Sands Resorts Macao Hosts ‘The Ultimate Download – Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination’ on June 25–28

(Macao, July 13, 2018) – Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural The Ultimate Download – Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination, Sands Resorts Macao has once again hosted a four-day, three-night familiarisation tour for 120 international convention and exhibition professionals and media. The event, on June 25–28, highlighted the latest range of comprehensive offerings at the integrated resorts’ seven world-class hotels, as well as Macao’s wider cultural and heritage attractions.

Meeting professionals and media from China, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand were able to gain first-hand experience about Sands Resorts Macao’s extensive range of meeting offers, facilities and services. 

Ruth Boston, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Brand Management, Sands Resorts Macao, commented: “We are seeing increasing visitor numbers from non-traditional markets – for example, a threefold increase in meeting and conference business booked by meeting planners in the United States against more typical feeder markets of China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Demand from Europe is also set to exceed expectations through to 2020, coming in the top three markets for our managed hotels. This wider international interest is driving demand for more enriched and diversified offerings. 

“One of the other key messages we particularly wanted to get across to participants at The Ultimate Download was the wonderful culture and heritage that is here in Macao, including its UNESCO world heritage sites. It is through events like these we can showcase not just the range and quality of our meeting facilities but also the wider beauty of Macao.”

The Ultimate Download – Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination kicked off with Bon Vivant – a French themed welcome cocktail party at Parisian Ballroom, The Parisian Macao. Day two saw guests participate in Ultimate Connect, a mini-conference with a Q&A session covering a range of meetings and events industry hot topics. Other events included Ulti-Mart, which showcased Sands Resorts Macao’s world-class properties and other offerings as well as Macao itself as a destination and Ultimate Chef, which saw delegates form teams to take part in a thrilling cooking competition.

The final event was Ultimate Show Time, which included a pre-gala dinner cocktail event at The Venetian Ballroom with a black and white theme and beautiful Venetian style masks. During the gala dinner, Sands Resorts Macao showcased its wide range of products and services, including gourmet dining, superb entertainment and state of the art audio-visual (for detailed event information see appendix – The Ultimate Download – Highlights).

The Ultimate Download – Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination also focused on green meetings programme, Sands ECO360˚, offering delegates environmentally responsible choices, which has become a fast-growing trend in the meetings industry.

The event incorporated numerous activities across the four days, including sales presentations from The Venetian® Macao; The Parisian Macao; Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip; The St. Regis, Cotai Strip; Conrad® Macao, Cotai Central; Holiday Inn® Macao, Cotai Central; and Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip. 

Guests were also able to take part in bespoke activities including an exhilarating skywalk on the 338-metre Macau Tower, junk boat sailing experience, gastronomic street snack experience and morning wellness activities at outdoor event lawn Il Prato, a spacious event lawn adjacent to The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao, able to accommodate up to 5,000 delegates for a wide range of events. 

The Ultimate Download – Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination experience enabled meeting professionals and media guests to enjoy a world of exciting integrated resorts, with an unrivalled mix of accommodation choices for every budget, along with over 150 award-winning local and international restaurants, 850 duty free stores and world-class entertainment during their stay.

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Photo caption: Ruth Boston, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Brand Management, Sands Resorts Macao, welcomed international
meetings professionals to Sands Resorts Macao’s The Ultimate Download – Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination event.

Photo caption: Ultimate Connect, a mini-conference covering a range of current industry topics, was held as part of
The Ultimate Download – Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination at Sands Resorts Macao.

Photo caption: Ulti-Mart mini-expo introduced participants to Sands Resorts Macao’s facilities and services,
as well the wealth of culture and heritage available in wider Macao.

Photo caption: The Ultimate Chef cooking competition which took place at Sands Resorts Macao as part of four-day event The Ultimate
Download – Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination helped highlight the wide range of dining options at the integrated resort.

Photo caption: The four-day event concluded in glamorous style with a Gala Dinner entitled Ultimate
Show Time which allowed attendees to enjoy world-class entertainment and cuisine.


About Sands Resorts Macao – Sands China’s Integrated Resort City

Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The fittingly named Sands 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. Sands Resorts Macao has transformed a day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.

Pulsating with life, both night and day, Sands Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao. With the opening of The Parisian Macao, it now boasts approximately 13,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty free shopping with more than 850 retailers offering a huge array of name brands, meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 150 dining options, including Michelin-starred restaurants, bars and lounges. Sands Resorts Macao is a must-go destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.

Comprised of The Venetian® Macao; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, including the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and St. Regis hotels as well as the Holiday Inn, Sands Resorts Macao is where Asia’s ultimate destination is within reach. And now the crowning achievement of Sheldon G. Adelson’s vision of the Cotai Strip – The Parisian Macao. For more information, please visit

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