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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December 10th, 2012 | J.C.
September 12th, 2012 | J.C.
September 7th, 2012 | J.C.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Las Vegas Sands announced today that it has chosen Madrid, Spain as the preferred location to build an integrated resort development for the European market. The company said it has now completed the first phase of its extensive due diligence efforts and will move to the next phase of those activities, which will include among other things, determination of size, scope, specific location, and financing options from the capital markets for the project.
The company has consistently said it will allocate approximately 25-35 percent equity for the proposed development. The company added that the process is still very much in the early phases and progress towards resolution of the current economic challenges within Europe will be an important consideration.
“We would like to thank people in both Madrid and Barcelona for the time and effort they have dedicated to this process. We have met so many tremendous supporters of both cities and are thankful for the friendships we have developed,” said Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
“The regional government of Madrid has been a strong advocate for this potential development and we are appreciative of the energy they have brought to this process,” continued Mr. Adelson. “Barcelona is an outstanding tourism destination and choosing Madrid over Barcelona was not an easy selection. We also want to express our deepest gratitude to the people both within the Barcelona government and those who served as consultants or advisors to us there while we went through our evaluation process.”
Mr. Adelson said that while the process in Spain plays out, the company will still continue to aggressively focus on a variety of other development opportunities, specifically in the Asian countries of Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
September 6th, 2012 | J.C.
Mark Chesnut at Orbitz Blog: Not all hotel swimming pools are created equal. Some exude a decidedly cool ambiance. Some have great views. While others are architectural wonders, where swimming seems almost like a gravity-defying act…. For some of the most exciting hotel pool experiences, head across the Pacific. In China, you can swim laps at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong, in a rooftop pool that extends beyond the building itself, with a glass bottom providing dramatic views below. And guests at the Marina Bay Sands, a 2,500-room property in Singapore, can make use of the Sands SkyPark, an oasis that stretches across three 55-story towers, with an infinity swimming pool that’s billed as the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height—or, perhaps we should say, altitude.
August 23rd, 2012 | J.C.
Las Vegas Sun: “Perfect, perfect, perfect!” That’s how art historian Dr. Carlo Pedretti described “Horse and Rider,” the Leonardo da Vinci sculpture whose mold and original bronze cast were put on view to the public for the first time Tuesday inside the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery’s “Da Vinci — The Genius” exhibit at the Venetian.
A renowned expert on the life and works of da Vinci, Pedretti’s words didn’t come easily — particularly given that the work is considered to be the only surviving examples of da Vinci’s sculpture work.
The original sculpture, thought to be a study for a larger equine portrait of da Vinci’s friend and patron Charles D’Amboise, was crafted over 500 years ago from a block of beeswax. While the artist’s casting process was never completed, a mold and bronze cast were made from the work in 1985. “Horse and Rider,” owned by businessman and civil engineer Richard A. Lewis, has only been shown in private gatherings before Tuesday’s unveiling.
August 8th, 2012 | J.C.
Collectively, they’ve sold 70 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 14 American Music Awards, seven People’s Choice Awards and 26 Academy of Country Music Awards. Yesterday, at a live ‘town-hall’ press conference, The Venetian Las Vegas announced the biggest musical event in its history: the arrival of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “Soul2Soul.” This limited engagement, which opens on Dec. 7 and covers 10 weekends through April 2013, will take place at our 1,815-seat Venetian Theater.
July 30th, 2012 | J.C.
The resort opened on May 3, 1999.
The Venetian Luxury Suite is the largest standard room on the Las Vegas Strip.
More than 300 artisans, architects, and scholars helped to recreate Venice in Las Vegas. Read the rest of this entry »
June 29th, 2012 | Jeff Birchmeier
The Bourbon Room offers the finest collection of bourbon and spirits in Las Vegas and entertainment by music video flashbacks to nostalgic rock music from the totally rad ‘80s. Located on The Venetian casino floor between Noodle Asia and Valentino, The Bourbon Room gives a backstage pass to the hottest scene in Vegas with resident VJs cranking out feel-good tunes and accompanying music videos.
To add to the experience, a talented crew of cocktail servers take to the stage several times a night in sexy and fun performances while guests sing along to their favorite songs.
The Bourbon Room will be open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 a.m.. VJs get the party started nightly in the Bourbon Room at 8 p.m. spinning classic rock hits.
June 28th, 2012 | J.C.
Sands Macao was the first Las Vegas Style casino in Macao.
After a two year expansion, its casino floor holds more tables than any other casino in the world.
Sands Macao has 289 luxurious suites, including 51 Paiza Suites. Read the rest of this entry »
June 25th, 2012 | J.C.
The Venetian Macao has been named “The Best Luxury Resort in the World” by Travel + Leisure India and South Asia.
The Venetian Macao is the second biggest replica of Venice, with landmarks such as St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, Campanile Tower and three indoor canals with gondolas and singing gondoliers. Read the rest of this entry »