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In case you missed it: Sands China Ltd. announced September 20, 2012 as the opening day for the second phase of its Sands Cotai Central integrated resort.

Foremost among the new facilities is the opening of the first of two hotel towers from Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, with a second tower opening in early 2013. The hotel is the world’s largest Sheraton at 3,896 guestrooms, as well as the largest hotel in Macao. The hotel’s Kashgar grand ballroom will offer nearly 53,000 square feet (4,900 square metres) of pillarless meeting and event space. And Shoppes Cotai Central adds a second level of duty-free shops, plus additional restaurants and an international food court.

Sands China's combined Cotai Strip offerings will soon include over 9,000 rooms across five international hotels, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space, over 600 luxury duty-free shops and more than 57 international restaurants, bars and lounges.

The opening is the most recent benchmark in Sands China’s push to firmly establish Macao as one of Asia’s leading business and leisure destinations.

The opening will further expand the diversity of choices on the Cotai Strip with additional accommodation, dining, entertainment, retail, gaming and meeting and convention offerings.

The company’s Macao investment is in excess of US$8 billion to date, and will soon bring Sands China’s combined Cotai Strip offerings to over 9,000 rooms across five international hotels, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space, over 600 luxury duty-free shops and more than 57 international restaurants, bars and lounges. Read the rest of this entry »

Three, It’s A Magic Number

July 20th, 2012 | J.C.

MacauBusiness.Com: ‘Sands China Ltd chairman Sheldon Adelson said yesterday that the company is eyeing to start construction work on parcel three, in Cotai, in November. “We have already undertaken extensive design work on the project and plan to start construction by November,” Mr Adelson was quoted as saying in a company press release. Read the rest of this entry »

The solar thermal system at The Palazzo is among the largest in the nation

The Las Vegas Review-Journal published an article today about our Environmental Report and sustainability efforts. Below is an excerpt, but read the whole thing.

Las Vegas Sands began its sustainability efforts seven years ago, but this report is the company’s first compilation verified by an independent source. The study of the company’s green operations was verified by Amsterdam-based Global Reporting Initiative, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability.

“It is the most recognized standard for reporting globally, so that’s why we chose GRI,” said Katarina Tesarova, executive director of global sustainability for Las Vegas Sands.

In 2011, Las Vegas Sands spent $2.5 million on capital expenses to sustain environmental efforts. In addition, each property has a sustainability director to lead the charge. Read the rest of this entry »

Today, Las Vegas Sands is celebrating the release of its Environmental Report, the first environmental study in the gaming industry to be formally verified by the Global Reporting Initiative, a leading non-profit organization that measures economic, environmental and social sustainability. Watch the event live here at 11:30 a.m. PDT.

Watch live streaming video from sandsenvironmentalreport at livestream.com

Hospitality Biz India: The award was presented by the lifestyle magazine in New Delhi recently. Brendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales & Resort Marketing, Venetian Macao Ltd said, “The Venetian Macao is honoured to receive such a reputable award, as all the winners were selected through consumers via an online survey. The Venetian Macao provides an unparalleled luxury integrated resort experience, not only in the quality of our lavish suites, but in our premium entertainment, dining, retail, meeting and convention offerings. We will continue to strive to be the market leader in providing the highest standard of service and entertainment to our guests and visitors.” Last year, Macao welcomed close to 170,000 visitors from India with over 80 per cent choosing to stay at The Venetian Macao.

Welcome To Macau

February 24th, 2012 | J.C.

A nice overview of Macau with some lovely footage of The Venetian Macao.

FlashWedding At The Venetian Macao

December 12th, 2011 | Kenny Coyle

It seemed like any other Saturday afternoon at The Venetian Macao. Crowds milled around the lagoon, lots of souvenir photos being snapped. Among other things, the resort has become a romantic backdrop for newly married couples taking their wedding photos. But on November 26 something quite special happened.

To the sound of Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock, one “groom” started jiving and soon the whole area outside the main lobby was a mass of energetic dancers – this was a FlashMob, a secretly co-ordinated and pre-arranged mass dance in a public space.

Organised by The Venetian Macao’s Resort Marketing team and involving 328 Team Members and volunteers, the FlashMob took visitors, including genuine wedding parties, completely by surprise.

The FlashMob involved meticulous planning, choreography and timing, with strong support from the Entertainment and Visual Media departments among others. Dozens of rehearsals were organised over three weeks before the event to fit with Team Members’ free time. A core of 21 professional dancers led the way joined by staff from all three Sands China properties, The Plaza Macao, Sands Macao and The Venetian Macao. The brainchild of Portuguese Team Member Adriana Lucas, the event was supported by every department with managers going out of their way to alter rosters and shifts to let enthusiastic staff participate. Streetmosphere entertainers rubbed shoulders with housekeeping staff and F&B personnel, and a host of outside volunteers from students to the local Glee Club.

Lasting just four and a half minutes, the FlashMob created new friendships and connections between Team Members. This was no mean feat given that Sands China has approximately 15,000 staff, the biggest employer in town after the government.

“We brought together people from across all age groups, all properties and all departments. People are already asking when the next one will be!” says Adriana.

The FlashMob appeared on local news broadcasts and seems to have caused a spike in people joining our Facebook page, which featured the clip. In just three days on YouTube, more than 8,000 people viewed it. Our Visual Media team is already working on another film chronicling the weeks of behind-the-scenes preparation. Look out for it here soon.

Zhiqiang and Tingyi,  authors of the great travel blog PassportChop.Com, recently stayed at the Marina Bay Sands. Here, in summary, were their Top 5 Experiences, with quotes and photos from their article.  Read the rest of this entry »

From the Straits Times:

Sands China , the Macau unit of billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands , on Friday announced its new multi-billion-dollar casino resort would house Hilton and Intercontinental hotel brands when it opens in the world’s biggest gambling destination early next year….

Located on Macau’s Cotai strip, next to Adelson’s colossal gondola-filled Venetian, Sands Cotai Central will host 6000 rooms from the Conrad and Holiday Inn brands, owned by Hilton and Intercontinental respectively, as well as the Sheraton and Sheraton Towers.

Hiring Begins For Parcels Five And Six

August 2nd, 2011 | J.C.

Macau Business:

Sands China Ltd. held a two-day recruitment fair last week to ramp up the recruitment campaign for parcels five and six in Cotai.

More than 1,500 Macau residents aged 21 or over turned up…