China — Macao
The southern Chinese port of Macao is a city as diverse as it is fascinating. There is the rich fusion of Cantonese and Portuguese culture; the European-style plazas paved in Portuguese tiles; the modern architecture combined with 400-year-old colonial buildings; and the charming maze of narrow streets, wonderful shops and delicious cuisine, which have been attracting tourists for centuries. We take pride in being the first American-based integrated resort developer to recognize the tourist appeal of Macao. So far, we have opened a number of resorts in the city, including the Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and our most recent addition: Sands Cotai Central, the largest tourism project in the world, an unprecedented, fully integrated resort city at the center point of the Cotai Strip.
The anchor property of our Cotai Strip development is The Venetian Macao, which is conveniently located approximately two miles from Macao’s Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal on Macao’s Taipa Island. The Venetian Macao includes approximately 374,000 square feet of gaming space with approximately 460 table games and 2,200 slot machines. The resort features a 39 floor luxury hotel tower with over 2,900 elegantly appointed luxury suites and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Macao, approximately 1.0 million square feet of unique retail shopping with more than 300 stores featuring many international brands. The property is home to more than 50 restaurants featuring an international assortment of cuisines. In addition, The Venetian Macao has approximately 1.2 million square feet of convention facilities and meeting room space, a 1,800-seat theater, the 15,000-seat CotaiArena that hosts world-class entertainment and sporting events and a Paiza Club.
Also on the Cotai Strip is The Four Seasons Macao, which is located adjacent to The Venetian Macao, and which has approximately 108,000 square feet of gaming space with approximately 140 table games and 180 slot machines at its Plaza Casino. The Four Seasons Macao also has 360 elegantly appointed rooms and suites; several food and beverage offerings; and conference and banquet facilities. The Shoppes at Four Seasons includes approximately 260,000 square feet of retail space and is connected to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Macao. The Four Seasons Macao features our ultra-exclusive Paiza Mansions, which are individually designed and made available by invitation only.
In April and September 2012, we opened phases I and IIA, respectively, of Sands Cotai Central, which is also part of our Cotai Strip development. Additionally, we opened phase IIB of Sands Cotai Central on January 28, 2013. Upon completion, Sands Cotai Central will consist of a 13.7 million-square-foot 6,400-room integrated resort complex featuring rooms and suites under the internationally-recognized Sheraton, Conrad and Holiday Inn brands. The property includes approximately 300,000 square feet of gaming space with approximately 460 table games and 2,200 slot machines, approximately 800,000 square feet of retail, entertainment and dining space, over 550,000 square feet of meeting facilities and a multipurpose theater.
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