The Venetian® And The Palazzo® Celebrate World Wildlife Fund’s “I Will If You Will” Environmental Campaign
“I Will If You Will” encourages participants to take ongoing actions for the environment beyond Earth Hour
WHAT: The Venetian® and The Palazzo® will commemorate World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour for the fourth consecutive year by turning off non-essential lighting at both LEED® certified resorts, including exterior lighting, rooftop signage, marquees and façade features. Earth Hour is an annual environmental campaign celebrated worldwide that challenges organizations and individuals to turn off lights for one hour each March to show their commitment to global green initiatives. The proud participation of The Venetian and The Palazzo is just one piece of globally-minded parent company Sands’ comprehensive Sands ECO360° environmental program. The Sands ECO360˚ Global Sustainability program is designed to help minimize environmental impact and lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations. The Venetian, The Palazzo and the Sands Expo combined comprise one of the world’s largest LEED certified buildings.
This year, Sands is increasing its participation by joining the World Wildlife Fund’s “I Will If You Will” campaign, an extension of Earth Hour to encourage positive action for the environment, beyond the hour. “I Will If You Will” invites participants to share their commitment to the planet by issuing challenges to others, and in return, promising to take ongoing actions for the environment. Sands has also issued a challenge to its 40,000 team members worldwide, asking all team members to take Earth Hour home and turn off lights there. In the spirit of a challenge, the company is planning to plant one tree for every participating employee at the property with the biggest participating team. An example of one of these challenges at The Venetian and The Palazzo is John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo and Pete Boyd, Senior Vice President, pledging to pedal bike-powered blenders to create smoothies, if 1,000 team members participate in Earth Hour.
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8:30pm-9:30pm
WHERE: The Venetian Las Vegas (3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South) The Palazzo Las Vegas (3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South)
About The Venetian Las Vegas®The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, 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 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-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 suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streets cape 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 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 premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one 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.
ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS®With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-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” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels and Catherine Malandrino. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite 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 the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sports book 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 including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one 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 palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.