|Las Vegas, Nevada (May 25, 1998) - The most exciting news
to hit Las Vegas is rising from the ground at the rate of one floor every
six days - just across from The Mirage - and it goes far beyond slot machines,
dancing girls, and ever-erupting volcanoes.
Titled The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, it will redefine the culture of Las Vegas away from gaming tables and buffets to an unmatched entertainment and hospitality experience. When the first phase of The Venetian opens in April 1999, it will create an entirely new destination resort, one designed for the 21st Century.
The Venetian's innovative approach will appeal to world travelers, business professionals, conventioneers, families and people who enjoy going far beyond the simple "must see" attractions to experience the "must see, stay, dine, shop and enjoy" resort destinations. By bringing the best Las Vegas has to offer under one roof, The Venetian is setting a new standard for entertainment and hospitality.
With this unique perspective, The Venetian will mix business and pleasure in grand style and luxury by combining the world's largest private convention center (home to the famous Comdex Computer Show) with the world's largest (phase I & II includes over 6,000 suites, each including a sunken living room) hotel, retail and casino complex, all dedicated to honor the beauty, romance and visionary spirit of Venice, Italy.
Here are some facts about this truly unprecedented world-class property:
EVERY ROOM IS A SUITE - The $2 billion Venetian-themed resort will be the first all-suite hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. With over 6,000 suites, it will have more hotel rooms than Bermuda. When compared to the standard Las Vegas hotel room of 350 - 375 sq. ft., The Venetian standard room is nearly twice its size (note: the average size of a standard king or queen-size room is 700 sq. ft.).
PREMIUM STANDARD ROOM PRODUCT - Guest of The Venetian will enjoy spacious accommodations beginning with a plush private bed chamber with draped canopies, an oversized 130 sq. ft. bathroom finished in Italian marble, and a sunken living room area furnished with a convertible sofa, two upholstered chairs, a desk and a game table. In addition, the standard room features a safe, a fully stocked mini bar, a fax machine that doubles as a copier and computer printer, three telephones with dual lines and dataport access, and two 27" color televisions, one inside a bed room armoire, the other inside a living room entertainment center.
A BLEND OF LUXURIOUS AMENITIES - Visitors to The Venetian will be pampered by 11 acres of pool deck complete with private cabanas and a 65,000 sq. ft. health spa by one of the world's most luxurious health spa designers.
UNMATCHED WORLD-CLASS DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT - Visitors to The Venetian can dine at approximately 16 upscale restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck's Obachine, Joachim Splichal's Patina/Pinot, David Overton's Grand Luxe' Cafe, Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico Steakhouse, and a new concept by Larry Mindel of Il Fornaio; take in headlining acts at Billboard Live! a four-level musical venue from Billboard Magazine; and stroll through the first-ever stateside Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
VISITORS WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME - Upon entering The Venetian, visitors will feel they've actually been transported to Venice. The Venetian has gone through painstaking exactness to recreate the famous landmarks that make Venice the most beloved, romantic city in the world. St. Mark's Square, Campanile Tower, Doge's Palace, the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge are being authentically recreated to the finest detail and to scale in many cases by present day sculptors. In fact, two historians are on retainer to ensure the integrity of the design and architecture.
INDOOR MALL THEMED AFTER RENAISSANCE VENICE - The Grand Canal Shoppes, the complex's themed, indoor retail mall, will be an extensive 500,000 square feet of retail area, the size of the recently expanded Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace. The retail area will feature cobbled walkways, a 1,200 foot long reproduction of Venice's Grand Canal and a replica of St. Mark's Square, the centerpiece of the mall area. Shoppers will find a festival-like atmosphere, including serenading gondoliers, artisans, glassblowers and masque makers as they are transported to another time and place. Approximately 150 of the most exclusive retailers, many that are new to the United States, and brand name restaurants will make their home in the Grand Canal Shoppes.
BLENDING THE ULTIMATE IN HOTEL RESORTS WITH CONVENTION CONVENIENCE - The Venetian Congress Center, with its connection to The Sands Expo and Convention Center will boast 1.6 million sq. ft. of meeting and convention space.
STATE OF THE ART CASINO - The Venetian will resemble the interior of a Venetian Palace with 116,000 square feet of gaming space including 2,500 slot machines and 118 table games.
As you can see, this by far the most exciting project under development not only in Las Vegas, but anywhere in the world. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us toll-free at (888) 2 VENETIAN, or (888) 2 VENICE.
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