The Sands Macau (澳門金沙酒店)
The Sands Macau is the number one destination for huge numbers of visitors looking to experience the finer things in life. The casino complex is simply staggering and is designed to give players the maximum choice of slots and table games. They have an amazing 1254 slots machines and 740 gaming tables. The new Sands Casino in Cotai Central is also open and consists of three hotels on site (Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn).
The main attraction and one that appeals to all gamblers is their loyalty program which is a 3 tiered club that showers all members with numerous benefits including very generous redemption options based on you gaming action, a 10% dining offer, plus invitations to many of their regular events. Their aim was to provide members with the maximum value for money and they have achieved this, your money really does go further at The Sands Macau.
Their hotel complex is a hidden treasure, rooms are either Deluxe Suites or Executive Suites, with the former offering a full 60 square meters with an adjacent living room, dining room and bedroom, they are huge and come complete with Cable TV channels, wireless high-speed Internet access and complete luxury by way of tasteful fittings and furnishings.
For those looking for extreme comfort and decadence then the Executive Suites are beyond belief, they boast over 120 meters of pure luxury and facilities in each includes microwave and coffee machine, plasma TVs in both bedroom and living rooms and an LED TV in the bathroom, cordless telephones (dual lines) with voicemail and many complimentary additions such as a shoe-shine service, fruit and flowers, turndown and valet parking.
Dining is a pleasure at The Sands Macau and their flagship restaurant The Gold Court is the place to go for the ultimate Cantonese dining experience. Restaurants number seven in total and these include the Copa Steakhouse and The Perola which specializes in Mecanese cuisine
Entertainment makes a visit to Macau complete and the Xanadu Lounge at The Sands is the place to go for an excellent free show featuring the Glamour Girls. Eldorado also appear at the Xanadu Lounge and these award winning Ballroom and Latin Dancers put a perfect and power packed performance.
Package rates won't break the bank with rooms available from HKD2088. So if you are looking for the best shows, the finest restaurants and the most rewarding gaming then The Sands Macau is the place for you.
Very Brief History
Sands Macau opened in May 2004. They hired a good set-up team, mainly executives and managers with many years of previous experience in the land-based and ship-based casinos of Malaysia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. They were familiar with Asian games, Asian practices, Asian play, and knew how to find and train good Asian staff.
They went with an open-plan interior design suited to the Asian clientele. They were successful from opening day and never looked back. All construction bonds were paid off by May 2005. Most of the original employees have been rewarded with multiple promotions, and managers have seen the value of their stock-options double or more.
In 2006, the casino completed an expansion increasing the casino from 165,000 sq. ft. to 229,000 sq. ft. The casino now contains around 740 table games. This was the largest casino in the world until Las Vegas Sands opened the Venetian Macao on the Cotai Strip.