Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort presents a magical new experience for guests at The Wishing Tree, a one-of-a-kind art installation located in the epicenter of the retail level inside The Palazzo Tower. This enchanting experience was designed to evoke positive emotions in an effort to inspire and bring hope to guests.
Visitors to the Wishing Tree can unlock the magic and add a personal wish to it by scanning a QR code with their smartphone. This will open an Instagram filter where each guest can use the voice-activated technology to say their wish and then watch it magnificently transport itself to the canopy of the Wishing Tree to live virtually amongst all the other wishes.
Standing 20-feet tall, the Wishing Tree is the center piece of the recently renovated 375,000-square foot retail space that resembles an Italian Garden. Boasting a life-like feel of an olive tree commonly found in Venice, Italy, the Wishing Tree is dressed with more than 3,700 hand-installed brass leaves that were individually computer designed and 3D printed. Adding even more to the charming atmosphere, the piece holds a variety of blue, red, jade, pink, rose, and olive cast-glass bird sculptures that nest in the Tree and can be heard in the outdoor-inspired space.