Sands China's five properties have recorded over 700 million visits since 2004. Its portfolio of properties currently comprises nearly 13,000 hotel rooms and suites, 150 dining options, the region's premier meetings and conventions destination, more than 850 duty-free shops, and superstar entertainment at the Cotai Arena and four theatres.
Macao - Sands Macao recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, marking a decade and a half since its 2004 opening.
Over the past 15 years, Sands Macao has attracted millions of visitors annually from around the world, after having paved the way for its sister properties across the water on the Cotai Strip – The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao – which connect to form an integrated resort city housed under one roof.
Together, Sands China's five properties have recorded over 700 million visits since 2004. Its portfolio of properties currently comprises nearly 13,000 hotel rooms and suites, 150 dining options, the region's premier meetings and conventions destination, more than 850 duty-free shops, and superstar entertainment at the Cotai Arena and four theatres.
Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and Sands China, said: "Macao has always been a city of great strengths – a city rich in culture, history and potential.
"Our company is privileged to have been a part of Macao's development these last 15 years and we look forward to Macao's continued success and development in the years ahead. Our gratitude and appreciation go to the central government, the Macao government and the entire Macao community for their continued support, and to our dedicated team members for bringing our properties to life each day."
Dr. Wilfred Wong, President of Sands China, said: "The company is thrilled to be celebrating Sands Macao's impressive 15-year milestone. We remain committed to our long-held strategy of providing a diversified mix of attractions and experiences for our guests – locals and visitors alike – first made possible by the enormous success of Sands Macao, which continues to provide our world-renowned service to this day. And we are very pleased to be celebrating that success with the community and with our team members."
After starting with about 4,600 team members in 2004, the company has grown to more than 28,000 team members today. Over 1,600 have been with the company for 15 years, representing over one-third of Sands Macao's opening team. More than 8,300 team members are 10-year veterans of the company, 84 per cent of whom are Macao locals.
Sands China is also commemorating Sands Macao's 15th anniversary with a series of internal celebrations with staff – including the company's thousands of long-serving team members – in honour of their dedication, professionalism and contributions to the success of the company. It is also offering a Sands Loves Macao promotion with locals discounts on dining, transportation, entertainment and recreation from 6 May to 6 June.