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Sands Cotai Macao welcomes giant pharma event

One of the largest MICE events to ever come to Macao is on its way this month, with Sands Cotai Macao announcing a booking for a staff annual meeting from one of the world’s leading multinational pharmaceutical companies, set to use both sides of the development for an estimated 6,000 guests. 

Occupying around 3,000 rooms per night at The Venetian Macao; Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central; guests will also attend event sessions at both The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena and at the meeting space at Sands Cotai Central, over the course of four days.

Sands Cotai Macao is announcing the booking of one of its largest MICE events, to be held in November with an expected 6,000 guests.

“This is yet another milestone event for Sands Cotai Macao, and for the city,” says Brendon Elliott, Vice President of sales and resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Ltd. “With Macao making a strong push to become a world centre of tourism and leisure, events of this magnitude have a home in Macao, at the expansive and comprehensive facilities provided by Sands China Ltd.’s integrated resort city on Cotai. Event delegates at Sands Cotai Macao will find that they are at the absolute centre of all the best business and leisure offerings available on Cotai. Sands Cotai Macao not only offers its MICE prowess, but has all the bases covered with world-class choices in accommodation, entertainment, dining and retail.”

The upcoming convention also demonstrates the ability of Sands Cotai Macao to cater to events of this scale. The 3,000-suite Venetian Macao features retail, international restaurants, the 15,000-seat CotaiArena, the Venetian Theatre, and CotaiExpo, one of the largest convention, meeting and exhibition centres in Asia, offering over 800,000 square feet (74,000 square metres) of exhibition space.

Sands Cotai Macao’s newest facilities came online with Sands Cotai Central’s recent launch of its second phase of development, with the opening of the world’s largest Sheraton hotel, at a spectacular opening ceremony on September 20. In addition to the more than 1,800 rooms of Sheraton Macao Hotel’s Sky Tower, the launch saw the opening of the 53,000-square-foot (4,900-square-metre) Kashgar ballroom, one of the largest in Asia.

With the next development phase of Sands Cotai Central due for completion in early 2013, the combined Sands China portfolio of properties will feature over 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and convention space, over 100 different dining options, more than 600 luxury and mid-market duty-free retail shops.


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