MACAO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The second phase opening of the Sands ® Cotai Central integrated resort on September 20 has marked its first achievement in just three days, as Sands China Ltd.'s overall visitation numbers for last weekend ( September 21 to 23) reached an all-time record for 2012 at approximately 500,000, greater than the previous record from the Chinese New Year weekend. The newest offering at Sands Cotai Central's second phase, which features the world's largest Sheraton Hotel, is a strong testament to Sands China's continuous effort to elevate Macao's status as one of Asia's leading destinations for business and leisure travelers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/HK80471 ) "We are very pleased with the customer response to our new facilities at Sands Cotai Central and it bodes well for the long term growth of Cotai," said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd. "Sands China Ltd. strives to diversify Macao tourism industry through bringing in the absolute best in hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment events. The addition of Sheraton Macao to Sands Cotai Central means Sands China's integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip will soon have a combined 9,000 rooms on offer -- a significant step towards developing Macao into a world centre of business, tourism and leisure." About Sands China Ltd. Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), and is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip ® developments include The Venetian ®Macao-Resort-Hotel, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands ® Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates the Sands ®Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company's integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the CotaiArena™ and the Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed CotaiJet™ ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company's property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming Cotai into Asia's premier entertainment and business destination. For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com. Media contact: Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited Mabel WuVenetian Macau LimitedTel: +853 8118 2268Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Sands China Ltd.