The DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts begins July 1, 2013, bringing a host of family-friendly themed entertainment to visitors of Cotai Strip Resorts, as the result of an alliance between Sands China and DreamWorks Animation. The announcement was made Tuesday at a press conference at the Venetian Theatre.
Sands Cotai Strip Resorts will soon be home to the interactive and entertaining DreamWorks Experience, beginning July 1, 2013, as a result of the new relationship between Sands China Ltd. and the world famous DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. With this monumental move, Sands China is taking the lead to introduce a first-of-its-kind family fun destination to Macao in what the company believes will be a key factor in promoting the diversification of Macao’s tourism industry.
“All of us at DreamWorks Animation are excited to bring the DreamWorks Experience to this amazing integrated resort city,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg. “Cotai Strip Resorts has become a great destination for families and now it’s going to be even better!”
Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, the DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts is the result of a new resort licencing agreement between Sands China and DreamWorks Animation, bringing the global entertainment company’s well-known characters and franchises, such as Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek and Madagascar to events, shows and offerings throughout Cotai Strip Resorts on the properties of Sands Cotai Central and The Venetian Macao. The arrival of the DreamWorks cast of animated characters represents an exciting first for Macao. Guests and visitors will have new opportunities to see and interact with well-known franchise characters including Po from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots from Shrek; Alex the lion, King Julien and the penguins from Madagascar and Toothless and Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon, just to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »
Las Vegas Sands once again joined millions of people and organizations around the world for Earth Hour to show our commitment to conserving natural resources. What did we do? Check out this interactive presentation:
Theme song to Zou Shiming “Fists of Gold” performed by Stephanie Cheng 郑融. The two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner and three-time World Amateur Champion Zou Shiming will make his professional debut on Saturday, 6 April 2013 at CotaiArena, Venetian Macao.
Environmental causes hold a special place in my heart. This “green” passion means I am extra proud of our Las Vegas Sands team this year. For the fourth year in a row, Sands employees around the globe are getting ready to participate in the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour on March 23.
Earth Hour is an annual environmental campaign that challenges organizations and individuals to turn off lights for one hour each March to show their commitment to green initiatives. Our participation is just one piece of Sands’ comprehensive environmental program, called Sands ECO360°.
Like in years past, our properties will turn off non-essential outdoor lighting during Earth Hour. Check out the photos– it’s inspiring to see!
This year, we have set the eco-conscious bar a little higher by joining the new Earth Hour “I Will If You Will” challenge. This new push means we’ve extended a friendly challenge to others to expand the reach of Earth Hour. For example, Conrad Macao offered to turn off its non-essential lights for one hour twice a month for the rest of the year if 10 other Macao hotels agree to switch off their lights once a month. Even better, the challenge has already been met! A total of 13 hotels have agreed to extend their Earth Hour “lights-out” to every month of the year, even including one in South Africa. That’s the impact of one person or organization taking the lead!
But we’re not stopping there. We are challenging our nearly 50,000 Sands team members across the globe to join us to embrace Earth Hour and pledge to turn off lights at home. In the spirit of a challenge, we are planning to plant one tree for every participating employee at the property with the biggest team that joins. The competition is on! I can’t wait to see which team wins!
I hope hearing about our team’s dedication will inspire others to join us. Let’s build momentum for this campaign and make an even bigger impact. We all share the world – and the responsibility to it. Come up with an eco-challenge and join the team!
Mentioned in an earlier blog post, the two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner and three-time World Amateur Champion Zou Shiming will soon make his professional debut, headlining a brilliant boxing card at CotaiArena. See more details here.
This week the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Burba Hotel Network presents LVS President & COO Michael Leven with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, which is the world’s largest hotel investment conference. CNBC interviewed Mr. Leven whom they called an “icon of the industry.” Take a look.
Living Asia Channel recently produced a short film that nicely captures Macao, revealing its unique blend of colonial European architecture, Chinese culture and history, and modern hotels and entertainment. If you’re planning a trip to Macao–or just want to get a flavor of this wonderful city–then you’ll enjoy the footage and overview in their video below.
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