Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Venetian @ Macau

This place is big ... nope, huge ... FREAKING LARGE!!

The Venetian Macao is a casino resort in Macau, China owned by the Las Vegas Sands hotel-casino chain.
The Venetian is a 40-story, $1.8 billion anchor for the 7 resort hotels which are under construction on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m²) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort – the The Venetian in Las Vegas – and is the largest single structure hotel building in Asia and the third-largest building in the world.
The main hotel tower was finished in July 2007 and the resort officially opened on August 28, 2007. The resort has 3000 suites, 1,200,000 square feet (111,000 m²) of convention space, 1,600,000 square feet (149,000 m²) of retail, 550,000 square feet (51,000 m²) of casino space – largest in the world – with 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables and a 15,000 seat arena for entertainment/sports events.

The casino is currently the largest in the world at 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m²). It is futher divided into 4 themed gaming areas namely Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. The casino consists of over 1000 slot machines and more than 600 gaming tables that are open around the clock.
The hotel tower offers 3000 suites which include multi-bay suites for high-rollers.The accommodation floors starts from level 7 up to level 38. These floors are served by 24 guest lifts.

Oldham bros!
It wasn't easy taking this shot, as security is VERY tight not to let you take a shot of the gaming floor!
Wikipedia ... American billionaire Sheldon Adelson announced that his $2.4 billion Venetian Macao Resort Hotel on Cotai will contribute much to launch a massive, concentrated resort area he calls the Cotai Strip, after its Las Vegas counterpart. Adelson formally stated his plans to open more hotels under brands such as Four Seasons, Sheraton and St. Regis. Therefore, his Las Vegas Sands (which ran the Sands Macao on the Macau peninsula), plans to invest $12 billion and build 20,000 hotel rooms on the Cotai Strip by 2010.
The guys here dress like they do on Gondolas!
Parting shots ...

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