The Venetian Macao
The Venetian Macao is a hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by the Las Vegas Sands corporation. The Venetian is a 40-story, $2.4 billion anchor for the 7 hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m 2) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort – The Venetian in Las Vegas – and is the largest single structure hotel building in Asia and the fifth-largest building in the world by area. 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 sq ft (111,000 m 2) of convention space, 1,600,000 sq ft (149,000 m 2) of retail, 550,000 square feet (51,000 m 2) of casino space – with 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables and a 15,000 seat arena for entertainment/sports events.

The casino measures 550,000 sq ft (51,000 m 2). It is further divided into 4 themed gaming areas namely Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. The casino consists of over with 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables. The hotel offers a club named Paiza Club that caters to premium guests. The club comes with its own entrance, lobby, reception, and guest lifts to the rooms. The gaming area of the Paiza Club is divided into individual private gaming rooms each named for notable Asian cities such as Yunnan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The guests of the club have exclusive access to the club dining outlet, the Paiza Club Dining & Lounge, which opens 24 hours a day.

The hotel tower offers 3000 suites. The accommodation floors starts from level 7 up to level 38. These floors are served by guest lifts. Paiza suite:
  • This category reserved to premium guests. The largest is the Presidente. It is a 12 bay-suite with 4 bedrooms.

A number of music groups have performed at the Venetian Arena including The Police, Jay Chou, Linkin Park, Alan Tam, The Pussycat Dolls, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson and Rain.

The Venetian Arena hosted the following list of sports events:
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic NBA China Games 2007 - 20 October 2007
  • Andre Agassi vs Pete Sampras Tennis Showdown - 24 November 2007
  • Ray Mercer vs Derric Rossy Heavyweight Title Bout - 26 January 2008
  • United States Basketball International Challenge: United States, Lithuania, Turkey

Other events
The Miss Macau Beauty Pagent is held here annually. The Venetian Macao was the venue of the 2009 IIFA Awards, a film awards ceremony event for Bollywood actors and actresses.

Zaia, a show by Cirque du Soleil, opened on 27 July 2008 at the dedicated Cirque du Soleil arena. The 90-minute production of 75 circus artists is directed by Neilson Vignola and Gilles Maheu. The theme is a young girl's perception of the stars and planets, space and infinity, populated by otherworldly creatures. The title, Zaia, comes from a Greek word meaning "life", and is reminiscent of the concept of Gaia.

On 12 November 2008, the gates were locked to the construction labour force from a variety of Asian countries as projects were suspended. In addition Hsin Chong, the project manager for the Venetian laid off approx 400 staff. As many workers had been there for less than two years, no severance was due. On 13 November 2008, Stephen Weaver, Sands' president for Asia announced that up to 11,000 workers would lose their jobs in Macau after the company halted building projects in the city.


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