A Night of Stars Sees a Glittering Cast of Celebrities at Sands Cotai Central

A Night of Stars Sees a Glittering Cast of Celebrities at Sands Cotai Central

Dazzling event affirms Sands China's resolve to develop Macao into a world
centre of tourism and leisure

PR Newswire

MACAO, Dec. 18, 2012

MACAO, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Throngs of fans lined up at Sands^® Cotai
Central Saturday evening, hoping to catch a glimpse of the glittering array of
celebrities walking the red carpet on their way to a VIP gala dinner at
Sheraton Macao Hotel, part of Sands Cotai Central's A Night of Stars event.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/59648-sands-cotai-central-a-night-of-stars-glittering-cast-of-celebrities

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121218/MM29889 )

Celebrities gracing the red carpet, to the delighted screams and cheers of
their fans, included Sammo Hung, Carol "Dodo" Cheng, Frances Yip, Chang Chen,
Wu Chun, Ekin Cheng, Chilam Cheung, Karena Lam, Grasshopper and Sandrine
Pinna,  along  with Vincent Kok and Sire Ma, who were masters of ceremony at
the gala dinner – a celebration for the integrated resort's VIP customers.
Before the dinner, the stars participated in a handprint ceremony, with the
resulting handprints to be incorporated into the Cotai Strip^® development's
own version of an 'Avenue of Stars' walkway.

As part of the exciting, movie-themed gala dinner, VIP guests were entertained
with performances from Moulin Rouge; a live band playing film theme tunes;
headline performer Frances Yip and celebrity look-a-likes dressed as Marilyn
Monroe, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, Lady Gaga and others. The evening's
emcees, Sire Ma and Vincent Kok, also gave guests the opportunity to win
thousands of dollars in cash prizes through games played on stage.

During the A Night of Stars evening, Sammo Hung joined a handful of lucky
guests for a round of cards at Sands Cotai Central's APEX Club. Hung's
participation in "Win Like a Star" provided an opportunity for Sands Cotai
Central to donate HK$250,000 to the Sammo Hung Charity Fund, a non-profit
organisation that works to improve the lives of those in need: the poor, the
elderly, the disabled, orphans and those impacted by natural disasters
(projects include the reconstruction of damaged or destroyed schools).

As a celebration of the star-studded evening, visitors to Sands Cotai Central
were each given a commemorative golden star. Visitors lined up to receive the
one-of-a-kind mementos which were distributed by Sands Cotai Central
ambassadors throughout the ground floor of the property.

A Night of Stars is part of Stars of the Cotai Strip, which has included
celebrity events and amazing prize draws at the Sands Cotai Central integrated
resort. Parent company Sands China Ltd. aims to make Macao one of the top
entertainment hubs in Asia by bringing in a steady stream of talented film,
TV, music and sports stars to the city. A Night of Stars and the other
dazzling celebrity-led events this month affirm the company's resolve to see
Macao develop into a world centre of tourism and leisure.

Stars of the Cotai Strip, which launched on December 3, will climax in a
celebrity-filled New Year's Eve extravaganza. The year-end event features a
special The Voice of China Venetian Macao Rock with Stars Concert, including
Paul Wong of the Hong Kong rock band Beyond at the CotaiArena™ and a countdown
to a spectacular fireworks display to ring in the New Year.

Other highlights of Stars of the Cotai Strip events and activities that have
taken place this December include:

  oBe a Chosen Star – a daily lucky draw saw 10 winners each day take home
    MOP 5,000 Sands Rewards Dollars when spending MOP 200 or more at Shoppes
    Cotai Central. The prizes were presented by the "star of the day."
  oDine Like a Star – guests were given star service by Alex Fong (December
    8) at Sheraton Macao's Italian restaurant Bene and by pop band Grasshopper
    (December 12) at Conrad Macao's luxury Chinese restaurant Dynasty 8. Lucky
    patrons on both nights not only won a MOP 5,000 dining voucher, but also
    VIP access to the 55^th Asia Pacific Film Festival after-party on December
    15.
  oUltimate Stardom – a MOP 500,000 lucky draw, the biggest prize programme
    on offer during the promotional period of Stars of the Cotai Strip. An
    ultimate lucky draw by the ultimate superstars on December 15, eligible to
    those spending MOP 2,000 or more at Shoppes Cotai Central, including
    restaurants and food court. Winners received MOP 100,000 Sands Rewards
    Dollars, a New Year Countdown Weekend Star Package consisting of two
    tickets to the New Year countdown performance of The Voice of China
    Venetian Macao Rock with Stars Concert at the CotaiArena, VIP access to
    meet the countdown concert stars, Cotai Water Jet VIP Cabin tickets and a
    luxury one-night suite stay.
  oBe Seen Like a Star – photos taken with any celebrity at Sands Cotai
    Central, and shared with the tag @sandscotaicentral on Sands Cotai
    Central's Facebook or Weibo pages up were entered to win:

       oGrand Prize (50 winners): Two tickets to the 55^th Asia Pacific Film
         Festival
       o2^nd Prize (25 winners): Two tickets to the film festival opening
         screening on December 14
       o3^rd Prize (50 winners): Two tickets to the New Year's Eve countdown
         concert  at  the CotaiArena
       o4^th Prize (100 winners): MOP 300 Sands Rewards Dollars

To find out more details on the celebrities involved and the exciting events
of Stars of the Cotai Strip logon to the Sands Cotai Central Facebook and
Weibo pages – www.facebook.com/SandsCotaiCentral and
weibo.com/sandscotaicentral.

About Sands^® Cotai Central
Opened in April 2012, Sands^® Cotai Central is the centre point of the Cotai
Strip^® development – the pathway to adventure, fun and fortune. Featuring
three celebrated hotel brands – Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn – Sands Cotai
Central offers visitors to Cotai an expanded offering of affordable luxury
available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 6,000 hotel rooms and
suites, and 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of retail,
entertainment and dining facilities, and meetings and convention space. With
over 90 retail outlets, Shoppes Cotai Central joins Shoppes Grand Canal and
Shoppes at Four Seasons to offer a total of over 600 luxury duty-free stores
to choose from – the most in any one single location in all of Macao. And with
two spas, three health clubs and 300,000 square feet (28,000 square metres) of
gaming space in two, uniquely-themed gaming centres, Sands Cotai Central
provides a new level of luxury and accessibility to the Cotai Strip
development*.

For more information, please visit www.sandscotaicentral.com.

* All numbers based on completion of subsequent phases of development in early
2013.

Media contacts:
Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited

Lily Cheng
Tel: +853 8118 2013
Email: lily.sw.cheng@venetian.com.mo

Lucas Chan
Tel: +853 8118 2624 / +853 6247 5952
Email: lucas.chan@venetian.com.mo

SOURCE Sands China Limited

Website: http://www.sandscotaicentral.com
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.