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LV Sands Adds Chefs to Singapore Bid

7 December 2005

SINGAPORE – As reported by the CBS MarketWatch: "Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has signed up six of the world's top chefs to sweeten its bid to build a casino resort in Singapore, but an earlier offer to provide a Guggenheim museum is off the table, the company said Wednesday.

"While talks concerning the museum are still ongoing, there were issues that were difficult to resolve, William Weidner, Sands president and chief operating officer, told reporters.

"Weidner had earlier announced that Sands had lined up six celebrity chiefs to establish six high-end restaurants in its Singapore project, should the company succeed in its bid to build a casino at Marina Bay, the site of Singapore's New Downtown.

"Under the agreement, the six chefs, including Thomas Keller, founder of Napa Valley's French Laundry, and Australian celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda, will be responsible for the overall restaurant concept development, management training, hiring and supervision of staff…"

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