December 10, 2012) – Booking rooms at The Venetian®
Macao and Sands® Macao just became even easier, as each web site is
now accepting payments via Alipay, China's most widely-used third-party online
payment solution. The veteran service provider has more than 700 million registered
accounts as of June 2012 and began facilitating transactions from The Venetian
Macao and Sands Macao websites on November 28.
“Offering Alipay as an additional payment option when
booking our hotels online represents a fabulous convenience for our guests who
book online from mainland China,” said Mr. David
Sisk, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sands China Ltd. “We
are constantly looking for ways to improve upon the already exceptional
experience of our visitors, and we know the addition of Alipay to our web
portals will be very well received by our mainland guests.”
“We are excited to be collaborating with The Venetian Macao
and Sands Macao to make it even easier for Chinese consumers to make payments
for hotel bookings online,” said Jerry Sung, Vice President and Head of
International Business at Alipay. “This tie-up is part of our continued commitment
to provide our users with convenient and easy-to-use payment solutions in every
aspect of their everyday lives.”
To celebrate the launch, The Venetian Macao is providing a
special Suite + Breakfast Package for Alipay users, at up to 60 per cent off
peak rates, starting at HK$1,450(approximately RMB 1,160) and offering:
• Accommodation for two in a luxurious Royale
• Complimentary daily breakfast for two at
Cafe Deco or Fogo Samba
The limited-time package is available for stays from now
until July 12, 2013, and must be booked by March 31, 2013. Add HK$400*
(approximately RMB 320) per accompanying adult (13 years old or above) per
night or HK$150* (approximately RMB 120) per accompanying child (12 years old
or under) per night to enjoy all the above offers. Full terms and conditions
are available at www.venetianmacao.com/Macao-offers/Alipay-Member-Exclusive-Suite-Deal.
Alipay is also sponsoring a special winter travel promotion
for its users, from now until December 21, 2012, with a lucky draw that
includes five winners who will each receive one complimentary room night at The
Venetian Macao. For more information, please visit fun.alipay.com/freehaiwai.
To book online for stays at The
Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel or Sands Macao, please visit www.venetianmacao.com/ or www.sandsmacao.com/.
caption: The Venetian Macao and Sands
Macao websites have begun accepting payments for online bookings via Alipay, China's most widely-used
third-party online payment solution. To celebrate the launch, a special Suite
+ Breakfast Package is available for Alipay users.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007,
The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's
first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and
architectural icons of Venice,
Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square
metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat
CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying
entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury
Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment;
more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly
fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal.
Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf
For more information,
please visit www.venetianmacao.com.
About Sands® Macao
Opened in 2004, Sands® Macao is a world class
hotel and entertainment complex with 289 luxury suites. Its stunning gold glass
exterior houses a wide range of diversions including specialty restaurants, a
heated outdoor swimming pool, deluxe spa and salon, conference and banquet
facilities and unrivalled gaming excitement and live entertainment. It is also
home to the Paiza Club: an invitation-only international VIP club with 51
premium suites with size, opulence and grandeur that rivals the best the world
has to offer. As the first gaming complex in Macao
owned and operated by an international operator, Sands Macao quickly set the
benchmark for future developments in Macao.
Launched in 2004, Alipay
(www.alipay.com) is the most widely used third-party online
payment solution in China,
providing an easy, safe and secure way for millions of individuals and
businesses to make and receive payments on the Internet. It had more than 700
million registered accounts as of June 2012. Alipay provides an escrow payment
service that reduces transaction risk for online consumers. Shoppers have the
ability to verify whether they are happy with goods they have purchased before
releasing funds to the seller. Alipay is an affiliate of Alibaba Group.
*All rates are in MOP/HKD and subject to 5% government tax and 10%
service charge. Maximum four guests per selected room.