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Las Vegas Sands Corp. Opens the 3,068 All Suite Palazzo
The $1.9 billion Resort is the First new Casino to
Open on the Las Vegas Strip in Three Years

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18, 2008 - Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) Chairman Sheldon G. Adelson's ceremonial flip of a switch this evening launched a spectacular music, light, and firework display that officially opened the company's new $1.9 billion resort -- The Palazzo Las Vegas --and kicked off a star-studded weekend of special events.

As the first hotel to open on the Las Vegas Strip in nearly three years, The Palazzo features modern European ambience and design reminiscent of Italian affluent living with a unique combination of premium amenities -- including all-suite accommodations, celebrity chef restaurants, and an upscale retail offering. It also provides guests with three levels of access to the amenities of The Venetian, sister property to The Palazzo.

Fireworks light up the sky during The Palazzo Las Vegas grand opening, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. .
Chairman Sheldon Adelson (right) and Bill Weidner, president and COO Las Vegas Sands and Dr. Miriam Adelson (rear) flip the switch during Grand Opening events at The Palazzo Las Vegas.

"As we began the design and development of The Venetian in 1995, we always envisioned a second property that would complement and work in unison with the Sands Expo Center to provide the most unique and varied destination resort experience anywhere in the world," said Mr. Adelson. "In many ways, the opening of The Palazzo represents for us the completion of a vision that started with the construction of The Venetian. For our guests, it provides a new experience and opportunity to savor some of the world's best dining, shopping, accommodations and entertainment all under one roof."

Set in a stunning atrium and anchored by an 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York, The Shoppes at The Palazzo ranks among the most luxurious shopping destinations. It features a mall esplanade under a glass walkway, generous amounts of natural light, and a two-story waterfall. In addition to Barneys New York, a remarkable 20 stores and luxury brands are making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo. They include Chloe, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane Von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Anya Hindmarch, Poleci, Lambertson Truex, Phillipe Charriol, Edidi, Piaget and Michael Kors. Numerous stores will open their doors to the public for the first time on Friday with the remaining stores opening over the course of the next several weeks.

Celebrity chefs are not new to Las Vegas, but the collection of award-winning ones at The Palazzo are not to be missed. Mario Batali and his Carnevino restaurant are already wowing guests, as is Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro and Jade. Within weeks, they will be joined by Wolfgang Puck's CUT, Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse, and Restaurant Charlie by Charlie Trotter, as well as Dos Caminos, Mainland, SUSHISAMBA, and Woo. The Palazzo is also home to the Las Vegas version of the dynamic 40/40 Club sports bar and lounge, the brainchild of music mogul Jay-Z, as well as the all-day, all-night Grand Lux Cafe.

Dining Options at Palazzo

40/40 Club by Jay-Z
All-American sports bar and lounge

Double Helix Bar
Double Helix Bar features fine wines from around the world. A unique preservation system facilitates the offering of highly sought-after wines not usually poured by the glass. With a wide variety of champagnes and flights of wine, Double Helix is destined to become a popular and trendy Las Vegas spot.

Carnevino by Mario Batali
Partners chef Mario Batali and winemaker Joe Bastianich are once again bringing their magic to Las Vegas with the opening of their first steakhouse, Carnevino. The name combines the two elements they'll bring forth - high-quality American meat, and their first- ever international wine list. The menu is comprised of fresh and inspiring modern Italian cuisine alongside the traditional steakhouse classics we all know and love. The menu includes Handcut Steak Tartare Piemonte Style, Pappardelle with "Porcini Trifolati," and classic, juicy and mouth-watering house- aged beef steaks- all rubbed with a perfect blend of sea salt, black pepper and fresh rosemary to achieve a delicious and slightly charred crust.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Master chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is bringing his critically acclaimed, award-winning restaurant CUT to Las Vegas. CUT will present a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. From USDA Prime Nebraska corn-fed, 35-day dry-aged steaks to true Japanese Wagyu Beef. Guests also will enjoy a wide array of entrees such as the Kobe Beef Short Ribs, Lobster & Crab “Louis” Cocktail with Spicy Tomato-Horseradish and Roasted Wild French Turbot “French Riviera” Style for two. 

