IHG and Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sign Strategic Agreement

The Venetian and The Palazzo to be designated as InterContinental Alliance Resorts
The Venetian Las Vegas // © 2010 The Venetian Las Vegas
The Venetian Las Vegas // © 2010 The Venetian Las Vegas

The Details

The world's largest hotel company by number of rooms, today announced the signing of a 10-year license agreement with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to affiliate The Venetian and The Palazzo with the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts global portfolio.

The Venetian and The Palazzo will maintain their independent and established identities. Both resorts, combined, offer more than 7,000 luxurious all-suite accommodations, as well as world-class gaming, entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, luxury shopping and celebrity chef restaurants that define the Las Vegas experience.

The Venetian and The Palazzo will gain access to IHG's global operating system, which includes the hotel industry's most visited websites in 13 different languages; 10 worldwide call centers; a powerful global sales force; and Priority Club Rewards, the world's largest hotel loyalty program with 52 million members.

"This alliance with Las Vegas Sands Corp. and IHG's InterContinental brand creates a shared opportunity to give our guests access to leading luxury resorts in Las Vegas," said Jim Abrahamson, president, the Americas, IHG. "Las Vegas is the most requested destination for our Priority Club Rewards and Ambassador members, and these resorts epitomize the glamour of Las Vegas and provide world-class experiences that perfectly fit with what our guests want from InterContinental Hotels & Resorts."

Members of IHG's Priority Club Rewards and Ambassador loyalty programs will have the opportunity to enjoy for the first time membership benefits and recognition at two award-winning flagship resorts in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. And The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts guests will benefit from IHG's loyalty programs, by earning points at these resorts that they can redeem for stays at any of IHG's 4,500 hotels worldwide, including 168 InterContinental hotels and resorts.

"This is a perfect marriage between two world-class resorts and one of the most prominent hotel companies in the world," said Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer, Las Vegas Sands Corp. "We are especially excited by the opportunity to provide more than 52 million IHG Priority Club members the ability to earn and redeem their points at two of Las Vegas' most luxurious and exciting destinations."

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