Macau welcomed its newest integrated resort last night as the highly-anticipated Parisian Macao opened its doors to the public for the very first time.
In a glittering ceremony attended by Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson, guests and onlookers were treated to a spectacular light and pyrotechnics show as well as a performance by award-winning Belgian singer Lara Fabian – all broadcast live on Sands China’s big screens along the Cotai Strip.
“What started with a Venetian and now adds a Parisian to the family, the Cotai Strip has become one of the world’s greatest tourism marvels,” Mr Adelson said. “Before our very eyes, Macau is making a similar transition to the one it took Las Vegas decades to make, evolving from a destination only suited for gaming customers to an environment which still provides a safe and reputable gaming experience, but also offers a wide variety of activities, attractions and amenities for people of all backgrounds, income levels and interests.”
The grand opening included a lion dance earlier in the day, followed by a gala dinner featuring a performance by Hong Kong actress and pop star Karen Mok. The celebrations will continue today with a fashion show at Shoppes at Parisian.
The Parisian Macao boasts 3,000 guestrooms and suites, convention and meeting space, international restaurants, a spa, kids’ club, health club, pool deck with themed water park and 1,200-seat theatre among other features.