Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Finalize Cotai™ Strip Management Deal
Luxury Hotel Company to Partner in 'Asia's Las Vegas'™
LAS VEGAS, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts (TSX: FSH.SV; NYSE: FS) announced today that the two companies have reached an agreement in which Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts will manage a 400-room hotel being built by Las Vegas Sands Corp. on the Cotai Strip in the People's Republic of China Special Administrative Region of Macao. Four Seasons will manage the Hotel and the serviced vacation suites, while Las Vegas Sands Corp. will operate the casino within the Hotel. The parties have entered into an exclusive non-binding Letter of Intent which sets forth all of the material terms of the parties agreements. The parties expect to enter into binding definitive agreements by the end of the second quarter 2006.
"Watching the Cotai Strip take shape with some of the most prominent names in the business is an awe-inspiring experience," said Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. "The caliber of the companies that want to partner with us on this project is extraordinary and we are honored that so many share our vision to create Asia's Las Vegas."
"Macao is fast emerging as an international tourist and convention location," added Kathleen Taylor, president of worldwide business operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "With the vision of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the Cotai Strip promises to become an exciting destination, and is a natural fit with our expansion plans in Asia. China and the entire Asia Pacific region represent tremendous opportunities for Four Seasons to bring our distinctive brand of genuine, caring service experience to new places."
In addition to the renowned Four Seasons services and amenities, guests of Four Seasons Hotel Macao will also enjoy unparalleled nightlife. The hotel will feature a lively night club and a variety of chic lounges, all offering exceptional entertainment options. The European style casino will cater to high-end gaming with almost 50 tables and roughly 300 slot machines.
"Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is a powerful addition to the Cotai Strip development and represents yet another step in building the ultimate travel destination, for business and leisure, in this part of the world," said William P. Weidner, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
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LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. | Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a hotel, gaming, resort and exhibition/convention company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company owns The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, where it hosts exhibitions and conventions, in Las Vegas and the Sands Macao in the People's Republic of China Special Administrative Region of Macao. The company is also developing additional casino hotel resort properties, including The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas and The Venetian Macao Casino Resort in Macao. For more information, visit .
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Four Seasons entered the Asian market more than a decade ago with its first hotel in Tokyo. Today, travelers will find Four Seasons in major business centers and cultural destinations across the region, including two hotels in Tokyo, two in Singapore, and properties in Bangkok, Jakarta, Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Leisure travelers can choose from a growing selection of unique resort experiences in Asia, whether it's cruising the Maldives on the Four Seasons Explorer, discovering the spirituality of Bali, communing with elephants in Chiang Rai, or indulging in the ultimate spa getaways in Chiang Mai and Langkawi.
Currently with 68 hotels in 31 countries, and more than 20 properties under development, Four Seasons will continue to lead luxury hospitality with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on Four Seasons, visit www.fourseasons.com.
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