(Macao, March 28, 2013) –Arriving on beautifully crafted Venetian gondolas,
Hong Kong celebrities Kary Ng,Pakho Chow and Christine Kuo kicked
off the launch ceremony for Shoppes Chocolate Fun 2013 Thursday, at Shoppes Grand
Canal’s St. Mark’s Square at The Venetian® Macao. Sands China Ltd. senior management and chocolatier GODIVA joined the
three celebrities in smashing large chocolate eggs to inaugurate Shoppes
Chocolate Fun 2013.
During the launch event, Wong Yim
Yin, GODIVA’s Regional Connoisseur Master for Pacific Rim & China, joined Ng,
Chow and Kuo to decorate a chocolate egg. The artistic talents of the three
celebrity guests were brought out under the guidance of Chef Wong, resulting in
a beautifully decorated chocolate egg.
David Sylvester, Senior
Vice President of Retail, Sands China
Ltd., said,“Shoppes offers the largest duty-free luxury shopping experience in
Macao with around 600 retailers to
choose from. We are very pleased to cooperate with world-famous chocolatier
GODIVA to introduce Shoppes Chocolate Fun 2013 for our visitors. Fun and
memorable moments await on this wonderful, not-to-be-missed chocolate journey!”
Officiating guests at the
- David Sisk, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,
Sands China Ltd.
- Benjamin Toh, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
& Executive Director, Sands China Ltd.
- Gunther Hatt, Executive Vice President of Operations, Venetian
- David Sylvester, Senior Vice President of Retail, Sands China Ltd.
- Scott Messinger, Corporate Vice President of Advertising &
Brand Management, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
- Francisco Coelho, CEO and Chairman of Alice Investment Ltd. (GODIVA
- Carmen Chiu, Marketing & Merchandising Director, Pacific Rim
& China, Godiva
Chocolatier (Asia) Limited
- Celebrities Kary Ng, Pakho Chow and Christine Kuo
Chef Wong has amazed and
impressed the region’s audiences throughout the years with his sophisticated
chocolate-making skills. From March 29 to April 1 at 3 pm and 5 pm daily, he
will perform chocolate demonstrations for shoppers and visitors at St. Mark’s
Square at Shoppes Grand Canal. Guests will not want to miss their chance to taste
GODIVA‘s world-renowned chocolate and to be a part of the demonstration.
of the official Shoppes Facebook page can post their photos featuring any of
the Chocolate Fun decorations to www.facebook.com/ShoppesInMacau. Fans whose photos receive the most ‘likes’ might be
lucky enough to win a box of sumptuous GODIVAchocolates.
Shoppes Grand Canal
A five-metre high chocolate-like Bunny Cage is the centre of attention at St. Mark’s
Square, Shoppes Grand Canal this Easter. Visitors can marvel at this seasonal
decoration featuring four bunnies and numerous chocolate balls, probably the
largest bunny cage ever built in Macao.
Godiva Bunnies will also be around to add delight to the photos.
Shoppes at Four Seasons
The Magic Wardrobe
artwork at Shoppes at Four Seasons showcases a glamorous evening dress in
chocolate brown sprinkled with golden decorations, giving shoppers ideas for
their next addition to the spring wardrobe. And the Girls’ Best Friend artwork
on display features an over two-metre-high jewellery box, showcasing a giant
chocolate-like necklace complemented with two adorable Godiva Spring Bunnies positioned
on either side.
Shoppes Cotai Central
Chocolates and merry-go-rounds recall one’s childhood memories. On the
ground level at Shoppes Cotai Central, these two elements are combined into one
big artwork display standing at 3.5 metres high, and children under three years
old are welcome to sit on the Godiva Spring Bunnies to pose for their best
Easter shots. Visitors may also find themselves standing inside a 3.5-metre-high
by 2.5-metre-wide giant handbag, with a chocolate brown high heel decorated in
pink sitting elegantly next to them.
more about Shoppes Chocolate Fun 2013, please visit: www.venetianmacao.com/shoppes/promotions/chocolate/ .
Photo Caption: David Sylvester, Senior Vice President of Retail,
Sands China Ltd., delivers a welcome speech at the launch ceremony for Shoppes
Chocolate Fun 2013 Thursday, at Shoppes Grand Canal’s St. Mark’s Square at The
Photo Caption: Wong Yim Yin, GODIVA’s Regional Connoisseur Master
for Pacific Rim & China, joins Kary Ng, Pakho Chow and Christine Kuo to decorate
a chocolate egg during the launch ceremony for Shoppes Chocolate Fun 2013
Thursday, at Shoppes Grand Canal’s St. Mark’s Square at The Venetian Macao.
