to have David partner with us recently at Marina Bay Sands and the energy and enthusiasm his presence provides is captivating. He was involved in our very successful Sands for Singapore community festival and his participation was inspiring to the young people he met with as well as the local charities which benefitted from his generosity. We greatly look forward to further promoting our partnership with David in a variety of exciting and creative ways at Marina Bay Sands,” said George Tanasijevich, the property’s president and chief executive officer.

Palazzo’s New Autumn Display Focuses on Sustainability

September 27th, 2013 | Rishi Tirupari

Focus is on green for this season's display at The Palazzo

Focus is on green for this season’s display at The Palazzo

Our autumn display is open free to the public through November 10. The Las Vegas Sun has the story about our environmental motivation for this season’s stunning display:

The picturesque Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens’ fall display was unveiled Tuesday morning, and this year’s focus is on sustainability and being eco-minded and honors Sands Eco360, a program that drives the company’s environmental initiatives. 

The exhibit of trees, flowers and plants reuses materials found on the property to reflect environmentally friendly programs. Highlights include the Infinity Pond (featuring moss, grasses and succulents); the Recycled Forest (construction debris, 70 percent recycled steel, bottles, wine corks and soaps); and the 1934 Hudson car centerpiece made of succulents, lichen, moss, grapevine and some 5,000 drought-resistant plants. 

Also…the East Garden Nano filtration system display represents the properties’ water-reclamation system, which recycles 5 million gallons of nuisance water a year for horticulture; and the West Bed Chocolate Cosmo Flower display made of motion-censored flowers opening and closing in harmony.

Read the rest at the Las Vegas Sun. They also published a terrific photo gallery of the display, taken by the publication’s talented contributing photographer Tom Donoghue.

Legendary Paul Anka at The Palazzo

September 10th, 2013 | Administrator

Don't miss legendary Paul Anka at The Palazzo

Don’t miss legendary Paul Anka at The Palazzo

Paul Anka—legendary singer, songwriter & actor—will be playing at the Palazzo Theater. Best known for such hits as “Diana”, “Lonely Boy”, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and for penning “My Way” and “She’s a Lady”, he is currently enjoying the success of his top 10 New York Times Bestseller My Way and his new Sony “Duets” CD. Tickets are now on sale for this extraordinary show.

Show: Paul Anka
Date: Sept. 13th
Time: 8:00pm PST (doors open at 7:00pm PST)
Venue: Palazzo Theater
Ticket Prices: $123.00 (VIP); $68.00 (PATRON)

Singing Sensation Celtic Woman At The Venetian Theater

August 23rd, 2013 | Administrator

Don't Miss Celtic Woman At The Venetian Theatre

Don’t Miss Celtic Woman At The Venetian Theater

For four nights only, singing sensation Celtic Woman brings their latest show to Las Vegas. Under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes, this spectacular musical experience features Celtic Woman performing classic Irish tunes, such as “The Water Is Wide,” “Green Grow the Rushes,” and “The Parting Glass;” timeless pop anthems such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Sailing” and inspirational songs including “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Ave Maria,” all with the signature Celtic Woman sound. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Celtic Woman as you’ve never seen them before in the beautiful Venetian Theater.

Tickets go on Sale Monday August 26th at 10:00am PST to the general public.

Celtic Woman

Venue:
Venetian Theater

Show Dates:
Nov.22nd
Nov.23rd
Nov.27th
Nov. 28th

Show Time:
8:00pm

Prices:
$155.50 (VIP) Includes Meet & Greet
$99.50
$87.50
$75.50

Dinosaurs At Venetian Macao | 威尼斯人活龍活現

August 21st, 2013 | Afshin Ravanbaksh

Travel 250 million years back in time. At The Venetian Macao, you can now come face to face with dinosaur models like you’ve never seen before. They breathe, they move, they make sounds. The closest thing in the world to seeing a live dinosaur.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Return to The Venetian

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Return to The Venetian

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill return to The Venetian Theatre for limited encore performances of their countless hits in Soul2Soul.

