Ten years after founding COMDEX, an industry-defining computer trade show, Sheldon Adelson and his partners bought the famous Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
Pioneering the Integrated Resort Model
Sands is the preeminent developer and operator of world-class integrated resorts that drive valuable business and leisure tourism in the regions where we operate.
A City Under One Roof
Featuring an array of richly diverse and compelling offerings under one roof, our Integrated Resorts blend luxury hotels and state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities with a variety of amenities such as gaming, celebrity chef restaurants, high-end shopping and an action-packed schedule of concerts, shows, exhibits and other attractions.
Founded in 1989, we have a proven track record of driving significant positive impact in the regions where we operate and advancing the tourism industry with innovative developments and offerings.
Las Vegas Transformation
The opening of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in 1999 introduced the MICE-driven Integrated Resort by combining The Venetian Hotel with luxury shopping, entertainment and massive meeting space at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, which Sands opened in 1990. The Integrated Resort helped transform Las Vegas into the meeting and convention capital of the world.
Sands has been a major catalyst in Macao’s expansion as an international travel and tourism destination. Our Founder Sheldon Adelson’s vision helped ignite construction of the Cotai Strip, where Sands would open its first Asian convention-based Integrated Resort in 2007 – The Venetian Macao, which helped triple the number of international visitors to the region.
Sands has continued to pioneer new growth in Macao and on the Cotai Strip over the years, opening its most advanced Integrated Resort, The Parisian, in 2016. Today, we operate five major resorts in Macao, with some properties containing multiple hotel brands.
Sands’ $5.6 billion investment in Marina Bay Sands marked the world’s largest expenditure for a pure hospitality project at the time of the Integrated Resort’s opening in 2010. The iconic Marina Bay Sands is one of Singapore’s most well-known architectural sights and has greatly impacted Singapore’s image as a leading global meeting and resort destination.
In 2022, Sands sold The Venetian Resort Las Vegas to more deeply entrench in Asia, where the company’s majority business holdings reside, as well as to pursue new developments in emerging markets and geographic regions.
Innovation and Impact
Through each of our pioneering developments, Sands’ innovative convention-based Integrated Resort model has ignited the hospitality industry with new sources of growth. Our expansive offerings capitalize on the complementary travel patterns of weekday business and weekend leisure travelers to maintain a constant flow of visitors into our resorts and their host cities.
We also set a high bar for excellence in the hospitality arena with industry firsts, such as the first all-suite hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and the first 6-star hotel in Macao.
Throughout our history, Sands has generated significant economic benefits for our host regions by driving high-value business and leisure tourism, contributing tax revenue and jobs, and enhancing their stature as global tourism and business capitals. Our Integrated Resorts continuously propel positive impact to the regions we serve.