Photo caption: Senior management of Sands China Ltd., GODIVA andAlice Investment Ltd. (GODIVA distributor) join three Hong Kong celebrities in smashing large chocolate eggs to inaugurate Shoppes Chocolate Fun 2013 Thursday, at Shoppes Grand Canal’s St.Mark’s Square at The Venetian Macao.
Photo Caption: Senior management of Sands China Ltd., GODIVA and Alice Investment Ltd. (GODIVA distributor)join three Hong Kong celebrities to inaugurate Shoppes Chocolate Fun 2013 Thursday, at Shoppes Grand Canal’s St. Mark’s Square at The Venetian Macao.
From left to right:
- Scott Messinger, Corporate Vice President of Advertising and Brand Management, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
- Gunther Hatt, Executive Vice President of Operations, Venetian Macau Limited
- Benjamin Toh, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President & Executive Director, Sands China Ltd.
- Celebrity Kary Ng
- Celebrity Pakho Chow
- Celebrity Christine Kuo
- David Sisk, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Sands China Ltd.
- David Sylvester, Senior Vice President of Retail, Sands China Ltd.
- Francisco Coelho, CEO and Chairman of Alice Investment Ltd.
- Carmen Chiu, Marketing & Merchandising
Director, Pacific Rim & China, Alice Investment Ltd.
About Shoppes Grand
with serenading gondoliers and colourful Venetian streetscapes, Shoppes Grand
Canal is a luxurious one-million-square-foot indoor mall at The Venetian®
Macao-Resort-Hotel with more than 330 stores featuring world-renowned brands
and the best boutiques from New York, Paris, London and Milan, with a wide
selection of retail choices that includes fashion, gadgets, jewellery and
accessories, plus over 30 restaurants and an extensive food court.
at Shoppes Grand Canal can experience an entertaining voyage through one of the
mall’s three, 500-foot-long (150-metre-long) indoor canals on Italian gondolas,
captained by singing gondoliers winding their way through the picturesque
waterways of Shoppes Grand Canal as they serenade their guests.
entertainers perform for guests as they wander through Shoppes Grand Canal much
like the streets of Venice,
letting visitors enjoy the colourful antics of jugglers, living statues,
magicians, musicians and more.
For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com/Grand_Canal_Shoppes/
About Shoppes at Four Seasons
at Four Seasons at The Plaza™ Macao personifies the bespoke elegance of the
Four Seasons and is Macao’s first luxury mall, home to more than 160 luxury and
designer brands like Audemars Piguet, Bottega Veneta, Cartier, Gucci, and Louis
Vuitton. Every shop occupies a lavishly spaced area in which guests can enjoy
the delights of luxury duty-free shopping with personalised services available,
including individual attention from a shopping consultant. Mall Concierge,
hotel delivery service and limousine delivery service are also available. The
over 200,000-square-foot (over 19,000-square-metre) Shoppes at Four Seasons
includes a comprehensive range of cosmetics, beauty and fragrance at DFS Beauty
World, featuring over 45 international brands.
For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com/Shoppes_at_Four_Seasons/
About Shoppes Cotai Central
its addition of over 90 intimate boutiques and galleries, Shoppes Cotai
Central, Macao’s ultimate luxury duty-free shopping experience, joins Shoppes
Grand Canal and Shoppes at Four Seasons to offer a staggering 600 stores to
choose from – the most in any one single location in all of Macao! This
shopper’s paradise at Sands® Cotai Central includes some exciting
new first-to-market brands in Macao.
unique, refreshing ambiance features an abundance of natural light, rocky cliff
sides and cascading waterfalls to create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
Shoppes Cotai Central caters to a broad spectrum of consumers – the
luxury-minded, savvy shoppers, or those just looking for a nice day out with
friends and family.
can enjoy Qube 2 Kid’s Play Zone, which features 3,000 square feet (280 square
metres) of fun, with a bouncy castle, toddler area, video game area (Wii, Xbox,
Kinect and computers), air hockey and foosball.
For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com/Shoppes-Cotai-Central/
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