World's largest Sheraton to open in Macao

Sands China Ltd., a majority-held subsidiary of global integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp., announced the scheduled opening this September of the second phase of its Sands Cotai Central integrated resort.

Foremost among the new facilities is the opening of the first of two hotel towers from Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, with a second tower opening in early 2013. The hotel is the world's largest Sheraton at 3,896 guestrooms, as well as the largest hotel in Macao. The hotel's Kashgar grand ballroom will offer nearly 53,000 square feet of pillar-less meeting and event space. And Shoppes Cotai Central adds a second level of duty-free shops, plus additional restaurants and an international food court.

The opening is the most recent benchmark in Sands China's push to establish Macao as a leading business and leisure destination. The opening will further expand the diversity of choices on the Cotai Strip with additional accommodation, dining, entertainment, retail, gaming and meeting and convention offerings. The company's Macao investment toward that goal is in excess of $8 billion to date, and will soon bring Sands China's combined Cotai Strip offerings to over 9,000 rooms across five international hotels, 1.3 million square feet of meeting and exhibition space, over 600 luxury duty-free shops, and more than 57 international restaurants, bars and lounges.

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