Sands China Ltd. Sets Opening Date for Sands Cotai Central

Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:00am EDT

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  MACAO, Mar 19 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Sands China Ltd. (HKSE: 1928), a majority-held subsidiary of global
integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), announced
today that Sands(R) Cotai Central, the newest addition to the company's
Cotai Strip(R) development, will officially open on Wednesday, April 11,
2012. 

    This phase of the property's launch features more than 600 rooms and
suites under the Conrad hotel brand and more than 1,200 rooms from
Holiday Inn. It also unveils significant meeting, convention and retail
space as well as several distinctive dining offerings. The opening marks
another milestone in the company's efforts (more than US$8 billion
invested to date) to help Macao reach its full potential as an
international business and leisure tourism destination. 

    It also brings the Cotai Strip one step closer to fulfilling the original
vision of Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd. Chairman Sheldon G.
Adelson.

    "There were few believers in my vision for the Cotai Strip when the site
was basically under water. With the completion of Sands Cotai Central,
that same spot will be home to thousands of hotel rooms, millions of
square feet of retail, meeting and convention space, dozens of
restaurants and so many other attractions," said Mr. Adelson. 

    "The opening of Sands Cotai Central is a game changer for the future of
Macao as a leisure, entertainment and business location. On behalf of our
entire company, we are proudly looking forward to introducing visitors
from around the world to the largest integrated resort development ever
constructed," he stated. 

    In addition to the Conrad and Holiday Inn, Sands Cotai Central will soon
feature approximately 4,000 rooms and suites from the world-renowned
Sheraton brand. The Conrad, Holiday Inn, and Sheraton hotels at Sands
Cotai Central represent the largest in the world for each of the
respective brands. 

    Along with the hotel rooms, retail, and restaurants, Sands Cotai Central
also includes plans for its own theatre, expanding the entertainment
options for business and leisure travelers at the center of the Cotai
Strip. The soon-to-be announced line-up of entertainment will further
attract tourists from all over the world.

    "Sands Cotai Central is going to be a truly spectacular property in
Macao; the grandeur of the architecture itself is already a must-see
destination," said Edward Tracy, president and CEO of Sands China Ltd.
"Sands China Ltd. has always been committed to bringing the most unique
and exciting new experiences to our customers. It's our mission to create
more reasons for visitors to come to Macao and to stay longer once they
arrive. We also want to thank the government and all of our team members
for their efforts in getting us to this momentous day."

    The inauguration festivities of the April 11 opening will include
noteworthy cultural exchanges and a series of entertainment events.

    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. Las Vegas Sands Corp. assumes no
obligation to update such information.

    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(R) and THE PALAZZO(R), Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the
Las Vegas Strip, and SANDS(R) Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania are the
company's properties in the United States.

    In Singapore, the iconic MARINA BAY SANDS(R) 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 Macao, including THE VENETIAN(R)
Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and Sands Cotai Central, a 13.7 million
square foot 6,400-room complex opening in early 2012 at the company's
COTAI STRIP(R) development. The company also owns the SANDS(R) Macao on
the Macao peninsula.

    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 China Ltd. 

    Sands China Ltd. (HKSE: 1928, Sands China or Company) is a subsidiary of
global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), and a listed
company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Sands China is the largest
operator of integrated resorts in Macao. 

    The Company owns and operates THE VENETIAN(R) Macao-Resort-Hotel, THE
PLAZA(TM) Macao and SANDS(R) COTAI CENTRAL at the COTAI STRIP(R)
development and SANDS(R) Macao Hotel on the Macao peninsula. The
Company's integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and
business attractions and transportation operations, including large
meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping
malls, world-class entertainment at the CotaiArena(TM) and high-speed
CotaiJet(TM) ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. 

    The Company's property development projects on Cotai have the goal of
transforming Cotai into Asia's premier entertainment and business
destination. 

    For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.

    
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