t 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 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. "Sands China 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.