Six Restaurants at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao and Sands Macao Receive Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards

Quality wine lists being recognised once again

(Macao, July 19, 2016) – Six restaurants at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao and Sands Macao have once again received recognition from U.S. lifestyle magazine Wine Spectator for their outstanding wine lists. Portofino, North, Canton and Dynasty 8 at Sands Resorts, along with Golden Court at Sands® Macao were awarded the ‘Best of Award of Excellence’, while Sands Macao’s Copa Steakhouse received the Award of Excellence. This is the fifth consecutive year that Wine Spectator magazine has bestowed these prestigious awards upon the signature restaurants of Sands China for their outstanding wine lists. 

The restaurant wine list award program has three distinct levels: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence, and Grand Award. Each level follows select qualifications utilized by a multi-judge panel. The criteria range from quantitative measurements such as number of wine selection to depth, range and display of the list. “We are proud and honoured to be recognised by Wine Spectator for the fifth year in a row,” said Charles Newland, senior vice president of food and beverage and director of operations of Paiza for Sands China Ltd. “The Wine Spectator award is one of the best indicators of our effort in offering the best culinary experience to our customers.”

This year, Portofino, siganture Italian restaurant at The Venetian Macao, received the ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ again, making it the fifth consecutive year to receive such recognition; while North, the North-eastern Chinese restaurant and the signature high-end Cantonese restaurant Canton both received the ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ for the fourth consecutive year. In addition Dynasty 8, Conrad Macao’s signature Chinese restaurant located at The Londoner Macao also earned the ‘Best of Award of Excellence ‘for the third year in a row. Long recognised as one of the best steakhouses in Macao and Hong Kong, Copa Steakhouse at Sands Macao also garnered the ‘Award of Excellence’ for fourth consecutive years. Sands Macao’s Golden Court has also been awarded ‘Best of Award of Excellence’, which is the first time that the restaurant receives the recognition from Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards.

Founded in 1976, Wine Spectator magazine in 1981 introduced its Restaurant Awards programme to review wine lists. Its Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants which offer interesting selections of wines that are appropriate to their cuisines and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

Canton at The Venetian Macao
North at The Venetian Macao
Portofino at The Venetian Macao
Golden Court
Golden Court at Sands Macao 

COPA Steakhouse at Sands Macao
Dynasty 8

Dynasty 8 at Conrad Macao 

Photo caption: Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao’s Portofino, North, Canton and Dynasty 8 restaurants, along with Golden Court at Sands Macao, each receives the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine’s Restaurant Awards programme for 2016 while Copa Steakhouse at Sands Macao receives the Award of Excellence as a recognition for their extensive and well-chosen selection of quality wines. 


About Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao – Sands China’s Integrated Resort City

Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao has transformed a day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.

Pulsating with life, both night and day, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao. . With the opening of The Parisian Macao, it will have  nearly 13,000hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with more than 850 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 150 dining options, including Michelin-starred restaurants, bars and lounges. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is a must-go destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.

Comprised of The Venetian® Macao; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and  St. Regis hotels as well as the Holiday Inn. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is where Asia’s ultimate destination is all within reach. And coming in 2016, the crowning achievement of Sheldon G. Adelson’s vision of the Cotai Strip - The Parisian Macao. For more information, please visit

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About Sands® Macao

Opened in 2004, Sands® Macao is a world class hotel and entertainment complex with 289 luxury suites. Its stunning gold glass exterior houses a wide range of diversions including specialty restaurants, a heated outdoor swimming pool, deluxe spa and salon, conference and banquet facilities and unrivalled gaming excitement and live entertainment. It is also home to the Paiza Club: an invitation-only international VIP club with 51 premium suites with size, opulence and grandeur that rivals the best the world has to offer. 

As the first hotel and entertainment complex in Macao owned and operated by an international operator, Sands Macao quickly set the benchmark for future developments in Macao.

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