The Canals of The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (must see)
One of the most remarkable features of The Venetian Hotel is its remarkable replication of the canals of Venice. Serving as a testament to architectural brilliance, these canals not only offer breathtaking views but also transport visitors into an immersive Italian atmosphere, rendering it an incredibly romantic setting. Drawing inspiration from the charming city of Venice, Italy, the hotel showcases architectural replicas of prominent Venetian landmarks. Among them are the iconic Palazzo Ducale, the vibrant Piazza San Marco, the enchanting Piazzetta di San Marco, the revered Lion of Venice Column and the Column of Saint Theodore, the majestic Saint Mark's Campanile, and the renowned Rialto Bridge.
This remarkable resort first opened its doors on May 3, 1999, amidst a grand spectacle featuring fluttering white doves, triumphant trumpets, and serenading gondoliers. The Venetian Chairman and Owner, Sheldon G. Adelson, had the esteemed company of actress Sophia Loren to assist in dedicating the inaugural motorized gondola. This monumental project came to fruition at a staggering cost of $1.5 billion, solidifying its status as one of the most opulent and expensive resorts of its kind during its time.
Further expanding its offerings, The Venetian unveiled the majestic Venezia Tower on June 27, 2003. This 1,013-room hotel tower, gracefully perched atop the garage parking lot, was meticulously designed by the renowned firm KlingStubbins. Soaring to a height of 475 feet (145 meters) and encompassing 36 floors, the Venezia Tower exemplifies the epitome of architectural excellence and refined elegance.
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