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Our Origin

Inspired by Love

While honeymooning in Venice, Italy, founder Mr. Sheldon Adelson’s wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, suggested, “If you can bring the romantic atmosphere of Venice with all the luxuries that can only be found in Las Vegas, then it can be a winner.”

The Beginning

In 1996, the Sands Hotel was imploded to make room for The Venetian Resort. To ensure every detail was faithful to Venice, the city that inspired the resort, artists and architects traveled to Venice, Italy, to study the iconic landmarks and charms of one of the world’s most romantic cities.

Old World Meets New World

Authentic materials were imported, and talented artists were commissioned to bring Venice to life in Las Vegas. For instance, the frescoes that adorn the ceilings were hand-painted by Italian artists and the three-dimensional pattern on the floor of the Grand Colonnade is a perfect replica of the floor in the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario.

Las Vegas Strip Debut

Completed in 1999, The Venetian Resort opened to classic Italian fanfare. The themed resort was a success. According to Fortune magazine, it’s credited with fueling “the overall renaissance of Las Vegas itself.”

Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Luxury Property

At The Venetian, every key unlocks a suite. Roughly twice the size of the average hotel room. Just steps outside these incomparable suites wait the world’s most sought-after chefs, entertainers, shopping, and amenities. From moment to moment, no other hotel can deliver the same exciting and rewarding experiences of The Venetian. For those who live for excitement amid luxurious surroundings, The Venetian delivers on every promise it makes and is the premier destination for those who love to live richly.

Keeping it Green

Through its sustainability strategy, The Venetian Resort leads the hospitality industry in a movement to actively minimize the environmental impact of its operations on the planet.

People Make the Place

Its “Ode to Italy” is more than just design. The resort embodies a spiritual sense of generosity, warmth, and sheer lust for life. Its magic flows from the people, guests, and Team Members alike, each fundamental to the brand.