The Venetian Macao Wins ‘Best Entertainment Resort’ at Travel Weekly Asia 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

--Iconic integrated resort recognised for world-class entertainment offerings at prestigious industry event

(Macao, Oct. 30, 2017) – The Venetian® Macao has been awarded the Best Entertainment Resort – Asia Pacific 2017  at the third annual Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards that were held in Singapore recently.

The awards honour and reward enterprises in South-east Asia for excellence within the travel industry. With 46 awards across 10 categories including airlines, hotels, resorts, serviced residences, cruises, travel technology, travel agents, tourism experiences, car rental and destination marketing companies, winners are voted for by Travel Weekly Asia’s readers, a group made up of professionals from different spectrums within the travel industry.

Sands Resorts Macao, including The Venetian Macao strives to help firmly establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination and as such we will continue to host world renowned events and the biggest names in entertainment in the fields of music, sport, Broadway theatrical shows and award events. Over the coming months we will present  the Parisian cabaret show Crazy Horse, the London West End show Sound of Music and in early 2018 we will also host performer Bruno Mars in concert. This industry award is even more worthy since it is the readers of Travel Weekly Asia who cast their vote, which is confirmation that we are on track to achieve this ambition,” said Mark McWhinnie, Senior Vice President of Resort Operations & Development, Sands China Ltd

“This year we continue to honour organisations that have distinguished themselves by rising above the competition to attain new heights. It is our wish that travel companies will be inspired by these wins and strive for quality, creativity and excellence in their businesses,” said Irene Chua, Group Publisher, Travel Weekly Asia.

Offering world-class diversity and quality, Sands China Ltd.’s next generation of live venues – including the 15,000-seat Cotai Arena, 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre, 650-seat Sands Theatre, 1,200-seat Parisian Theatre and impressive new 1,700-seat Sands Cotai Theatre – are ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao. 

The Cotai Arena and Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues and Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre Venues based on ticket sales.

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 Asia Pacific on behalf of The Venetian Macao from Irene Chua, Group Publisher,

Photo caption: Donna Campbell, Executive Director of Public Relations, Sands China Ltd. (right), accepts Best Entertainment Resort – Asia Pacific on behalf of The Venetian Macao from Irene Chua, Group Publisher, Travel Weekly Asia, at the Travel Weekly Asia 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.

About The Venetian® Macao
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao 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 Cotai Arena 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; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 350 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
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