Photos/Video: Wounded Veterans Honored With Holiday Vacation At The Venetian® And The Palazzo® Las Vegas

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WOUNDED VETERANS HONORED WITH HOLIDAY VACATION 

AT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS

WOUNDED VETERANS

To celebrate the season of giving, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, Southwest Airlines®, and Omaha Steaks® have partnered with the Armed Forces Foundation for the ninth “Salute Our Troops,” giving back to our nation’s wounded veterans with an all-expense paid holiday vacation on the Las Vegas Strip. From Dec. 3-6, the troops will be treated to an array of world-class holiday festivities, entertainment, dining, and relaxation.

Southwest Airlines® flew 80 veterans and their guests from military hospitals in Washington, DC, and San Antonio, Texas, to Las Vegas.

Upon arriving to The Venetian by police motorcade escort, the veterans were greeted by Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson. Hundreds of team members from The Venetian and The Palazzo lined the red carpet cheering and waving American flags. With tears in their eyes, team members applauded and shook hands with the soldiers as they passed by.

To kick off the welcome ceremony in The Venetian’s Grand Colonnade, the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard presented the Colors while students from the Adelson Educational Campus led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the American Bombshells Patriotic Service, ambassadors of America’s gratitude to our nation’s heroes, then performed the national anthem.

Philanthropists Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, Patricia Driscoll, president of the Armed Forces Foundation, and Laura Hoagland, Southwest Airlines’ senior specialist of community outreach addressed the veterans, expressing gratitude for their courage and sacrifice. And to close out the event, Human Nature, headliners from The Sands Showroom at The Venetian, sang God Bless America.

“To walk in and see that group of people all just cheering us on like that was absolutely overwhelming,” said retired Marine corporal Ryan Lamke. “To have Dr. and Mr. Adelson host us here at The Palazzo and The Venetian, have Southwest fly us out here, and have the Armed Forces Foundation coordinate all of this has just been absolutely amazing, and even just having this opportunity is incredibly special.”

During their stay, the veterans will enjoy luxurious accommodations at The Venetian, spa treatments at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, tours of the Las Vegas Strip, tickets to the party musical Rock of Ages, poker tournaments, and a gourmet cookout hosted by Omaha Steaks®. They will also have the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate sports fan restaurant and bar, Lagasse’s Stadium; Madame Tussauds; and the hands-on experience Da Vinci The Exhibition.

Salute Our Troops Red Carpet Entrance2014 Salute Our Troops Welcome Ceremony at The Venetian Las VegasLas Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Mr. Sheldon Adelson and Wife Dr. Miriam Adelson Welcome Veterans at the 2014 Salute Our Troops Welcome CeremonyHuman Nature Sings God Bless America at the 2014 Salute Our Troops Welcome CeremonyHonor Guard Presenting the Colors at the 2014 Salute Our Troops Welcome CeremonyLas Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Mr. Sheldon Adelson and Wife Dr. Miriam Adelson Welcome Veterans

Listing/Photos: ‘Da Vinci The Exhibition’ Now Open at The Venetian

Da Vinci The Exhibition

 

Name:              Da Vinci The Exhibition

Address:
Imagine Exhibitions Gallery
The Venetian Las Vegas®
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone:
(702) 414-9000

Website:
www.venetian.com

 

 

Imagine Exhibitions Gallery Presents ‘Da Vinci The Exhibition’

Now Open at The Venetian

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Imagine Exhibitions Gallery presents Da Vinci The Exhibition, a comprehensive and interactive look at the brilliance of the original Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci at The Venetian Las Vegas®. Featuring more than 65 fully built, life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays, guests will learn the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of da Vinci through his discoveries in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, light, anatomy and more.

Throughout the exhibition’s six themed galleries, visitors will discover the breadth and scope of da Vinci’s incredibly advanced understanding of science, mathematics, nature, and the relationship between the three. The artist’s intricate designs and extraordinary early concepts are spotlighted, including his ideas for the helicopter, military tank, SCUBA, crane, clock, submarine, hang glider and plan for a modern city. Additionally, various multimedia and documentary presentations throughout the experience provide a multitude of supplementary information on da Vinci’s discoveries and creative process.

In addition to da Vinci’s role as an inventor, Da Vinci The Exhibition investigates a collection of da Vinci’s most renowned paintings, including some controversial works traditionally attributed to him, but not yet authenticated. Guests will have the opportunity to thoroughly study the artistic mastery behind such works as “Mona Lisa,” “The Last Supper,” “Portrait of a Young Man,” “Virgin of the Rocks,” “St. John the Baptist” and more.

