Since its opening in 2010, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has become one of the most popular luxury destinations in the world, mainly for its stunning architecture and a splendid rooftop infinity pool more than 492 ft. long, located 656 feet above sea level, which is considered the highest in the world.
The Marina Bay Sands features a casino, a theater, multiple restaurants, a shopping mall, a hotel with 2,560 rooms and a beautiful lotus-shaped museum. With an investment of over $4 billion, the highest ever for a project of its type, the spectacular building has definitively changed the pace of the city, employing more than 10,000 staff and attracting around 70,000 visitors every day.
The services and amenities of Marina Bay Sands Singapore have nothing to envy the best tourist resorts in the world, but without a doubt one of its main attractions is the impressive SkyPark, a platform of nearly 43,000 square feet that, as an open terrace, crowns the three 55-story towers that form the core of the compound. The SkyPark, with its spectacular views of the bay and the city, has several restaurants including The Sky on 57, led by the renowned chef Justin Quek.
The hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites, among which stand out the Chairman Suite, with four bedrooms, two living rooms, a sauna, game room, entertainment room and butler service, at a price of $15,000 a night. Meanwhile, the presidential suite features three bedrooms, a private gym, living room with grand piano, and concierge service.
This impressive project was developed by acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, who based his design on the shape of a deck of cards and included decorative eccentricities such as internal waterways crossed by traditional Chinese sampans, sculptures by artists like Antony Gormley, and the sculptural complex Rising Forest by Zheng Chongbin.
As a comprehensive entertainment experience, the resort also has a world-class casino with 600 gaming tables, 1,500 slot machines and restaurants led by famous chefs such as Tetsuya Wakuda, Mario Batali, and Wolfgang Puck.
The Marina Bay Sands resort was built by Las Vegas Sands, a developer of casino resorts in Nevada, United States, which succeeded in transferring to Singapore all the fun, luxury, entertainment and exclusivity that premium tourists from around the world seek in this corner of South Asia. ■