(Macao, May 15, 2013) – Continuing its reputation as a leading integrated resort worldwide, The Venetian® Macao has been named “The Best Luxury Resort in the World” in the India’s Best Awards ceremony by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia for the second consecutive year. The coveted award was presented by the lifestyle magazine at an awards ceremony April 23 in Mumbai.
“The Venetian Macao is very pleased to be recognised by the readers of Travel + Leisure for the second year running,” said Mark McWhinnie, Senior Vice President of Operations, The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel and Sands® Cotai Central. “The entire team works very hard to help distinguish us through service quality and our integrated resort product offering – from our suites and entertainment, to our dining, retail and facilities for conventions and exhibitions.
“Last year, Macao welcomed 1.4 million visitors from India and Southeast Asia – two markets very important to us. We’ve been very happy to welcome such a large number of visitors from these two regions to our integrated resorts, and we thank the readers of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia for their vote of confidence.”
The Venetian Macao offers 3,000 luxurious and spacious suites, each spanning at least 750 square feet (70 square metres), featuring a sunken living room, private bedroom and a lavish bathroom. The integrated resort features stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy, and is twice the size of its sister property in Las Vegas. The Venetian Macao features over 300 stores at Shoppes Grand Canal, international restaurants, the 15,000-seat CotaiArena™, upscale gaming facilities that offer a unique Asian gaming experience, and one of the largest convention, meeting and exhibition centres in Asia.
Travel + Leisure is the world’s leading travel and lifestyle magazine and has been conducting the iconic World’s Best Awards for over twelve years. To celebrate five trendsetting years in the South Asian region, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia launched its first edition of India’s Best Awards in 2011. With dozens of awards across varied categories ranging from the best destination country to honeymoon destinations in India and across the world, thousands of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s discerning readers have actively voted. The polling was conducted as a readers’ poll, both through the magazine and online, with the awards ceremony held in Mumbai April 23, 2013.
Photo caption: The Venetian Macao has won Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s “The Best Luxury Resort in the World Award” for the second year in a row. The integrated resort was chosen by readers of the world’s leading travel and lifestyle magazine.
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 Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
About Cotai Strip Resorts – 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, 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 has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts 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, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts 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 is where Asia’s ultimate destination is all within reach.