Forbes Travel Guide Names The Venetian Macao as a Four-Star Hotel

Sands China’s flagship property one of several awarded by the esteemed and respected travel guide

(Macao, Feb. 23, 2016) – Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating List recently and has once again named The Venetian® Macao as a Four-Star Hotel in recognition of the hotel’s service and facilities.

“It is tremendous honour for us to receive this four-star rating from Forbes,” said Bede Barry, Vice President, Hotel Operations of The Venetian Macao and The Londoner Macao. “Every award signifies that we are doing exactly what we set out to do, which is to give our guests the best possible experience while they are with us. The awards are also a testament to the consistently high level of service that our staff provide to our guests and confirmation of our excellence in the hospitality industry.”

Offering unrivalled duty-free shopping and entertainment, The Venetian Macao is the most instantly recognisable property on the Cotai Strip. Attracting millions of visitors every year, it  is the only place in Macao where you can shop at over 650 duty-free shops, eat at Asia’s only Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, and watch world-class entertainment in either the 15,000-seat Cotai Arena or the 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre!

This year, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao hotels  have been awarded a total of 18 stars by Forbes Travel Guide, The integrated resort is comprised of The Venetian Macao (four stars); The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao (five stars); and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the Conrad Macao (five stars) and the Holiday Inn Macao, Cotai Central (four stars).

Originally created in 1958 in the United States, the Forbes Travel Guide is recognised worldwide as America’s original hospitality star rating system and its inspectors travel the world to experience and rate the very best hotels, restaurants and spas for their readers.


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Photo caption: Forbes Travel Guide has named The Venetian Macao as a Four-Star Hotel for in its official 2016 star rating announcement.


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 & Spa; 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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