BACKSTORY: A luxury hotel and casino resort situated between Harrah's and The Palazzo on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip on the site of the old Sands Hotel. Designed by KlingStubbins, the hotel tower contains 36 stories and rises 475 feet. The Venetian is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The Venetian also serves as the seat of the corporate headquarters for its parent company. This hotel features a lifelike replica tower of St Mark's Campanile in Venice, Italy.