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro
French steakhouse

Restaurant Charlie
Pristine seafood and vegetable focused cuisine. Restaurant Charlie will be largely seafood focused while honoring the hallmarks of Chef Trotter's cuisine – seasonally driven, organic, culinary preparations which honor the subtle nuances of each ingredient as a component to the overall dish.

Dos Caminos
Authentic Mexican cuisine

Dal Toro
Dal Toro and Lamborghini Las Vegas bring to the Palazzo an oasis of Italian style and tradition. Offering the finest Italian cuisine surrounded by the greatest sports cars in the world.

Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse
Table 10 is a New American eatery by Chef Emeril Lagasse. Named after an iconic table at Lagasse’s flagship restaurant Emeril’s in New Orleans, Table 10 captures the creativity and energy shared during the restaurant’s formative years, along with the spirit of hospitality that is universal to all restaurateurs. A roadmap of flavors, the menu reflects the close relationships Emeril has cultivated with farmers, fishermen and ranchers – all of which fuel his unmistakable food philosophy. Celebrate world-class food, culture and comfort, with a few unexpected twists along the way.

Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine

Progressive Asian, Noodles concept with Pacific rim influences

Jade Dim Sum Noodles
The city’s most authentic Asian noodle dishes and remarkable dim sum resides on the Casino level of The Palazzo. From acclaimed chef Simon To, recipient of the prestigious blue ribbon by the Condon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and the genius behind the exclusive Paiza Club, Jade melds traditional dishes with the exotic, simple with the extravagant in a comfortable, contemporary ambience. Drawing from Cantonese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Szechuan and other Asian cooking styles, Chef Simon To has created a menu that’s equally tempting to both the casual and adventurous diner. From the Rare Filet Mignon Noodle Soup and Abalone and Chicken Congee to the Singapore-Style Pan-Fried Crab with Chili and Steamed Lobster in Garlic Sauce, every dish is a delectable transport to the most acclaimed kitchens of Asia.

Pan-Asian cuisine

Grand Lux
The creators of The Cheesecake Factory have taken culinary tours around the world to bring you Grand Lux Cafe. Blending the grandeur and luxury of European cafes with the sensibilities and spirit of an all-American restaurant, Grand Lux Cafe offers unique global cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. With entrees ranging from our Asian-inspired Miso Glazed Salmon, to our mouth-watering Chicken Madeira and our authentic Specialty Pastas, Grand Lux Cafe's expansive menu features "Something that everyone will love."

Espressamente Illy
At Espressamente illy the art of the Italian café culture can be enjoyed in true premium-quality illy fashion. With over 150 coffee bars in more than 22 countries Espressamente illy is much more than a place to drink the most premium coffee beverages offering a wide spectrum of pastries and bakery selections, gourmet breakfast and lunch panini, soups and salads. Additionally this first US bar will entice its customers with 54 flavors of artisan made gelato, made to order desert crepes as well as a European chocolatier featuring bon bons, truffles and chocolate dipped fruits. Espressamente illy's innovative design by internationally renowned architect Lucca Trazzi stimulates thought and creativity, provides a welcoming respite from the daily routine, and gives the visitor a truly memorable authentic Italian experience. In other words, the ultimate coffee experience.

A new 65,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch SpaClub and a unique Lamborghini showroom, gift store and cafe, will open shortly and two new exciting night club venues should be ready by Spring.

"The Palazzo will clearly set a new standard for luxury in Las Vegas," said Rob Goldstein, president of The Palazzo and The Venetian. "Its sophisticated design and decor work in tandem with the property's shopping, dining and entertainment amenities to provide a unique resort experience that will be appreciated by the world's most discerning travelers."

Las Vegas Sands Megacenter which consists of The Palazzo, The Venetian, and the Sands Expo and Convention Center — has 7,000 rooms and suites, 2.2 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space, 30 restaurants, and more than 60 retail shops.

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.


Dawn Britt or Mindy Eras
The Palazzo Las Vegas

Also See: Restaurateur Chef Emeril Lagasse Opening His Newest Restaurant, Table 10, at The Palazzo in Las Vegas / October 2007
Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino to Integrate Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck Cuisine and Service to Banquets, Room Service, Hotel Room Mini Bars, the Employee Dining Room - and Not in Hotel Restaurants / August 2007


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