The 40-storey, US$2.4 billion
Venetian Resort Macau, at the Cotai Strip, was officially opened on August 28,
2007. The Venetian’s casino space is the largest in the world at
550,000 sq. ft. (51,000 sq. m.) with over with 3,400 slot
machines and 800 gambling tables.
Also the largest single structure hotel
building in Asia and the 4th largest building in the world (by area), it also
has 3,000 suites (Level 7-38) served by 250 guest lifts, 111,000 sq. m. of
convention space, 149,000 sq. m. of retail (330 shops), and a 15,000-seat
Its foremost attractions
are Cirque du Soleil’s Zaia, an aerial ballet that
takes place above the audience’s heads, and the gondola rides where visitors
are rowed, by a gondolier serenading you in Italian, through the romantic
indoor Grand Canal, the next best thing to Venice.
The Venetian Resort Macau – Interior
We tried dining at the 1,000-seat
Festivita Foodcourt, located on the 3rd level of The Grand Canal
It offers 21 big brand names in fast, mid-priced food offering almost every
international cuisine (Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican and
When we looked up, we found ourselves under the perfect blue sky although we
were actually indoors. The ceiling was done in a way so as to create an
impression of a clear blue sky (even at night) which is Pantone 14-4318 (Sky
Blue). Some say it was done to lull shoppers into thinking that it’s not yet
time to go and that there’s still more time to shop.
Resort Macau: Estrada Da Baia De N., Senhora Da Esperança, s/n, Taipa, Macao.
Tel: (0)2882 8888. Website: www.venetianmacao.com.