Expansion Adds 1,013 More Luxury Suites Featuring An Exclusive Concierge level

(Las Vegas, NV - Jun 27, 2003) The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino opened the new Venezia hotel tower comprised of an additional 1,013 luxury suites and featuring a lavish pool deck, The Venetian's first wedding chapel, an exclusive Concierge-Level featuring a private lounge, and a restaurant by Thomas Keller which is scheduled to open later this year.

Additionally, the Venezia opening coincides with the debut of The Venetian Congress Center expansion of 150,000 sq. ft. including three ballrooms, 64 meeting rooms, and three permanent boardrooms. To accommodate the new expansion, The Venetian has added 1,000 more parking spaces.

Just as the The Venetian set a new standard for hospitality, luxury, and convenience, the new $275 million, 12 story, all-suite Venezia furthers that legacy. As Las Vegas' only hotel featuring a Concierge Level, this "hotel within a hotel" promises to be both an oasis of tranquility and an unparalleled forum for business and discerning travelers. Guests will discover a new sense of refinement adjacent to world-class gaming and entertainment.

With the addition of Venezia, The Venetian is now the third largest hotel in the world by room count. "We are excited about the premier of Venezia and all it has to offer our guests," noted Brad Stone, Executive Vice President of Las Vegas Sands, Inc., the parent company of The Venetian. "This will be the only place in the world where guests can encounter 18 fine dining restaurants, the world's largest convention center, and a world renowned art museum all under one roof."

Venezia overlooks a lavish pool deck reminiscent of a Venetian garden. With breath-taking vistas, the pool garden features a swimming pool, three spas, and ornate gazebos. Additionally, Venezia features The Venetian's first wedding chapel, a 2,500 sq. ft. area seating up to 160 people which can be separated into three smaller chapels. Later this year, Venezia will be home to an exciting new restaurant concept by acclaimed chef Thomas Keller.

Much like The Venetian's award-winning suites, the standard luxury suite accommodations of Venezia tower include elegant, modern Italian décor and average over 700 sq. ft., but their nine and half (9"6') foot ceilings allow for a greater sense of space. The standard suite includes a spacious private bed chamber with draped canopies, an oversized 130-square-foot bathroom finished in Italian marble, and a sunken living room area furnished with a convertible sofa, two upholstered chairs, a desk and a dining table. The suite functions as not only a place to relax or entertain, but as a place to work if necessary.

The standard suite has three telephones complete with high-speed Internet access, data ports and a fax machine that doubles as a copier and computer printer. Additionally, the suite features a safe large enough for a laptop computer, a fully stocked mini-bar and two 27" flat screen color televisions - one inside a bedroom armoire, the other located inside an entertainment center in the living room.

Included among the 1,013 new suites are 122 Concierge Level suites featuring unique amenities and appointments that are built upon The Venetian's proud tradition of unmatched service. These include private access, an executive lounge to offer food and beverage twice daily, high-speed internet access, daily newspaper delivery service, automatic turndown nightly with special amenity and "goodnight wishes", bottled water and European-style turndown mat, complimentary shoe shine, silk hangers, plants in suites including a bud vase with an orchid in the bathroom, and personalized business cards and stationery will be given to all Concierge Level guests staying three or more nights.

Concierge Level amenities include:

Exclusive perks

* Private registration at 12th Floor (top floor) - Private elevator access - Unpacking services upon request

Private Lounge Access

* Business equipment (copier, fax) in lounge - Personal assistance with travel and/or show arrangements - DVD library

Private Lounge Menu

* Morning: continental breakfast in AM - Afternoon and evenings: canapés, beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

In the suite

* 100% cotton linens - 100% cotton terry items - Slippers - Special pillow menu - Thin duvets in lieu of blankets - Turndown mat with good night/good morning message - Coffee/tea delivered with wake-up call - Bottled water with turndown - Special bath menu

State of the art sophistication

* Two 32" flat screen TVs - 15" LCD TV in bathroom - Two DVD players - Cordless 2 line telephone (1) in living room

About The Venetian

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, a recipient of the Exxon/Mobile Four Star Award, AAA's Four Diamond Award, and the Five Star-Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Additionally, the property has been honored as "The Top 5 Catering Departments in the World" by Meetings and Conventions Magazine.

Re-creating Venice's legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, 18 fine dining restaurants, the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum, and extensive convention and corporate services.

The newly expanded 650,000 sq. ft. Venetian Congress Center and the 1.2 million sq. ft. Sands Expo & Convention Center offer up to 174 flexible individual meeting rooms, including the 85,000 sq. ft. Venetian Ballroom, five expansive exhibit halls, eleven elegant Junior Ballrooms, 27 hospitality suites, and three executive boardrooms. The new meeting space expansion of 150,000 square feet of additional space increase the property's total meeting and exhibition space to nearly 1.9 million sq. ft. - all under one roof.

For additional information in booking suite reservations or convention space, please contact Suite Reservations at (702) 414-4100 and Groups Sales Department at (702) 414-4020 or email [email protected] or visit The Venetian website at www.venetian.com