The Venetian Resort Las Vegas Tower Signs Go Blue for Human Trafficking Awareness Day

THE VENETIAN RESORT LAS VEGAS TOWER SIGNS GO BLUE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY 

Jan. 11, 2019

WHAT:            
The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas and Sands® Expo will turn their tower signs blue to recognize Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In 2007, the US Senate designated Jan. 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day to raise awareness of this worldwide crisis.
In 2018, Las Vegas Sands® launched Project Protect, a comprehensive global initiative to accelerate its performance in responsible gaming, anti-money laundering and human trafficking prevention. As a global umbrella program to build defenses against these problems, Project Protect coalesces LVS’s efforts around policy and procedural enhancements in each of the core areas and introduces comprehensive team member training to build lasting solutions that meet and exceed government regulations and standard industry performance.
There are nearly 30 million victims of human trafficking around the globe. Las Vegas Sands has a strict zero-tolerance policy, and remains vigilant against human trafficking in any form thanks to a multi-layered proactive and reactive response plan.
WHEN:
January 11, 2019
12:01 am until sun-up; sundown until 11:59 pm
WHERE:
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas
3355 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Win Your Share of $1 Million At World’s Largest Baccarat Tournament Held At The Venetian Las Vegas

 

WIN YOUR SHARE OF $1 MILLION AT WORLD’S LARGEST BACCARAT TOURNAMENT HELD AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS

Grazie members receive complimentary entry each day during first round of the series, the Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament®

The Seventh Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship™ kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 27, 2018 at The Palazzo® Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands® properties in Macao and Singapore.

The Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship provides baccarat enthusiasts the ultimate tournament experience. Las Vegas players can compete for a portion of a $1 million prize pool over three tournaments – the $200,000 Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament®, the $300,000 Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament®, and the $750,000 Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament® – all culminating in the Global Final held at Marina Bay Sands® in Singapore in 2019.

The $200,000 Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament takes place from July 27 through July 30 and August 3 through August 6. This tournament features a $25,000 daily prize pool, paid out to 80 winners each day. All Grazie® members receive one complimentary tournament entry per day. Unlimited rebuys can be purchased for $50. The top three daily winners in the Golden Dragon Baccarat Tournament will automatically advance to the Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament.

The traditional table game of baccarat has taken on a new level of popularity with American audiences, so much so that The Venetian® and The Palazzo have taken strides to make the game much more accessible to players with traditional tables available from only a $25 minimum bet, as well as Imperial Baccarat – a live dealt $5 minimum baccarat game played on an electronic betting terminal.

For more information, visit venetian.com/dragon or call 866-312-9943.

 

About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch Spa; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room.

Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse, Ricardo Zarate, and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes and Canyon Ranch Spa.

The resort features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Jason Mraz to Headline Annual INSPIRE Concert May 18; All Proceeds Benefit the Sands Cares Accelerator Program

Jason Mraz to Headline Annual INSPIRE Concert May 18; All Proceeds Benefit the Sands Cares Accelerator Program
Las Vegas Sands Welcomes Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth as an Accelerator Member, Joining the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation as Concert Beneficiaries

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Turn Marquees Green on Saturday, April 22 in Honor of Earth Day


The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Turn Marquees Green on Saturday, April 22 in Honor of Earth Day

 

WHAT:
The Venetian®, The Palazzo® Las Vegas, and Sands® Expo will turn exterior marquee signs green to recognize Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.

The resort’s parent company, Las Vegas Sands, has been named the greenest hospitality company in the world, according to the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings.

