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Sands subsidiary to open luxury hotel in Macau

8 August 2011

MACAU -- Sands China Ltd., a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp., announced Friday that its new multibillion-dollar Macau resort would house Hilton and Intercontinental hotel brands when it opens next year.

Located on Macau's Cotai strip, next to The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel, Sands Cotai Central will feature 6,000 rooms from Conrad and Holiday Inn brands, owned by Hilton and Intercontinental respectively, as well as Sheraton and Sheraton Towers.

Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

"When the doors to the rooms and suites at Cotai Central start swinging open early next spring, Macau's metamorphosis from a gaming-centric regional location into an international leisure and business destination will be a step closer to completion," said Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Sands China and Las Vegas Sands, in a statement.

The 636-room Conrad Macau is expected to open in the first quarter of 2012.

"This is a key project for us as it marks the entry of the Conrad brand ... into an exciting new market like Macau," Andrew Clough, Hilton Worldwide's senior vice president of development-Middle East and Asia Pacific, said in a statement.

Conrad hotels already are in place in Hong Kong and Sanya Haitang Bay, with others being built in Dalian, Beijing, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Tiajian, Qingdao, and Xiamen in Greater China. The brand has 18 hotels set to open in the next four years.