SOURCE: The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas

The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas

August 12, 2011 09:00 ET

The Venetian® and The Palazzo Las Vegas® Both Awarded Coveted AAA Five Diamond® Ratings

The Resorts Celebrate the Prestigious Recognition With 'Five Day, Five Diamond Scavenger Hunt'

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 12, 2011) - The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, two of the world's largest and most luxurious resorts, both owned and operated by global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), are pleased to once again add to their distinguished roster of accolades the prestigious AAA Five Diamond® Award for 2012. This marks the fifth consecutive year The Venetian has been awarded with this esteemed honor and third consecutive year for The Palazzo.

To celebrate, the resorts are hosting a 'Five Day, Five Diamond Scavenger Hunt' from Aug. 22 - 26. Visitors and guests will have the opportunity to win exclusive prizes by finding the day's diamond hidden somewhere different each day throughout both Five Diamond resorts.

"These Five Diamonds represent our respected team members' dedication to the finest details while providing unmatched service to each and every one of our guests," said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. "Smiles, greetings and committing to going above and beyond each day for our guests truly make this recognition possible. This scavenger hunt gives our guests the opportunity to celebrate this honor with us."

From restaurants and lounges to the resorts' signature amenities and attractions, the 'Five Day, Five Diamond Scavenger Hunt' will test guests' knowledge of the world's largest resort complex. Contestants must follow The Palazzo on Twitter at @PalazzoLasVegas and The Venetian at @VenetianVegas to receive the resorts' clues posted daily. To enter, contestants must take a self-photo with the diamond and properly include the resort's Twitter username and the #5day5diamond hash tag.

Winners will be randomly selected each day and announced via Twitter. Possible prizes available to win include a two night stay at The Venetian or The Palazzo, show tickets to one of the resorts' acclaimed shows, dinner for two, a private gondola ride, a gift certificate to The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at The Palazzo and an extravagant 18 karat white gold pendant with round white diamonds and white diamond center stone exclusively from luxury jewelry designer Simon G. Jewelry.

The AAA Five Diamond Award is the most coveted designation for hotels and restaurants in North America. Representing the upper echelon of the hospitality industry, AAA Five Diamond properties represent less than one-half percent of more than 31,000 AAA-approved properties throughout the United States. Exceeding guest expectations, providing meticulous service and maintaining impeccable standards of excellence are the fundamental hallmarks of the AAA Five Diamond Rating.

"Five Diamond establishments consistently deliver a high level of personal attention to every guest," said Michael Petrone, AAA director of Tourism Information Development. "Awareness and follow through are critical when dealing with the most discriminating guest expectations. To achieve and maintain superior standards on a daily basis is a rare accomplishment. AAA is pleased to recognize The Venetian and The Palazzo with the AAA Five Diamond Rating."

Scavenger Hunt is subject to rules, terms and conditions. For more information, please visit The Venetian at or The Palazzo at

Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond the Company's control, which may cause material differences in actual results, performance or other expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to general economic conditions, competition, new ventures, government regulation, legalization of gaming, interest rates, future terrorist acts, insurance, and other factors detailed in the reports filed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Jersey Boys;" the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the newest members of the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA's Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice's legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas' most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as "Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular," "Blue Man Group," showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the newest members of the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at

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