13th June, 2013, Hong Kong: The 14th VIDEOCON DDB IIFA Weekend is all set to take place from the 4th - 6th of July and tickets for the prestigious Awards ceremony will be made available to the public from 4pm, 13th of June (Hong Kong time).
The IIFA Weekend is all set to bring the magic of Indian Cinema back to the crown jewel of Cotai Strip Resorts - The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, making it one of the fortunate few destinations to host the IIFA celebrations twice. The event is also supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office.
Tickets for the prestigious IIFA Awards are priced at HKD/MOP 399 (Bronze), HKD/MOP 599 (Silver), HKD/MOP 799 (Gold), HKD/MOP 1,599 (Platinum) and HKD/MOP 2,799 (Diamond) and will be available at all CotaiTicketing box offices* or can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macau) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China), as well as on www.iifa.com. The spectacular IIFA Awards will take place at The Venetian Macao's CotaiArena on the 6th of July and will seat an audience of a near 7,000 fans.
Every year, IIFA tickets are sold out in record time. In 2011, tickets for IIFA Toronto for a 18,000 capacity were sold out within 10 minutes setting an unprecedented record for the North American region.
Instituted in 2000, this will be the 14th year of spreading the magic of Indian cinema across the world signifying the international success of the Indian Film Industry. The IIFA Celebrations unfold over a packed three-day Weekend and is held in different exotic locales each year. In 2013, IIFA returns to The Venetian Macao, the Official Host Destination Partner, a venue that will provide a sensational environment to celebrate Indian Cinema's achievements in a fittingly majestic manner.
Known for its entertainment and metropolitan scene, Macau is an ideal choice for the IIFA 2013 celebrations. Home to several of the world's most sensational and glamorous hotels and integrated resorts, Macau offers a rich variety of experiences for the elite traveller with a penchant for the best, welcoming well over 100,000 visitors from India each year, with more than 150,000 visiting in 2012 alone.
The Weekend unfolds over a glorious three days and includes a host of events such as IIFA Rocks, IIFA BUZZ, IIFA Fashion Extravaganza, IIFA Film Media Briefings, IIFA Music Workshop and the night of night, the IIFA Awards.
About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India's biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 600 million, it is among the world's most-watched annual entertainment events. From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last thirteen years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, global business forums and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards.
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 300 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
About Cotai Strip Resorts Macao - Macao's Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has transformed Cotai into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia's leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world's largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is where Asia's ultimate destination is all within reach.
* CotaiArena Box Office; The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel - Main Lobby Box Office; Four Seasons Hotel - The Plaza Box Office; Sands Macao - L1 Box Office; Sands Cotai Central - CotaiTicketing™ Box Offices (Sheraton Hotel Main Lobby, Holiday Inn Main Lobby and East Bus Lobby)