The property has a long history of committing to environmental conservation with The Palazzo being the first resort property in Las Vegas to achieve LEED Silver Certification for New Construction in 2008 and The Venetian and Sands Expo holding the distinction of being the only existing buildings in Las Vegas to have achieved LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings in 2010. Additional efforts made daily by the property include:

  • One of the largest roof-top solar-thermal systems in the US can be found on property and is used to provide hot water for swimming pools and spas.
  • The company saves more than 50 million gallons of water through the campus’s innovative cooling tower technology.
  • The campus also saves more than 12 million gallons of potable water each year using the nano-filtration water system which is used for irrigation which allows the campus to be completely “off the water grid” for horticultural needs at The Palazzo. The Venetian campus was also awarded 2014 “Water Hero Award” by Southern Nevada Water Authority.
  • During the construction of The Palazzo, 70% of waste materials were recycled, diverting nearly 42,000 tons from landfills. Steel made of 95% recycled content and concrete made of 26% recycled content were used.
  • The campus recycles every available material possible (plastic, paper, glass, batteries, wood, cooking oil, aluminum cans, soap, toner, E-waste etc.)..
  • More than 31,500 pounds of soap and bottled amenities are donated to a local non-profit, “Clean the World” each year which are used to build hygiene kits which are distributed to kids and families worldwide.
  • All the unused and unserved prepared banquet food as well as Team Member Dining Areas is donated to multiple non-profit agencies including Catholic Charities and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission to feed people in need. Over 270,000 meals have been donated since the food donation program was launched in 2014.

    WHEN:
    April 22, 2017
    12:01 am until sun-up; sundown until 11:59 pm

    WHERE:
    The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas
    3355 South Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

The Venetian Las Vegas Presents ‘An Evening with Al Pacino’

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Al Pacino

Las Vegas Sands to Build 200,000 Hygiene Kits with Clean the World

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Las Vegas Sands to Build 200,000 Hygiene Kits with Clean the World

On Sept. 26, 4,000+ volunteers and team members in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Singapore and Macao will work around the clock and across the globe to aim for a Guinness World Record while getting much-needed hygiene supplies to people in need

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and international nonprofit Clean the World invite the Las Vegas community to join The Venetian and The Palazzo Team Members on Sept. 26, 2015 in an unprecedented 24-hour global volunteer effort to build 200,000 hygiene kits that will improve the health and well being of vulnerable populations worldwide.

The “Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Build with Clean the World” will be both organizations’ largest – and most ambitious -volunteer effort to date. The build will be held at LVS’ Macao, Singapore, Bethlehem and Las Vegas properties sequentially and all within a 24-hour period. The effort is part of LVS’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World.

“For the first time ever, Las Vegas Sands properties are joining in a single and united Sands Cares event to help communities across the globe,” said Ron Reese, senior vice president of corporate communications at LVS. “This global kit build with Clean the World will help thousands of impoverished and homeless people who can’t afford or lack access to simple basics like soap or shampoo – including those in need in our local communities. These kits help prevent disease and promote good health and dignity.”

Interested community volunteers can sign up at http://vegasctw2015.eventbrite.com/for two-hour shifts to assemble kits. Volunteers can sign up for shifts during the following times:
12-2 p.m.
2-4 p.m.
4-6 p.m.

Approximately 4,000 LVS Team Members and volunteers in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Singapore and Macao will help build 200,000 kits during the global build, which is underwritten by LVS and also receiving support from Sysco.

Each hygiene kit includes soap that was collected from Clean the World’s hospitality partners, including LVS properties around the world, and then recycled through Clean the World’s soap sanitation and processing equipment. Other amenities in the kit include shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

LVS and Clean the World have a strong partnership built upon a collective commitment to help those in need and protect the planet. Since 2011, LVS and Clean the World have recycled more than 50 tons of waste from LVS properties into more than 550,000 bars of soap.

“Clean the World’s partnership with Las Vegas Sands has enabled us to drive the global hygiene revolution, and this global build will further accelerate our mission to reach thousands of people in the U.S. and Asia with hygiene supplies,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and executive director of Clean the World.

