(Macao, September 21, 2012) - The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel will bring three world-class attractions to Macao for the first time during the fall and winter seasons. The universal appeal of Titanic The Exhibition, The Human Bodies Exhibition and the Winter in Venice extravaganza is set to fill the coming months with breathtaking and unprecedented experiences for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will head to Sands China's Cotai Strip® development during this period.
"We are thrilled to announce the arrival ofthree spectacular events never seen on this scale ever before in Macao. From the grandeur and majesty of the Titanic, the education and wonder of human bodies to the awe-inspiring magic of Winter in Venice encompassing a world-class light and sound spectacular, these debut attractions will be a must-see experience," said Brendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Ltd., at a press conference on Friday at the Venetian Theatre.
"The Venetian Macao strives to bring to Macao a wide variety of the best entertainment options, from major sporting events and international superstar concerts to internationally-acclaimed award shows. These upcoming events are attractions unique to the region and ones that members of all the family can enjoy at The Venetian Macao. We aim to diversify the city's tourism industry and make the Cotai Strip Asia's number one destination for entertainment and leisure. The impressive Titanic The Exhibition, the educational The Human Bodies Exhibition and the magnificent Winter in Venice event will no doubt create a buzz in Macao and in the region, attracting people of all ages and greatly enriching visitors' experiences at The Venetian Macao," Elliott added.
The press conference was chaired by Brett Ingram, Associate Director of Events Marketing, Venetian Macau Ltd; Tom Zaller, President and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions Inc., the creator and developer of Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition; and Professor Dr. Ronald S. Wade, Director of the Anatomical Service Division, School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, who gave a brief introduction on the specimens from The Human Bodies Exhibition. The event was also attended by around 300 members of the local and regional press.
Titanic The Exhibition
On the 100th anniversary of her maiden journey, the timeless story of the Titanic will come to life at The Venetian Macao this October. For the first time ever in China, visitors can witness the compelling story of the Titanic told as never before. Marvel at the splendour of this famed ship, while walking through the beautifully and accurately recreated ballroom, 27-foot-high Grand Staircase, First Class cabin and the ship's promenade deck. These spectacular recreations provide a home for over 400 replica artefacts from the Titanic, stories of her passengers and crew, as well as original objects used in James Cameron's blockbuster motion pictureTitanic. To be held from October 25, 2012 until February 24, 2013 at The Venetian Macao CotaiExpo™ Hall F, Titanic The Exhibition tells the real story of the legendary ship, and the people who made their first and only voyage on April 10, 1912 from Southampton, UK to New York City, U.S.A. It is one of the finest and you do not want to miss it.
The Human Bodies Exhibition
One of the most successful exhibitions of all time,The Human Bodies Exhibition features human bodies as you have never seen them before. Captivating the public because of the beautiful, simple way it reveals the complexity that lies just under our skin, it is a highly educational exhibition not just for children, but also for the whole family and for all ages. A journey of discovery, The Human Bodies Exhibition engages viewers at the same time as it educates and empowers them, by showing the effects our lifestyle and the environment have on every part of the human body.Moving from gallery to gallery dedicated to each function of the miraculous human system, over 200 individual organs and full body specimens will be on display to help illustrate how our fascinating body works. More than 30 million people around the world have already seen this incredible educational exhibition, and now it is finally coming to Macao, between October 25, 2012 and February 24, 2013 at The Venetian Macao CotaiExpo Hall F.
Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition are both supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO).
Winter in Venice
This winter, The Venetian Macao will magically transform into the most majestic winter wonderland Macao has ever seen. From November 21, 2012 through January 13, 2013, when you visit the integrated resort, you can make your rounds on the only synthetic ice rink on the Cotai Strip, surrounded by charming string lights, a 60-foot-high brilliantly-lit white Christmas tree and warm music. You will also enjoy seasonal treats while uploading the photos and videos you have just taken surrounding this festive extravaganza to the web, as the entire outdoor Lagoon area at The Venetian Macao will be covered by a complimentary Wi-Fi network. And as the sun sets on another crisp winter day, you will be dazzled by a spectacular light show powered by digital video mapping technology. Images will be projected onto The Venetian Macao's façade by the expansive Lagoon, taking the spectators on an awe-inspiring colourful visual journey. Winter in Venice promises to bring the ultimate seasonal experience like no other in the region, The Venetian Macao will be home to a truly magical experience.
A special hotel package will be launched on Monday, September 24 for visitors to experience the best of what Macao can offer, while enjoying the exceptional dining, entertainment and retail offerings at The Venetian Macao, the absolute centre of the glamorous Cotai Strip this fall and winter.
The Titanic Package
Coinciding with the above three highly-anticipated events in the next couple of months, The Venetian Macao is going to launch an exclusive hotel package for visitors to stay at the ever-popular integrated resort, starting from HK$1,798* for stays between October 22, 2012 and February 10, 2013. Bookings will be available between September 24, 2012 and February 10, 2013, andcan be made online atwww.venetianmacao.com, by phone at +853 2882 8851 or toll free at 001 800 3378 7870for Hong Kongor via your local travel agent. Act fast while this superb-value deal is available!
In addition to the exciting events announced Friday, The Venetian Macao is set to host Greater China's first action-packed Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) event, headlined by an epic middleweight fight pitting former UFC champion Rich Franklin against former Strikeforce champion Cung Le at the CotaiArena™ on November 10.
Recent popular entertainment and cultural events that have taken place at The Venetian Macao include the New Orleans Mardi Gras themed Venetian Carnival, featuring three days of festivities, food and Asia's richest Jazz & Blues contest between May 25 and 27, surrounding the picturesque Campanile Tower and the outdoor Lagoon; and the Masters in Ink exhibition that showcased 90 exquisite and influential traditional Chinese ink paintings with an estimated value of over RMB 80 million for the first time in Macao from August 9 to 21.
More information about the three new events announced Friday and the Titanic Package is available in the attached fact sheets.
Photo caption: Acrobats perform at a press conference Friday at The Venetian Macao, announcing the upcoming Titanic The Exhibition, The Human Bodies Exhibition and the Winter in Venice extravaganza.
Photo caption: Professor Dr. Ronald S. Wade, Director of the Anatomical Service Division, School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, addresses media gathered at a press conference Friday at The Venetian Macao, announcing the upcoming The Human Bodies Exhibition.
Photo caption: Dancers perform at a press conference Friday at The Venetian Macao, announcing the upcoming Titanic The Exhibition, The Human Bodies Exhibition and the Winter in Venice extravaganza.
Photo caption: Representives from Imagine Exhibitions Inc., School of Medicine at the University of Maryland and Venetian Macau Limited address the media at a press conference Friday at The Venetian Macao, announcing the upcoming Titanic The Exhibition, The Human Bodies Exhibition and the Winter in Venice extravaganza.
Left to right: Professor Dr. Ronald S. Wade, Director of the Anatomical Service Division, School of Medicine at the University of Maryland; Tom Zaller, President and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions Inc., the creator and developer of Titanic The Exhibition and The Human Bodies Exhibition; Brett Ingram, Associate Director of Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Ltd.
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.
About Imagine Exhibitions Inc.
Imagine Exhibitions is a leader in creating, producing and operating museum blockbuster exhibition and events throughout the world. For more information on Imagine, please visitwww.imagineExhibitions.com.