LVS President Michael Leven Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at Americas Lodging Investment SummitLOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- The American Hotel & LodgingAssociation and Burba Hotel Network presented Las Vegas Sands(NYSE: LVS) President &COO, Michael A. Leven, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas LodgingInvestment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles.The award is ALISs highest honor, recognizing individuals with an exemplary record ofachievement in hospitality through research, education, community outreach, and industrydevelopment.A veteran hospitality executive, Mr. Leven has spent more than 50 years in the hotelbusiness. Throughout his career, he has been involved with numerous hospitality projects.He was previously the president and COO of Holiday Inn Worldwide, president of DaysInn of America, and president of Americana Hotels. Additionally, he was the president andCEO of U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc., a company he founded in 1995 that developed andfranchised the Microtel Suites and Hawthorn Suites hotel brands. He also co-foundedthe Asian American Hotel Owners Association in 1989, helping grow the association from amere 12 members to 9,300 members today."Receiving the ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award is a very high honor and no one is moredeserving of this prestigious award than Mike," said Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEOof Las Vegas Sands. "Mike Levens career is distinguished by its reliability and ongoingsuccess and his philosophy of management will be valued by future generations ofhospitality leaders. Im gratified that the association has recognized his over 50 years ofcontributions to the hospitality business."For an exclusive interview with Mike Leven, visit our corporate blog --www.sandsconfidential.com -- where we talk with Mike about his over 50 years in the hotelbusiness.Over the years, Mr. Leven has received numerous awards. Besides the ALISs LifetimeAchievement Award, he was a recipient of the American Association of Franchisees andDealers Lifetime Achievement Award and was previously named to HSMAIs Hot List of 25Most Extraordinary Sales & Marketing Minds in Hospitality & Travel. He also received
the UJA Federation of New York Hotel and Hospitality Award, the American JewishCommittee Selig Distinguished Service Award, and the Georgia Hospitality & TravelAssociation Spirit of Hospitality Award.In addition to being a member of the Las Vegas Sands Board of Directors, Mr. Leven alsoserves as a board member for the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Birthright IsraelFoundation, Hersha Hospitality Trust, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans ofAmerica organization, American Gaming Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.In addition, he is a member of the Georgia Aquarium Board of Directors and a trustee ofthe Marcus Foundation."Mike has given his life to this industry and we are all better for it," said Mr. Adelson. "Alongthe way he has earned the respect of everyone in our business -- from part-time and salariedworkers to top executives and media personalities. Since joining us as president in early2009, Mike has been instrumental in the tremendous success the company has experiencedand he has helped set the path for the bright future we still have ahead of us. Weve beenlucky to have him."About Las Vegas SandsLas Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading global developerof destination properties (Integrated Resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chefrestaurants, and many other amenities.The Venetian® and The Palazzo®, Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip,and Sands® Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania are the companys properties in the UnitedStates. Marina Bay Sands® is the companys iconic IntegratedResort in Singapores downtown Marina Bay district.Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the company owns a portfolio ofproperties on Macaos Cotai Strip®, including The Venetian®Macao, Four Seasons HotelMacao, and Sands Cotai Central. The company also owns the Sands® Macao on the MacaoPeninsula.Las Vegas Sands is committed to global sustainability through its Sands ECO360 degreesprogram and is an active community partner through its various charitable organizations.
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