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Sheraton Macao Hotel at Sands Cotai Central Adds Over 2,000 New Rooms



    Sheraton Macao Hotel at Sands Cotai Central Adds Over 2,000 New Rooms

Ceremony marks completion of Earth Tower

PR Newswire

MACAO, Jan. 29, 2013

MACAO, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sands® Cotai Central, the integrated
resort at the absolute centre of Cotai Strip™ Resorts, celebrated the
completion of Sheraton® Macao Hotel, Cotai Central's Earth Tower Monday, whose
2,067 new rooms and suites brings the hotel's total room count to 3,896,
making it the largest hotel both in Macao and in the global portfolio of
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT).

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Sands Cotai Central's parent-company Sands China Ltd. (HKSE: 1928), a
majority-held subsidiary of global integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands
Corp. (NYSE: LVS), commemorated the event with a celebrity-hosted ceremony
that included drummers, a lion dance, firecrackers and an official ribbon
cutting. With the completion of Earth Tower, Sands China's Cotai Strip Resorts
now provides over 9,000 hotel rooms and suites -- the single largest
accommodation offering in Macao.

"With each new milestone in the development of Cotai Strip Resorts, Macao
becomes one step closer to establishing itself as a world centre of tourism
and leisure," said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sands
China Ltd. "Inspired by the vision of our chairman, Mr. Sheldon Adelson, Sands
China is proud of our contribution toward that goal. His innovative integrated
resort concept provides Macao's visitors with a full spectrum of
accommodation, retail, dining, entertainment and MICE offerings, which we are
confident will transform Cotai into one of Asia's top destinations for
business and leisure travellers. The wide range of products and services
provided by our integrated resort city will be key drivers in the
diversification of Macao's tourism industry."

"Sheraton Macao Hotel is a landmark property for Macao and for Starwood," said
Josef Dolp, Managing Director, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central. "Our
dedicated team has worked very hard toward the completion of Earth Tower, and
we all look forward to continuing to offer our guests Sheraton's genuine and
exceptional experiences, as we help define Macao as one of the world's most
exciting gathering places."

Hong Kong actors Louis Koo, Anita Yuen and Athena Chu officiated Monday
afternoon's ceremony along with Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director,
Macau Government Tourist Office; Mr. Tracy; David Sisk, Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer, Sands China Ltd.; and Mr. Dolp. Koo,
Yuen and Chu afterwards attended a ceremony to immortalise their hand prints
and signatures for Sands Cotai Central's upcoming Avenue of the Stars.

The celebrations continue on Saturday, with Race with the Stars, in which a
glittering cast of celebrities from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China will
lead 50 lucky draw winners as they complete exciting challenges across The
Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, Sands Cotai Central and The Plaza™ Macao, with
the winning team taking home MOP 500,000 worth of amazing prizes!

In completing Earth Tower, Sheraton Macao Hotel will also soon be introducing
the addition of two more outdoor pools, one offering spectacular views of
Cotai. The hotel is home to a well-equipped Sheraton Club Lounge, a main
ballroom the size of more than 11 basketball courts, more than 160,000 square
feet (over 14,800 square metres) of meeting space and three signature
restaurants. The hotel widens Starwood's lead in Asia Pacific, where it is the
largest operator of four and five star hotels and on track to reach more than
320 hotels by 2014.

Sheraton Macao Hotel's location within Sands Cotai Central means its guests
also enjoy easy access to the full range of facilities and services provided
by the integrated resort and its interconnected properties -- The Plaza Macao
and The Venetian Macao. The Shoppes mega-mall offers shoppers a staggering 600
duty-free retailers to choose from, complete with entertainment by lively and
engaging street performers. The CotaiArena™, CotaiExpo™ and the Venetian
Theatre provide a constant and diverse flow of entertainment to suit all
tastes, from concerts and sporting events to plays and other cultural
performances. Add to that a truly international selection of dining options,
and Sheraton Macao Hotel guests will find everything they're looking for is
all under one roof at Sands Cotai Central.

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About Sands® Cotai Central

Opened in April 2012, Sands® Cotai Central is the centre point of Cotai Strip™
Resorts -- 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 and three health clubs, Sands Cotai Central provides a new level
of luxury and accessibility to Cotai.

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

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and
leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries
and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully
integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences
with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury
Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Meridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton,
Aloft®, and Element(SM). The Company boasts one of the industry's leading
loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and
redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout
dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier
provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and
privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit
www.starwoodhotels.com.

Media contacts:

Mabel Wu
Venetian Macau Limited
Tel: +853-8118-2268
Email: mabel.wu@venetian.com.mo

Nadeen Ayala
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Tel: +1-203-351-2542
Email: nadeen.ayala@starwoodhotels.com

SOURCE Sands China Ltd.

Website: http://www.sandscotaicentral.com/
Website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/
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