(Macao, September 27, 2012) -Celebrity sightings are becoming a regular occurrence in Macao, and visitors to Sands China Ltd. properties may have found themselves starstruck over the last few weeks, with two recent high-profile productions in town.
The incredibly popular The Voice of China reality TV show staged two nights of sellout concerts last week, on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. Both shows were met by huge demand and featured 21 of the popular contestants from the hit talent competition, and Friday's concert also featured performances from the show's four celebrity mentors - Liu Huan, Na Ying, Yang Kun and Harlem Yu. The show's stars were also seen on the red carpet on September 20, as Sands® Cotai Central successfully launched its second phase with the opening of the world's largest Sheraton hotel, at a ceremony featuring a spectacular fireworks display lighting up the Cotai sky.
World-famous Chinese film star Zhang Ziyi was also at the same red carpet event, while in town shooting scenes for her upcoming Hollywood movie, My Lucky Star, directed by American filmmaker Dennie Gordon. Lucky fans may have spotted the glamorous actress with co-star Wang Leehom between September 2 and 25 at several of The Venetian® Macao's well-known attractions, such as the outdoor lagoon, the indoor waterways and bridges of the Grand Canal and the ornate main hotel lobby. Onlookers may have also caught sight of the stars and their director at a September 19 press conference at Shoppes Grand Canal's St. Mark's Square. A landmark property of the Cotai Strip® development, Macao's renowned integrated resort has become a popular location with movie makers.
With international entertainment events one of the cornerstones of Sands China's strategy - supporting Macao's development into a world centre of tourism and leisure - celebrity sightings are on the rise in Macao.
Photo caption:Contestants of the popular singing competition The Voice of China were among the red carpet arrivals at the September 20 second phase opening of Sands Cotai Central, which featured the launch of the world's largest Sheraton hotel.
Photo caption: Superstars Zhang Ziyi and Wang Leehom experience The Venetian Macao's signature gondola ride ahead of a press conference on September 19 for their upcoming film, My Lucky Star. The actors were on location at the integrated resort between September 2 and 25, shooting scenes for the Hollywood feature film.
Photo caption: Chinese superstar actress Zhang Ziyi was at the Sands Cotai Central red carpet on September 20, on her way to the opening ceremony of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), and is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip® developments include The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands®Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates the Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company's integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the CotaiArena™ and the Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed CotaiJet™ ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company's property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming Cotai into Asia's premier entertainment and business destination.