LVS’ partnership with Clean the World is part of the company’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. Announced in April 2014, Sands Cares manifests the company’s core corporate social responsibility focus: supporting people in the company and the hospitality industry, making local communities where LVS operates a better place to live and reducing environmental impact on the planet. Sands Cares provides a cohesive approach to corporate and property-level giving and support in local communities where LVS operates to address the most pressing issues in its local communities and help make them better places to live. For more information about Sands Cares and key initiatives, please visit sandscares.sands.com.

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Las Vegas Sands team members at Clean the World event 2014
Las Vegas Sands team members assemble hygiene kits
Las Vegas Sands team members assemble hygiene kits

About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world’s leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants and many other amenities.

Our properties include the five-diamond Venetian and Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.

LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company’s award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit sands.com.

About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families in in need. Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners, and 500 event partners, throughout North America. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap to children and families in 99 countries worldwide, while fulfilling an environmental mission by diverting 3,800 tons of hotel waste from polluting More information: cleantheworld.org.

50 Eggs Restaurant Group Spreads Its Wings ­ Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Brings The Magic City To Sin City

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50 EGGS RESTAURANT GROUP SPREADS ITS WINGS –
YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR BRINGS THE MAGIC CITY TO
SIN CITY
Las Vegas location of acclaimed restaurant slated for early 2015
opening

50 Eggs, Inc. announced today that it is bringing Yardbird Southern Table & Bar to The Venetian® Las Vegas, for an early 2015 launch.
 
Created by restaurateur John Kunkel and featuring a talented culinary team, 50 Eggs, Inc. has been helping redefine dining in South Florida for the last 10 years, from fast casual to approachable fine dining. Since its inception, it has been the force behind a varied and successful family of restaurants, ranging from Taste Bakery Café and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill to the critically acclaimed trio Swine Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.  
 
“Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind American city with an unbeatable spirit, amazing history, energy and food scene,” says Kunkel, who has been seeking the perfect location for Yardbird’s expansion for more than a year.  “We’re thrilled to be opening in this iconic city and couldn’t ask for a better partner than the team at Las Vegas Sands [which owns and operates The Venetian and The Palazzo].  We think it’s a sure bet Vegas locals and visitors alike will embrace the food, fun and traditions that are the building blocks of the Yardbird concept.” 
 
Housed at the The Venetian Las Vegas, “one of the best places to stay in the world” according to Condé Nast Traveler, Yardbird Las Vegas will be in great company, rubbing shoulders with fellow Venetian dining destinations B&B Ristorante by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and db Brasserie by Chef Daniel Boulud, to name a few. And though Yardbird Miami’s sister restaurant will share many of the restaurant’s design and menu staples, it will certainly embrace the “bigger is better” aesthetic that is inarguably part of the Las Vegas DNA.  
 
The 8,000+ square-foot-space – designed by 50 Eggs’ internal design team in cooperation with Parts and Labor Design – will be located in the resort’s Restaurant Row and will seat 180 guests throughout the main dining room and two private rooms.  With the extensive footprint will come an expansive bar, giving the 50 Eggs team added space to expand their beverage program, delivering not only a unique cocktail menu but an exclusive ice program, complete with a special on-site ice room where mixologists will harvest hand-cut blocks for an array of libations.  
 
“The larger space is definitely giving us extra room to play,” adds Kunkel.  “The menu and bar programs will feature many of our hallmarks, including our outstanding brunch and signature Guest Chef Series, as well as a number of singular elements.  Our goal is for Yardbird to stand out from its neighbors, both in- and outside of the Venetian itself.”  
 
The expansion of the Yardbird brand to Las Vegas is part of a grander expansion for 50 Eggs, Inc. concepts nationwide. Further details on all fronts forthcoming. The Venetian is located at 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard. For information on 50 Eggs, Inc. please visit: www.50eggsinc.com and follow @50eggsinc.  
 