Tim and Faith have crafted Soul2Soul specifically to pack an arena-quality show into the intimate setting of The Venetian Theatre. Share a moment in time with the first couple of country music for this series of riveting concerts, exclusive to The Venetian.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 17th at 10:00AM PST for general public.

LVS Supports the JYD Project in Las Vegas

July 26th, 2013 | Ciara Matthews

Las Vegas Sands is proud to be part of a weekend long AAU basketball tournament hosted by six-time NBA all-star Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.

As part of our sponsorship of the event–called The8–LVS has donated 200 weekend package tickets to the JYD Project, a youth development organization that empowers young people through fun and engaging educational-based programs where they are able to learn scholastic, interpersonal and life skills to become positive and productive citizens of the world.

In light of their good work, we can’t help but recall in this context the amazing story about Chris Paul when he was a high school player, a story that surely belongs among the most beautiful and moving stories in all of basketball history. Below is a video about it, but word to the wise: keep a kleenex handy.

Las Vegas Sands is committed, through its charitable organizations Sands Cares and Sands Foundation, to support endeavors that concentrate on assisting youth, promoting health, and expanding educational opportunities within our local communities. Providing the kids with the JYD Project the opportunity to see AAU basketball teams, who have been coached by some the NBA’s greatest, is such an honor for us at Sands Corp. and a once-on-life-time experience we hope they will never forget.

Good luck to all the teams this weekend, and he hope the JYD Project enjoy their time at the tournament!

Earth, Wind & Fire To Perform At The Venetian

July 23rd, 2013 | Darcy Martinez

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING POWERHOUSE EARTH, WIND & FIRE

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING POWERHOUSE EARTH, WIND & FIRE

On August 30, leading multichannel retailer HSN will continue their innovative multi-concert, marketing deal with The Venetian Las Vegas when it hosts its next HSN Live concert event featuring multi-platinum, international superstars, Earth, Wind & Fire and special guests. 

Earth, Wind & Fire will perform tracks from Now, Then & Forever, their latest CD, during a live, omni-platform HSN Live concert event at 11 p.m. (EST).  An exclusive CD bundle of their new release, along with a bonus CD featuring six of their greatest hits, is now available for pre-order at HSN.com for $12.95.

“The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire,” said co-founder Philip Bailey.  “The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally,” said EWF’s co-founder Verdine White.  “Without the support of the fans around the world, the Earth, Wind & Fire journey would not have been possible.  We dedicate this album, Now, Then & Forever, to all the fans.”

“HSN is thrilled to welcome Earth, Wind & Fire to the HSN Live stage at The Venetian Las Vegas,” said Andy Sheldon, Chief Creative Officer for HSN and General Manager of HSN Productions.  “Earth, Wind & Fire is known for their elaborate, high-energy live shows and with Barry Summers and Milton Lage at the helm, I know this will be our best HSN Live production to date.”

Tickets will go on sale this week and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at (866) 641-7469 or (702) 414-9000, or online at www.Venetian.com.

HSN LIVE / Earth Wind and Fire

Date: August 30th

Time: 8:00pm

Ticket Price: $62.50

Earth, Wind & Fire fans that want to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event can purchase exclusive room packages for The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas.  These luxury suite packages start at $149 per night (2 night minimum) and include:

  • two premium tickets to the HSN Live show
  • Special dining, entertainment, retail and spa offers valued at more than $1000
  • VIP check-in
  • Late check-out
  • Special Reduced Rates for Vegas Nights helicopter tour

This original partnership between HSN and The Venetian Las Vegas kicked off in February with the debut of Michael Bolton’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute To Hitsville U.S.A. and will continue to include concerts with various artists from The Venetian Theater and exclusive room packages at The Venetian Las Vegas Resort for HSN customers via TV, HSN.com and HSN Mobile.  The HSN Live concert series has featured successful launches from some of the music industry’s biggest artists including Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban and others. We are excited to have Earth, Wind & Fire to the Venetian.