Singapore’s Luxury Hotel Resort – Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands, as a new developed large-scale resort in Singapore, was officially opened with a 2-day celebration on 23 June 2010 at 3.18 pm. The integrated resort is developed by Las Vegas Sands and designed by Moshe Safdie, housing a 2,560-room hotel, 120,000 sq-meter convention-exhibition center, The Shoppes mall, six restaurants, an Art & Science museum, two Sands Theatres, two floating pavilions, a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a a 150m swimming pool, set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m.
The SkyPark is featured with the world’s longest elevated swimming pool, with a 475-foot vanishing edge, perched 200 meters above the ground. The pools are made up of 400,000 pounds of stainless steel and can hold 380,000 gallons of water. We don’t need to worry about the security when swimming in such a high pool. The water in the infinity pool seems to end in a sheer drop, it actually spills into a catchment area where it is pumped back into the main pool.
Marina Bay Sandsis conceived to meet Singapore’s economic and tourism objectives for the next decade and has 30-year casino licenses. As the most expensive hotel in the world, whether it will bring Singapore huge benefit on tourism? Time will tell.