Chinese New Year Art Installation
A lion dance kicks off the Lunar New Year and the celebration continues with exciting Cantopop performer, retail promotions, and menu specialties
Las Vegas, Nevada (Jan. 13, 2017) – The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year in traditional style with an extravagant décor, entertainment, and food and beverage offerings. The excitement kicks off at 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 28, with a ceremonial lion dance and eye ceremony.
THE WATERFALL ATRIUM AND GARDENS TRANSFORM FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR
To commemorate the Year of the Rooster, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create the massive Chinese New Year display.
“Planning for this extravagant Chinese New Year display began more than a year ago,” said Dana Beatty, executive director of floral and horticulture at The Venetian and The Palazzo. “Our guests cherish the Chinese New Year holiday so we strive to create a display that is both visually stunning and culturally accurate.”
The feature of the installation is a fire rooster that stands 15 feet tall. The magnificent creature weighs 3,500 pounds and was crafted of steel and resin, hand-painted then covered with approximately 68,000 crystals.
Dotting the entire installation throughout the resort are eight smaller roosters, each hand-carved and painted by a team of six artists.
In addition, a dragon that spans 18 feet in length adorns the infinity pond in the middle of the Waterfall Atrium.
EYE CEREMONY AND LION DANCE CELEBRATION ON JAN. 28
An important ritual of Chinese culture symbolizing good luck and prosperity, the lion dance will officially kick off the Chinese New Year celebrations at The Venetian and The Palazzo at 3:00 p.m. on Jan 28. The ceremonial lion dance will begin with an eye ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere. The dance will wind its way through The Venetian lobby and casino before stopping in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, then continuing through The Palazzo casino, lobby, and ending at The Palazzo porte cochere. This exciting event features firecrackers, and a parade of dancers and drummers in authentic clothing.
SAM HUI LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
Hong Kong musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, Sam Hui will be performing at The Venetian Las Vegas for Chinese New Year. Hui is credited with popularizing Cantopop with the infusion of Western-style music and using popular street Cantonese verbiage in his lyrics. Hui will perform on Saturday, Jan. 28 in The Venetian Ballroom with special guest Shannon Lee, daughter of famed martial artist Bruce Lee.
Tickets can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, or by calling 866.641.7469.
A FEAST FIT FOR AN EMPEROR
Hong Kong Café at The Palazzo has created a special limited-time menu in honor of Chinese New Year.
Guests are invited to celebrate the occasion with a variety of authentic dishes such as braised golden dried scallop; steamed live spot prawns; crispy squab with roasted salt; pan-fried scallops and asparagus with xo sauce, and more.
The menu will be available from Jan. 28 through Feb. 8. For reservations, call 702.607.2220.
CHINESE LEGEND POPS UP AT MADAME TUSSAUDS
In time for Chinese New Year, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is celebrating the holiday by displaying one of Hong Kong’s movie icons, Jackie Chan. Guests will be able to interact with more than 100 famous faces, including the Chinese legend who is making a special appearance just for the occasion.
Also in celebration of the new year, Madame Tussauds will pay homage to the lucky number 8 with a special admission price of $18.88 per person. The attraction will be beautifully adorned with traditional Chinese décor to ring in the year of the rooster.
This offer will be available from Jan. 19 through Feb. 28. For reservations, 866.641.7469.
CHEERS TO GOOD FORTUNE THE ATRIUM
The Atrium at The Palazzo Las Vegas, a new retail emporium located on The Palazzo casino floor, is celebrating Chinese New Year with the new line addition of the 50-year-old Hardy Cognac, Noces d'Or Sublime. The thin glass plaque on the front of this decanter showcases the coat of arms of the Hardy family, a bold conqueror rooster.
Noces d’Or Sublime is a floral cognac with notes of budding lilac and features a wonderfully balanced cognac with fruity, flowery and very slightly woody notes. The decanter reverts to the golden age of the glass creation in France, the Art Nouveau style. The bas-relief decor was conceived by a well-known sculptor and crafted by famous French glass masters. Every piece has been cut, etched and polished by hand to ensure each is unique for this limited edition. The 750ml Hardy Cognac, Noces d'Or Sublime Retails for $480.00 and will be available starting Saturday, January 28, until this limited edition is gone.
In addition, International Ambassador Bénédicte Hardy will host a tasting opportunity of Hardy XO Rare in the Liquor Library in celebration of the Lunar New Year from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m on Saturday January 28. Bénédicte Hardy represents the fifth generation of Hardy Cognac makers.
RUSH IN WITH HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES
Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas remains one of Las Vegas’ top retail destinations. Featuring more than 160 signature stores with dozens of the world’s premier luxury brands, Grand Canal Shoppes will celebrate Chinese New Year with various promotions, as well as Year of the Rooster merchandise from top retailers including Bellusso Jewelers, Godiva, Michael Kors, Robert Graham, Swarovski, and more.
The Venetian and The Palazzo
About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room.
Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino & Sports Lounge, Azure pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
The resort features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.
For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS).