(Macao, August 22, 2012) - The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel hosted a special lunch as a token of appreciation for Macao's media at the Venetian ballroom Wednesday. Around 140 publishers, directors, editors-in-chief and reporters from a wide range of media organisations joined the gathering as part of the month-long celebration of the fifth anniversary of The Venetian Macao and of the Cotai Strip® this month. Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer; David Sisk, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and other senior executives of Sands China Ltd. attended the event and toasted The Venetian Macao's anniversary, as they look forward to another year of cooperation with the local media.
Mr. Tracy expressed appreciation to the attending guests and the valuable service they provide to the public as members of the press. He remarked, "It's been an amazing five years of development on the Cotai Strip. We count it as one our successes, that Sands China introduced Macao to the integrated resort model pioneered by our Chairman, Mr. Sheldon Adelson. You've seen and documented not only the growth and development of Sands China's expanding family of integrated resorts, but you've also witnessed the maturation of the Cotai Strip - including the upcoming phase two opening of Sands Cotai Central on September 20, featuring the world's largest Sheraton hotel. The Cotai Strip is well on its way to helping make Macao a world centre of tourism and leisure, and the number one destination in Asia for business and leisure travellers."
During the two-hour gathering, lucky draws giving away a wide variety of attractive prizes including complimentary hotel stays, food and beverage vouchers, spa treatments and gondola ride experiences were held. The Venetian Macao's signature Streetmosphere™ performers also gave entertaining performances to wrap up the event.
Photo caption: A photo tunnel featuring the major achievements of The Venetian Macao over the past five years is showcased at the entrance to the ballroom of Wednesday's Media Appreciation Lunch.
Photo caption: Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd. delivers his opening remarks at the Media Appreciation Lunch Wednesday at The Venetian Macao, expressing his gratitude for the valuable service provided to the public by the press.
Photo caption: Senior company executives toast The Venetian Macao's fifth anniversary at the Media Appreciation Lunch Wednesday, as they look forward to another year of cooperation with the local media.
Second from left to right: Antonio Ramirez, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Venetian Macau Limited; David Sylvester, Senior Vice President of Retail Asia, Las Vegas Sands Corp.; Gunther Hatt, Executive Vice President of Operations, Venetian Macau Limited; David Sisk, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Sands China Ltd.; Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sands China Ltd.; Bowen Leung, Special Advisor to Board of Directors, Sands China Ltd.; David Fleming, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Sands China Ltd.; and Melina Leong, Vice President of Public Relations and Community Affairs, Venetian Macau Limited.
Photo caption: Over 100 publishers, directors, editors-in-chief and reporters from a wide range of media organisations attend the Media Appreciation Lunch at The Venetian Macao Wednesday, as part of the month-long celebration of the fifth anniversary of The Venetian Macao and of the Cotai Strip.
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 Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.