Integrated resort leader to bring China’s superstars to Macao
(Macao, March 20, 2012) – The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel announced on Thursday its cooperation with Star Group Ltd. China in co-organising and hosting the Star TV 16th China Music Awards at The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena™ on April 13, 2012. The announcement was made at a March 15 press conference in Shanghai, at which it was revealed that over one hundred singers, movie stars and celebrities from all over the world will attend the prestigious awards show, including a yet-to-be-revealed international superstar providing a special performance during the event.
“We are especially excited that Star TV has chosen The Venetian Macao to host this year’s awards show and as its co-organiser,” said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd. “The Venetian Macao is the leader in bringing so many outstanding events, celebrities and sports stars to Macao. We recently hosted India’s Zee Cine Awards 2012 – one of Bollywood cinema’s most prestigious awards shows, and known as the World’s Biggest Viewers’ Choice Award. And now we’re proud that together with Star TV, we’re bringing the star-power of China’s brightest and best to the people of Macao and to our visitors.”
As the most influential music brand in all of Asia, Channel [V] has successfully telecast 15 China Music Awards. Some of the high-profile stars nominated for this year’s awards include Jane Zhang, Zhang Jie, Anson Hu and Jaycee Chan. This year’s Star TV China Music Awards will be presented with a theme of “Future,” with state-of-the-art visual technology welcoming its guests and audience members. The awards show launched in 1994 and has since gathered the nation’s top music industry talent in host cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Chengdu. It is the only Chinese music awards show that will be telecast around across China and around the world.
Sands China has a long-term strategy of establishing Macao as Asia’s entertainment hub by bringing in world-class entertainment, art and cultural events to Macao. The company’s 15,000-seat CotaiArena has firmly established itself as the number one entertainment destination in southern China. For the last three years, the arena has been the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues, based on ticket sales. With new entertainment offerings on the way and the unveiling of new entertainment options at Sands® Cotai Central in April, the company seeks to play an integral role in ushering in a new era of entertainment and promises to bring the world’s best entertainment to Macao.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
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 of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. Also at The Venetian Macao are more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at The Grand Canal Shoppes. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.