Venetian Macau Resort Hotel
At exactly 7:18 pm on 28 August 2007, the $2.4 billion Venetian Macau Resort Hotel opened its doors. This luxuriously sprawling one million square meter hotel–casino located on the Macau Strip recalls its sister hotel in Las Vegas contains 3,000 well-appointed suites, a 15,000 seat arena, four luxurious casinos with over 850 gambling tables and thousands of slot machines, a magnificent pool and spa complex and an 111,000 sq.m convention center.
The opulent spaces feature Italianate interiors with extensive lighting accentuating the architecture. The retail area, a replication of Venice’s Saint Mark’s Square is served by three canals including gondolas (with singing gondoliers) and bridged pathways with elegant decorative lanterns and a spectacular sky ceiling illuminated by indirect metalhalide, fluorescent, and LED fixtures in a continuous 2km “horizon” cove.
The site is surrounded by a fantastic glowing lagoon.