(Macao, May 17, 2013) - Three hundred and fifty lucky Macao taxi drivers who arrived at Sands® Macao Friday were treated to a special meal gift pack - 150 at lunch and 200 at dinner - as part of the ninth anniversary celebrations of Sands Macao.
The annual tradition is a way for Sands Macao to show its appreciation for the services provided to the Macao community and to visitors alike by Macao's fleet of hardworking cab drivers. This year's gift pack included a delectable hot meal of sea snail soup with Chinese yam and goji berries, pigeon, steamed shrimp, barbecued roast pork belly, braised conpoy with broccoli, fresh seasonal fruit and Chinese birthday buns. In addition, each taxi driver was presented with a commemorative gift of a limited-edition ninth-anniversary golden key chain.
The month-long celebration of Sands Macao's ninth anniversary in May has included a special Sands Rewards Club redemption offer of lucky golden peacocks; special menus at all Sands Macao dining outlets; and exciting entertainment with a free performance by Hong Kong actress Samantha Ko at Xanadu, Saturday, May 18 at 10 pm.
The ninth anniversary celebrations were exciting behind the scenes of Sands Macao as well. Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd.; Geoffry Andres, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sands Macao and other executives participated in a special cake-cutting ceremony as part of the Sands Macao team member celebration, which included a special lunch menu, entertainment by talented in-house performers and chances to win fabulous prizes from games and lucky draws.
Thanking them for their efforts, Mr. Tracy addressed the team members, saying: "Just nine short years ago, this iconic Sands Macao opened its doors to the public. You, our valued team members, have worked hand in hand to provide extraordinary experiences to our guests. Working as one team, I am pleased to say that together we have made Sands Macao a true success."
Photo caption: Geoffry Andres, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sands Macao, gives away a special meal gift pack to a taxi driver Friday in celebration of the ninth anniversary of Sands Macao.
Photo caption: Sands China Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Tracy joins team members at Sands Macao to celebrate its ninth anniversary Friday.
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.