About 50 Eggs, Inc.
Founded by John Kunkel, 50 Eggs Inc. is a multi-faceted, full-service culinary and hospitality firm focused on developing cutting-edge brands with unparalleled dining experiences. As CEO of one of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s “Coolest Multi-concept Companies in the Land,” John owns and operates the James Beard nominated and award winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House, Swine Southern Table & Bar and Patpong Road, and is also known for creating and developing the fast casual chain Lime Fresh Mexican Grill.  Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s original location on Miami Beach opened to immediate fanfare in 2011.  Since then it has remained one of the region’s most popular and critically-acclaimed restaurants, including a nod from the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant” in 2012.    
 
About The Venetian Las Vegas®
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.  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** Las Vegas Sands Launches Environmental Report

Las Vegas Sands Celebrates Sustainability Achievements with Environmental Report Launch Event

In celebration of the gaming industry’s first-ever independently checked Environmental Report, Las Vegas Sands hosted top sustainability activists, hotel executives and journalists with a green conference this afternoon at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas.

More than 100 guests attended the conference in the Veronese Ballroom to learn about Las Vegas Sands’ environmental achievements and pioneering green operations. The audience was addressed by a number of industry leaders both inside and outside the company, including Michael A. Leven, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands; Norbert Riezler, senior vice president and chief procurement sustainability officer of Las Vegas Sands; Katarina Tesarova, executive director of global sustainability at Las Vegas Sands; Michael Luehrs, president of the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC); and Doug Taylor, executive pastry chef for Batali & Bastianich Hospitality.

During the conference, Leven said that Las Vegas Sands has shown that it is possible not only to grow business in difficult economic times but also to be sustainable and responsible in company operations. He reaffirmed the company’s commitment to sustainability, asserting that he doesn’t want the company to accept the “status quo” but rather to keep pushing for “more palpable sustainability achievements” by 2015.

When discussing green meetings, GMIC President Michael Luehrs said that as an objective observer he was impressed by the green policies and procedures put in place by Las Vegas Sands at its resorts. The hope was expressed that other companies in the industry will follow the example set by these policies.

Chef Doug Taylor agreed, saying “sustainability is our responsibility to ourselves and to our guests and to our community; there’s no other way around it.” He went on to talk about the rapid expansion of local farmers markets in and around Las Vegas, and how the company has helped spearhead the effort to serve local, fresh, healthy foods at the resorts.

After the presentations, guests watched a documentary film about Sands ECO360, the company’s sustainability program, while they enjoyed a delicious and sustainable lunch from local farmers. Complimentary LED light bulbs courtesy of General Electric were handed out and guests were then taken on a sustainability tour to see first-hand how the company implements its green policies.

Photo Credit:  ISPhotography

PHOTOS: Wounded Veterans Arrival at The Palazzo Las Vegas

Today marked the seventh time Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands, hosted wounded veterans as part of The Venetian and The Palazzo’s “Salute Our Troops” weekend with the Armed Forces Foundation. Over the past six years, the company has hosted more than 600 veterans and their guests as part of the patriotic celebrations.

The veterans arrived by police motorcade today and were greeted with the cheers of more than 400 Venetian and Palazzo team members before arriving in the resort atrium for a grand welcome ceremony. Students from the Adelson School Campus sung the National Anthem while the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard presented the colors. Executives from Las Vegas Sands, Southwest, Armed Forces Foundation and Omaha Steaks addressed the crowd as well as NASCAR driver and local resident Kurt Busch.

The veterans were flown in from San Antonio Military Medical Center on behalf of Southwest Airlines and will enjoy three nights as VIP guests in all-suite accommodations, spa and salon treatments at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, tickets to Blue Man Group and Madame Tussauds and an evening at TAO Nightclub among other over-the-top amenities. Omaha Steaks will host an all-star cookout for the service members and their families and will present them with deluxe Omaha Steaks gourmet gift packages to enjoy at home with family and friends.

For the first time this year, tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with lead sponsor Capital One, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Las Vegas,” a hiring fair to connect veterans and military spouses. Jobs are available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience.

Photo Credit: Jake Andrzejczak

 

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