We’re very excited to be here for the topping out of The Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower today. With this project, Sands
China is bringing the magic and wonder of Paris a little closer to Macao. And I’m glad we could all be here today for
this important milestone.
But beyond being a milestone in construction, it also represents the advancement of the vision of Sands China’s
Chairman, Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson. The vision of what would become the Cotai Strip captured his imagination all
those years ago, and now we’ve all witnessed that vision turn into reality through the hard work of many – from the
construction yard, to the boardroom, to the front desk. The Parisian Macao represents the crowning achievement of
This Eiffel Tower is an iconic structure that will redefine the beautiful landscape of the Cotai Strip. Today’s ceremony
is a demonstration of the blending of cultures from East and West, and it’s a symbolic moment of witnessing the
evolution of the Cotai Strip.
Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is Sands China’s group of interconnected integrated resorts on Cotai. And it’s truly
like no other integrated resort destination. Where else but here could you have lunch alongside the serenading
gondoliers plying the picturesque canals of Venice, and then have dinner at an authentic French bistro before
enjoying some of the most breathtaking views of the Cotai Strip from the Eiffel Tower’s observation deck.
The Parisian Macao is the latest addition to this integrated resort city of Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao. It’s part of
Sands China’s commitment to tourism diversification in Macao, and it’s the company’s contribution toward supporting
Macao’s growth as a world centre of tourism and leisure, and as one of the region’s top destinations for business,
leisure and family travellers.
Of course, there’s much more to the new Parisian Macao than just this magnificent Eiffel Tower. When it opens in the
second half of 2016, The Parisian Macao will offer approximately 3,000 guest rooms and suites. Its facilities will
include meeting space, restaurants, spa and health club, Aqua World and pool deck, a theatre, and Shoppes at
And finally, when complete, The Parisian Macao joins its award-winning sister properties in offering visitors to Cotai
an unbeatable business, leisure and entertainment offering under one roof: 12,000 rooms and suites, more than 800
duty-free shops, international dining, superstar entertainment, and Macao’s biggest and best MICE facilities.
Thank you all for being here today. I look forward to the next milestone in the construction of The Parisian Macao, as
I look forward to joining Sands China Ltd. in two weeks’ time, as the company’s new President and Chief Operating
Officer! Thank you.