The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas Ring In The Year Of The Goat With Traditional Lion

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The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas Ring in the Year of the Goat
with Traditional Lion Dance and Firecrackers

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The Venetian and The Palazzo welcomed the Year of the Goat on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, with a traditional lion dance and eye ceremony. Mr. Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, along with his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson were in attendance to paint the eyes of the dragon and ceremoniously bring it to life, kicking off Chinese New Year 2015.

Also in attendance to usher in the new year were president and COO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., Rob Goldstein, president and COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo, John Caparella; president of international marketing, Larry Chiu; and senior vice president of operations, Pete Boyd.

Dancers from the Yau Kung Moon Lion and Dragon Dance Team from Los Angeles and San Francisco paraded through both properties, blessing the baccarat salons in the casinos. The colorful event featured a parade of dancers and drummers dressed in authentic costumes who made their way through The Waterfall Atrium of The Palazzo to bring good luck throughout 2015.

Other celebratory visuals include a “Year of the Goat” display inside The Waterfall Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo.  To commemorate the “Year of the Goat” the resort’s floral and horticulture department partnered with a team of artisans, and consulted with a feng shui master, to produce the massive “Year of the Goat” art installation. Because the “Year of the Goat” also celebrates sheep and ram, the art display features beautifully sculpted figures of each. Guests are encouraged to revel in the enchanting beauty of this display when strolling through The Waterfall Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo.

In addition, guests can also marvel at the 58 traditional I Ching coins, representing fortune and wealth, which sit among the mountain of the main art installation. The Chinese symbols on the coins read, “may your happiness be according to your wishes,” and the reverse of the coin reads, “live as long as the tortoise and the crane.” According to custom, it is suggested that guests walk clockwise around the feature display three times to bring blessings of heaven, earth, and mankind upon them.

This year’s “Year of the Goat” art installation features:

  • 3 unique hand-sculpted, life-size rams
  • 8 hand-sculpted sheep adorned with fleece of fresh carnations
  • 6-foot hand-loomed brocade silk and jade and red and gold lanterns
  • 58 I Ching coins
  • 8 Bamboo Trees
  • 28 Tangerine Trees
  • 2,400 selected plants including
    • Phalaenopsis orchids
    • Cymbidium orchids
    • Kalanchoe
    • Hyacinth

The Year of the Goat art installation will run through March 9.

 

Mr. Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp and Dr. Miriam Adelson participate in Chinese New Year ceremony at The Venetian Lion Dance performers kick off Chinese New Year 2015 with a dance through The Venetian casino John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo participates in the Chinese New Year Eye Ceremony Chinese New Year Lion and Dragon Dance winds through the Grand Colonnade at The Venetian Chinese New Year Lion and Dragon Dance performers in the Waterfall Atrium at The Palazzo

 

ABOUT THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS

With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the Silver LEED®-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.  Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards,” the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features  more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski.  The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools.  The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include “FRANK – The Man. The Music,” a theatrical production honoring the life of Frank Sinatra; the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzo.com, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEAGAS®

The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury 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.  In 2014, TripAdvisor named The Venetian the world’s most extraordinarily designed hotel. The Venetian‘s standard suite is nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room, prompting it to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “largest standard hotel room in the world.” Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. 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, hold the distinction of being 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

 

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

Photos: The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse in Magnificent Style

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Photos: The Venetian and The Palazzo Usher in the Year of the Horse in Magnificent Style




The Venetian and The Palazzo welcomed the Year of the Horse on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 with a traditional lion and dragon dance. Mr. Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, along with his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson were in attendance to paint the eyes of the dragon and bring it to life, kicking off Chinese New Year 2014. Also in attendance to usher in the new year were president and COO, John Caparella; president of global gaming operations, Rob Goldstein; and president of international marketing, Larry Chiu.

Dancers from the Yau Kung Mon Kung Fu School of U.S.A. from Los Angeles and San Francisco paraded through both properties, blessing the baccarat salons in the casinos. The colorful event featured a parade of dancers and drummers dressed in authentic costumes who made their way through The Waterfall Atrium of The Palazzo to bring good luck throughout 2014. Guests gathered to watch the dragon and lion dance and take photos of the art installation featuring hand-sculpted and hand-painted horses.

To commemorate the Year of the Horse, the resort’s floral and horticulture department worked with a team of artisans, and consulted with a Feng Shui master, to produce the massive “Year of the Horse” art installation.
This year’s Year of the Horse art installation features:

This year’s Year of the Horse art installation features:
•       8 unique hand-sculpted and hand-painted horses
•       1 sculpted lamb (The Horse’s secret friend)
•       The primary horse stands at 16-feet high once installed in the fountain
•       4 horses are at 8-feet high
•       2 horses will be in the raised gardens
•       2 horses will appear to be walking through water
•       2 horses are rearing and are at 18-feet tall
•       1 horse is a foal and is 48-inches high.



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PANDA! at The Palazzo Theatre
PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacular, is the featured production for CHINESE NEW YEAR at The Venetian and The Palazzo. The new resident show, from acclaimed director An Zhao, is direct from Beijing, where it was produced by a team whose impressive credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  The hold-on-to-your-seat spectacle combines high-flying acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, music and dance, and includes a talented cast of award-winning performers from China National Acrobatic Troupe and Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe.
A new spin on a timeless tale, this one-of-a-kind production artfully mixes traditional Chinese themes with unprecedented theatrical effects, making it the most high-tech production on the Las Vegas Strip.
PANDA! performs Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The Palazzo Theater. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets ($48-$128) visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, or go online to www.venetian.com/panda, or call 702.414.9000.
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CNYPalazzo.