(Macao, September 26, 2012) - Ice World - Asia'slargest indoor frozen wonderland, held at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel's CotaiExpo™ between May 18 and September 16, 2012- welcomed a higher-than-expected 176,000 visitors during its four-month run. The exhibition featuring beautifully carved ice sculptures carried forward last year's great success and has become a popular attraction among both residents and tourists, establishing itself as one of Macao's most anticipated events of the sizzling summer.
"We were delighted to involve our community with this year's show and would like to thank all of the local schools and organisations that helped us create new and exciting sculptures that added to the wonderful exhibition," said Gene Capuano, Vice President of Convention and Exhibition Operations, Venetian Macao Ltd. "We also have to thankthe Macau Government Tourist Office and the public for their great support to the exhibition. Ice World has already become one of the most spectacular attractions in Macao and The Venetian Macao is extremely proud to have organised such a fabulous event once again with all-new ice carvings for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.Events like Ice World are part of Sands China Ltd.'s effort to cement Macao's position as Asia's premier business and leisure destination, by broadening the city's appeal to bring in more visitors and increase their length of stay."
Ice World was held for the second year in a row at The Venetian Macao this year, displaying stunning ice sculptures in ten different zones featuring newly-designed attractions such as Tiananmen, A-Ma Temple, Macau Grand Prix, a Magic Maze and a winding Double Dragon Slide, all in an 18,000-square-foot indoor ice hall.
Photo caption:Over 176,000 visitorsenjoyed the spectacular ice carvings uniquely created for Ice World 2012 at The Venetian Macao's CotaiExpo between May 18 and September 16, 2012.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO Clinic Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun Qube indoor playground and more than 330 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.