LAS VEGAS--Bookings are being taken for the Venetian Resort Hotel
Casino, slated to open April 21, via the resort's new Web site.
The site, located at www.venetian.com, offers Internet users a
sneak preview of the $1.2 billion resort, which takes its theme
from Venice, Italy, during the Renaissance. The site provides a
look at guest rooms in what will be the Las Vegas Strip's first
Also featured will be a look at the 500,000-square-foot Venetian
Congress Center, which includes an 83,000-square-foot, pillarless
ballroom and a connection to the 1.2 million-square-foot Sands Expo
and Convention Center.
In addition, the site will include updates and information about
the property's upscale restaurants, which include Joechim
Splichal's Pinot, David Overton's Grand Lux Cafe, Emeril Lagasse's
Delmonico Steakhouse and Larry Mindel's Canaletto, as well as its
shopping area, the first Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in the U.S.
and the SpaClub at the Venetian by Canyon Ranch.
Visitors to the site can view construction photos showing
progress on the property's re-creations of such Venetian landmarks
as St. Mark's Square, Campanile Tower, Doge's Palace, the Grand
Canal and the Rialto Bridge.
Other links include information about the resort's
116,000-square-foot casino, whose interior will resemble a Venetian
palace and which will offer 2,500 slot machines and 118 table
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Phone: (800) 494-3556 for reservations, open round the clock; (888)
283-6384 for group sales, open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Mondays