SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands

Las Vegas Sands

May 31, 2011 08:55 ET

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Celebrates Opening of the Sands Hotel in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, PA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - The Sands Hotel, the newest addition to the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, opened its doors for the first time over the Memorial Day weekend and saw strong demand ahead of the hotel's Grand Opening on June 9.

The Sands Hotel, which saw occupancy peak at more than 80 percent during its inaugural weekend, is the largest full service hotel in the Lehigh Valley. Its 300 rooms include 16 Executive Suites and 6 Presidential Suites, each of which have the latest in modern amenities, such as wireless Internet, media hubs and high-definition flat-screen televisions. The hotel is also outfitted with an indoor pool, fitness room, and features a complimentary continental breakfast.

The hotel also offers "In-Room Dining from Emeril's Kitchen," an exclusive private dining service for hotel guests by world-renowned chef and restaurateur Chef Emeril Lagasse. This service will offer a creative menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with special selections from the menus of Lagasse's three Sands Bethlehem restaurants -- Emeril's Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril's Italian Table, the chef's newest restaurant at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and his first ever Italian restaurant, which will open on June 4.

"We are very pleased to expand our property in Bethlehem to include the luxurious Sands Hotel, which will provide guests traveling from both near and far with a new level of comfort and convenience," said Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), the parent company of Sands Bethlehem. "Sands Bethlehem, our first U.S. property outside of Las Vegas, has been a successful partnership between Las Vegas Sands, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the residents and businesses of the local Lehigh Valley. We look forward to building on that partnership and achieving even greater success in the months and years to come."

The new Sands Hotel has over 5,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, 3,000 square feet of pre-function and exhibit space, plus a professional coordinator available to help plan events.

"The volume of guests we saw this weekend is a great indication of future success of the Sands Hotel and we are extremely excited for what's to come," said Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem President Robert DeSalvio. "This is the beginning of a new phase at the Sands Bethlehem, which will soon include retail space and an events center. We're very proud to offer these amenities to our existing guests and look forward to introducing them to new customers throughout the region."

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About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading global developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities.

THE VENETIAN® and THE PALAZZO®, Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, are among the company's properties in the United States. In Singapore, the iconic MARINA BAY SANDS® is the most recent addition to the company's portfolio.

Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the company also owns a collection of properties in Macau, including THE VENETIAN® Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao and the Four Seasons-branded serviced-apartments at its COTAI STRIP® development, as well as the SANDS® Macao on the Macau peninsula.

The company is currently constructing a 6,400-room complex at the COTAI STRIP, which will feature the Sheraton and St. Regis hotel brands.

Las Vegas Sands is also committed to global sustainability through its SANDS Eco 360 program and is an active community partner through its various charitable organizations.

About Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opened May of 2009 in Eastern Pennsylvania. Situated on the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel plant and located approximately 60 minutes from Philadelphia and the northern New Jersey suburbs, and 90 minutes from New York City, Sands Bethlehem offers over 3,000 state-of-the-art slot machines and over 100 table games, as well as a 300-room hotel and over 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Culinary offerings include three signature restaurants from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse -- Emeril's Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril's Italian Table. The casino also features the Carnegie Deli, St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery, Cobalt Cafe, and the varied offerings and cuisines of The Market Gourmet Express. It is also home to the Coil bar, Infusion lounge and Molten lounge, which features live entertainment 7 nights a week.

The Sands Bethlehem development also consists of plans for 200,000 square feet of shopping space for popular retailers and designers, and nearly 50,000 square feet of flexible multi-purpose space, which will allow the property to accommodate meetings, conventions, and a variety of special events.

Contact Information

  • Contacts

    Ron Reese
    (702) 414-3607

    Jennifer Reese
    Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
    (484) 777-7916

    Investment Community:
    Daniel Briggs
    (702) 414-1221