Over the past several years, we have been proud to hold the World Shoe Association show, featuring as many as 400 different shoe companies. Typically, the companies would display one shoe for each of the hundreds of styles that they brought to the event. In the past, these single shoes were sometimes left behind after the show was over, and we—to our shame—threw them away.
This year, however, one of our team members rightly commented that “it is such a waste to throw them out…. Can’t they be donated?” With that, the mission was on. [Read More]
The Community of Madrid announced Wednesday that they are in “very advanced talks” to approve the building of a casino and resort complex in the north of Madrid. Negotiations are continuing with the Las Vegas Sands Corpation, owned by sixteenth richest person in the world Sheldon Adelson. He first stated back in February that he wanted to create a “mini-Vegas” in Europe and that he was concentrating his search on Spain.
Spanish Minister of Industry Miguel Sebastian dubbed the deal “not ripe yet.” If the deal does go through, Sands will invest 16.9 billion euros over the next 13 years to build a complex featuring hotels, casinos, theaters, a golf course and dozens of restaurants. Sebastian said it would create about 50,000 jobs within the complex and another 160,000 jobs throughout the process. It could be a well-needed boost for Spain’s core industry–construction. [Read More]
Then don’t miss Carnival of Cuisine at The Palazzo and Venetian: “If you’ve been waiting to try out some of the restaurants at the Venetian and Palazzo, mark Dec. 10 on your calendar. The fourth annual Carnival of Cuisine returns that Saturday featuring the culinary fare from 15 celebrated restaurants at the two resorts.” More at Haute Living Blog.
If you didn’t hear, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opened for preview The Shoppes at Sands, a new luxury retail outlet center. Six retailers–Talbots, Nine West, DKNY, Lenox, Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store and Hartmann Luggage–welcomed people for the first time.
We’re excited about this development. Later this month, additional retail stores, including Ultra Diamonds, Guess and Spritz Designer Fragrances, are also slated to open. By the official Grand Opening of The Shoppes at Sands in February 2012, additional national brand retailers will be available to shoppers. In this post, you’ll find some photos of the new mall. [Read More]
This year’s induction ceremony for the Gaming Hall of Fame will have a distinctive Venetian flavor as the American Gaming Association salutes two mainstays of the Strip property Tuesday night.
Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., will be joined by one of the resort’s entertainment icons, Blue Man Group, in a ceremony and charity dinner benefiting the National Center for Responsible Gaming at the Venetian….
The inductions will bring the total membership of the Hall of Fame to 74 since the first ceremony in 1989. Each year since then, the association has honored between one and five industry leaders from the casino, entertainment and culinary worlds.
Adelson, who seems to be at the top of his game with major successes in Macau and Singapore and one of the top properties in Las Vegas, is credited with developing and exploiting the meetings and convention business at his properties. [Read More]
The great Singaporean choreographer and dancer Vincent Yong has been conducting special Dalí-inspired movement workshops for adults and young people at the ArtScience Museum. I love the way the museum keeps coming up with new ways to engage the artwork. It’s not your typical passive museum experience.
Dalí: Mind of a Genius — The Exhibition has been so popular that it has been extended. Until November 11, explore over 250 artworks which highlight the creativeness of Dalí across different mediums, including bronze sculptures, rare graphics, furniture, gold jewelry and crystal pieces in three themed areas – Femininity and Sensuality, Religion and Mythology, Dreams and Fantasy.
Create a culture of loyalty. Many of my staff have been with me for over 20 years. I have a great team, and I make sure they feel respected and appreciated. I wouldn’t ask any of my employees to do anything I wouldn’t do. And I work as hard, if not harder than the rest of the staff, to set an example. I also believe in giving my employees a lot of room to be creative and to express themselves. My chefs and general managers are responsible for their own restaurants, and they don’t have to worry about issues such as inventory, because we have a director of operations, a director of finance and other staff who handle those jobs at our Homebase. This allows our restaurant staff to concentrate on doing what it is they do best: offering our customers exceptional food and service.
Operation Gratitude is a charitable organization that sends care packages to deployed troops and wounded warriors. Got any candy left over after Halloween? Think about sending it to this fantastic group.
Do you have old glasses lying around? Don’t throw ‘em out. Consider donating them. More than 1 billion people in developing countries need eyeglasses but can’t afford them. The Eyes of Hope donation program provides a simple way to help make a difference. We are proud to support this cause. Please donate gently used complete sets of eye-wear, including prescription glasses, readers, sunglasses, and old contact lenses (just joking: you can keep the contacts). Both plastic and metal frames are accepted. Cases can also be used if they are donated with the glasses inside. Stop by the Health Fair to drop off your donations.
Jonah Cohen (J.C.) oversees online communications for Las Vegas Sands Corp. Passionate about social media, he chronicles the conversations in and around the company. Got a story to share? Send him an email.