Sands’ Goldstein: “Our commitment to Japan is immense”

Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Goldstein spoke enthusiastically about his companies prospects and plans in Japan on an investor call on Wednesday.

“Our commitment to Japan is immense. It will be lots and lots of rooms—many, many rooms. There will be lots of retail. There will be lots of MICE, far beyond what people understand we’re thinking about for Japan,” he stated.

He added, “We don’t go into markets and look for a cheap way to do things. Sheldon’s approach has always been scale. It’s been dramatic. It’s design driven.”

Although Sands has largely avoided serious media scrutiny, Goldstein suggests that the company is in fact quite active within the country: “We are deep into it. We’re committed to it. We have a team on the ground there.”

He also mentioned a specific venue: “We are fully committed to be in Osaka.”