The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel signs on as Official Partner of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games 2007-06-27  MAIGOC


  Theinternationally renowned Venetian hotel will be the Official VIP Hotel,Hospitality Partner and Headquarters Hotel of the 2nd Asian IndoorGames to be held this October.At asigning ceremony yesterday with theOlympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Macao 2007, 2nd Asian Indoor GamesOrganising Committee (MAIGOC), The VenetianMacao Resort Hotel signed on as OfficialPartner of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games.Under the agreement The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel will provide accommodation andcatering services to OCA and NOC members, VIPs, officials, sport federationsdelegates and government representatives.TheVenetian Macao Resort Hotel will also be the prestigious hosting venue ofthe 2nd Asian Indoor Games Closing Ceremony on 3 November 2007.

  OCA Director General and Technical Director Husain AlMusallam expressed"Weare delighted to welcome The VenetianMacau Resort Hotel to the OCA family.The agreement represents an important partnership for the 2ndAsian Indoor Games.The Venetian MacauResort Hotel will make a significant contribution and commitment to serve amultitude of functional areas which are integral to the success of the Gamesincluding Games Services, Media Services, NOC Services, Marketing, Sponsorship,Corporate Hospitality, Ceremonies and Events.Working hand in hand with the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel will ensurethat the OCA can deliver the highest standards of service for Gamesparticipants, enhance their hospitality experience and set a new benchmark forthe Asian Indoor Games."

  “This is the firsttime in the multi-sport organizing history of Macao that the main operational andadministrative units will be within the Games Headquarters Hotel, including thenational Olympic committees’ secretariats and most notably the Media Centre.”stated MAIGOC Chairman of Boardof Directors Manuel Silvério. “This coming July MAIGOC will be organizing the warm up events to the Asian IndoorGames, with the participation of English Premier League Champion ManchesterUnited, and the support of our Official Partner The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel.Together we will be receiving dignitaries from across the world duringthe Asian Indoor Games, and we are eager to demonstrate Macao’s hospitality.”

  On behalf of The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, President and Chief Operating Officer of Las VegasSands Corp. William P. Weidner anticipated the hosting of the Games in Macao.“The 2nd Asian Indoor Games Macao2007 will be one of the most exciting sporting events organized by the MacaoSAR Government this year, and we are delighted to be partnering with the OrganizingCommittee and the Olympic Council of Asia and are extremely excited to be servingas the Official Headquarter Hotel,” said Mr. Weidner, “Coupled with our upcomingVenetian Macao Cup, the NBA ChinaGames 2007 and The Venetian Macao Tennis Showdown, Macao will soon be offering awide variety of exciting and unique sporting and entertainment events and thus attractingvisitors from throughout the region.”

  The Venetian Macao will be one of the largest hotels in Asia and willbe Macao’sfirst true mega-resort.It will feature3,000 all-suite rooms, 1.2 million-square feet of meeting, convention andexhibition space, world-class entertainment in a 15,000-seat arena, and animpressive array of dining, shopping, and recreation options.

  The Venetian Macao, located in Macao,Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, willalso serve as the anchor of the Cotai Strip, a master planned development ofresort and casino properties. The Cotai Strip™ will feature hotels operated bysome of the most prestigious names in the hotel industry, including Four Seasons,Sheraton, St. Regis, Shangri-La, Traders, Hilton, Conrad, Fairmont, and Raffles. Las Vegas Sands Corp.will own and construct each of the hotels as well as operate the casinos andentertainment venues in each hotel.

  The Asian IndoorGames is an exciting multi-sport event created by OCA. The uniquesports meet is composed of sports that are not included in the Asian Games orthe Olympic Games but have strong popularity and potential. The program isaimed at encouraging a higher level of participation among the youth of Asia through a greater variety of sports that places emphasis on the leisureand entertainment aspects of the sport.

  Organized biennially,the second edition of the Asian Indoor Games will be hosted in MacaoChina, commencing from 26 October to 3 November 2007, consisting of 17competing sports and 2 demonstration sports, with expected NOC participationfrom 45 countries throughout all regions of Asia.