Dates:
Open to the public daily for a limited engagement through early 2015

Hours:
Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., last ticket sold at 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., last ticket sold at 8 p.m.

Price: Prices are as follows: adult ($27.50), senior/military/Nevada residents / students ($22.50) – must show relevant ID, and children 12 and under are free with one paying adult, with additional children being $20.50.

Buy: Tickets for 50 Da Vinci The Exhibition are available for purchase at The Venetian box office, Imagine Exhibitions Gallery and at venetian.com.

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“Da Vinci The Exhibition” Arrives at The Venetian, March 12

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“DA VINCI THE EXHIBITION” ARRIVES AT THE VENETIAN’S  IMAGINE EXHIBITIONS GALLERY, MARCH 12 

A comprehensive look at Leonardo da Vinci’s life, work and Italian heritage to debut in Las Vegas

Imagine Exhibitions Gallery will debut its newest feature exhibition, Da Vinci The Exhibition, at The Venetian Las Vegas®. Opening March 12, 2014, the experience follows the Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci, on a journey of innovation, creativity, science and wonder amid beautiful scenes of the Italian countryside.

Developed by Aurea Exhibitions and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Da Vinci The Exhibition is a hands-on examination of da Vinci’s life, research and art. Featuring more than 65 fully built, life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays, guests will learn the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of da Vinci through his discoveries in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, light and more.

“This comprehensive tribute to da Vinci’s works is a seamless complement to The Venetian’s Italian roots,” said Tom Zaller, CEO and president of Imagine Exhibitions. “Da Vinci The Exhibition provides an unsurpassed opportunity for guests to experience the life and accomplishments of one of the greatest artists and scientists the world has ever known.”

Throughout the exhibition’s themed galleries, visitors will discover the breadth and scope of da Vinci’s incredibly advanced understanding of science, mathematics, nature, and the relationship between the three. The artist’s intricate designs and extraordinary early concepts are spotlighted, including his design for the helicopter, tank, SCUBA, crane, clock, submarine and his plan for a modern city. Additionally, various multimedia experiences and documentary presentations throughout the space will provide a multitude of supplementary information on da Vinci’s discoveries and creative process.

Each invention featured within Da Vinci The Exhibition was handcrafted utilizing a modern translation of da Vinci’s unique mirrored writing style in an ancient Florentine dialect. Trained artisans used these translations to construct full-scale models and bring the master’s two-dimensional plans to life.

In addition to da Vinci’s role as an inventor, the exhibition investigates a collection of da Vinci’s most renowned paintings, including some controversial works traditionally attributed to him, but not yet authenticated. Guests will have the opportunity to thoroughly study the artistic mastery behind such works as “Mona Lisa,” “The Last Supper,” “Portrait of a Young Man,” “Virgin of the Rocks,” “St. John the Baptist” and more.

Throughout his lifelong devotion to the sciences and fascination with nature, da Vinci also extensively explored the world of anatomy. Da Vinci The Exhibition’s in-depth and enlightening explanations of his famous studies on subjects such as the golden ratio and “Vitruvian Man” are complemented by enlarged examples of the artist’s sketches and notes made during his controversial research on the human body.

“We are thrilled to welcome Da Vinci The Exhibition to The Venetian’s unrivaled repertoire of entertainment offerings,” said John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo® and Sands Expo. “Imagine Exhibitions Gallery has played a key role in the city’s flourishing art scene, and this installation will create a truly enriching experience for our guests.”

Imagine Exhibitions Gallery is currently home to 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic, which will conclude its limited engagement on March 2nd. At 6,800 square feet, the gallery is an ideal venue for hosting private events, dinners and cocktail receptions in a unique and compelling environment for up to 350 guests.

Da Vinci The Exhibition will be open for a limited engagement beginning Wednesday, March 12. Tickets are available for purchase at The Venetian box office. Prices are as follows: adult ($27.50), senior/military/Nevada residents/students ($22.50) – must show relevant ID, and children 12 and under are free with one paying adult, with additional children being $20.50.

Da Vinci The Exhibition’s operating hours will be Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., last ticket sold at 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., last ticket sold at 8 p.m.

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ABOUT IMAGINE EXHIBITIONS
Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. is the global resource for all aspects of exhibitions and attractions. From design to creation, placement to presentation, marketing and operations, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible experience to any venue. Imagine is currently producing and touring 20 exhibitions in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resort properties and non-traditional venues throughout the world. For more information, visit www.imagineexhibitions.com or visit the Facebook page.

 

ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS®
The Venetian Las Vegas, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.