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Sands Macao Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Sands Macao, the first Las Vegas-style entertainment complex in Macao, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a grand ceremony on May 18, 2023. The event marked a significant milestone in the company's history and the development of Macao as a world-class tourism and leisure destination.

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Sands Macao’s opening in 2004 ushered in a transformative era for Sands China, as it paved the way for the company’s expansion across the Cotai Strip. Today, Sands China’s portfolio includes five integrated resorts – The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, The Londoner Macao, The Parisian Macao, and Sands Macao – which have collectively welcomed over 950 million visits since.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Wilfred Wong, Executive Vice Chairman of Sands China Ltd., highlighted the company’s pivotal role in Macao’s transformation into a global tourism hub.

He emphasized, “Sands China has been at the forefront of Macao’s development as a world-class tourism and leisure destination, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to innovation, diversification, and enhancing the guest experience, the company has continually pushed the boundaries of what an integrated resort can offer, setting new standards for the industry.

The celebration featured captivating performances, including a nod to the original entertainment that wowed guests at Sands Macao’s opening, as well as a gala dinner with a Moulin Rouge-inspired musical program.

Sands China also commemorated the occasion by hosting internal celebrations for its team members, including over 15,000 who will have reached milestone service anniversaries by the end of 2024. The company further extended its celebration to the wider community by collaborating with the Fuhong Society of Macau on an art project.

As Sands Macao celebrates its 20th anniversary, Sands China remains steadfast in its mission to transform Macao into a world-leading tourism and leisure destination, building on the solid foundation laid by the pioneering resort. The company’s continued investment and innovation have positioned Macao as a global hub for integrated resort experiences, attracting visitors from around the world.

Sands China’s commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement has been a key part of its growth strategy, reinforcing its position as a responsible corporate citizen. The company’s integrated resort model has also served as a blueprint for the development of Macao’s gaming and tourism industries, contributing to the diversification of the local economy.

The company has proved its resilience and adaptability throughout these two decades in the face of industry challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these obstacles, Sands China has remained a driving force in Macao’s transformation, continually seeking new ways to enhance the guest experience and support the local community.


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