|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
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.
Authentic Mexican cuisine
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.
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
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.
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