LAS VEGAS (November 9, 2007)--- The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, one of the world's premier destination resort hotels, has been awarded the esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award for 2008---a distinction which makes it the largest property in the country to have received the award.

The AAA Five Diamond Award for hotels and restaurants is North America's most coveted symbol of excellence in the hospitality industry. The independent association defines Five Diamond properties as establishments that reflect the characteristics of the ultimate in luxury and sophistication, and accommodations that are first class.

"We're very proud to have achieved this significant milestone for The Venetian," said Rob Goldstein, president and COO of The Venetian. "From the remarkable AAA Five Diamond Award to our other rankings achieved throughout the years, these outcomes are a testament to The Venetian staff's true commitment to service excellence and to providing our guests with a world class hospitality experience."

"In attaining the AAA Five Diamond Award, The Venetian has been able to demonstrate that it can sustain the highest standard of service, provide accommodations that are first class and deliver amenities that are truly luxurious," said Michael Petrone, director AAA Tourism Information Development. "The attention to detail and service in a hotel of the scope of The Venetian really must be of consistently high caliber across the entire resort. The Venetian has achieved this and we're delighted to extend our most prestigious rating to one of Las Vegas' finest properties."