With it’s distinctive blend of Singaporean culture meets the rush and commercial success of Las Vegas, it’s no wonder Marina Bay Sands is set to become one of Asia’s premier entertainment destinations.
A quick twenty minute taxi ride from Changi Airport, the iconic three towers house over 2,000 accommodation rooms, MICE facilities capable of serving 45,000 delegates and is only a few escalators away from Singapore’s largest gaming, food and shopping complex.
Stepping into Tower 1, I was greeted by the cool breeze of air conditioning, what seemed to be a never ending lobby and a team of ‘go-getting’ concierges. Staff was so efficient and helpful that it actually felt as though I was checked in and ready to head up to my room before I could finish the sentence ‘hi, my name is…’
It might be presumptuous to say but I’d say it is quite common for guests to be initially confused after receiving their room number and door key because staff was right alongside me, kindly directing me towards my suite.
The walk from Tower 1 to Tower 3 elevators was definitely a lengthy one in regards to the usual hotel lobby walk. However Marina Bay Sands kept it scenic with conversations whispered through from diners enjoying their meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet restaurant, Rise, music leaking from the resort’s hip bar, Fuse while my eyes kept busy scanning tribute costume stands to currently playing theatre production, Wicked.
forty-fifth floor suite I felt at home amongst the warm
brown, red and cream tones used to decorate the room.
Overflowing with amenities, Marina Bay Sands had ensured I would be equipped with everything I could ever need during my stay; from toothpaste to needle and threads, an iron, bathrobes, slippers, two sets of shampoo and conditioner as well as two bars of soap, moisturizing cream as well as two complimentary bottles of water, a phone telephone and an LCD TV hooked up to international and multi-lingual channels.
While the space and entertainment inside the room would be enough to keep a guest occupied, the interior was definitely outweighed by the forty-fifth floor’s breathtaking view of Singapore.
After a quick tour of the room, be sure to make the most out of Singapore’s amazing tropical weather by throwing on your swimming gear and heading up to the SkyPark.
Boasted for its length which stretches longer than four and a half A380 jumbo jets, the SkyPark can host up to 3,900 people.
Offering a panorama view of Singapore, the SkyPark is not only the location of Celebrity Chef Justin Quek’s, Sky on 57 restaurant, but also the destination for the resort’s famous pool.
Stretching across the SkyPark, the swimming pool seemingly extends to the edge of the resort, allowing guests to access a non-disturbed view of Singapore.
Although it may seem as though swimmers may fall of the edge of the resort, it’s actually well protected and close to impossible for someone to accidentally fall out of the pool.
As well as enjoying the pool, guests up on the SkyPark can also take time out to enjoy the Jacuzzis or simply enjoy the view by chilling on the banana lounge chairs.
After a quick
swim and a bite to eat at the wide selection of dining
options available in Marina Bay Sands, guests can also
make their way up to the resort’s scenic fitness center.
You’ll definitely feel on top of the world and inspired to ‘pump-it-out’ on the walker, as you run towards the city’s bright lights.
As well providing guests with state-of-art exercise equipment, the fitness centre is also equipped with steam rooms to relieve the sweat and stress as well as a seating area to enjoy the view post-workout.
So whether you
are in Singapore with the family for a two week
vacation, traveling for work or stopping by for a
one-night layover you’ll definitely enjoy the luxury and
five class service designed and served at Marina Bay
Marina Bay Sands
Brent and Elaine, from Passport Travel, stayed at this hotel during a recent conference in Singapore. It has to be considered one of the most amazing hotels to stay at. Be warned, if you suffer from serious vertigo do not stay. Upon entering our room (47th floor) Brent made his way to the floor to ceiling window to discover that the window sloped from floor to ceiling (all part of the curve of the building itself. Therefore when you look at your feet the view goes directly to the ground and you feel as if you are standing on a small overhang - remarkable. Brent held Elaine's hand as she stepped forward. Elaine took 24 hrs to become comfortable with the sensation. The infinity pool on the open air 'top floor' lived up to all that has been said about it.
Not every place can be perfect in all respects. Due to the nature of its ground designs and open traffic throughway the hotel lacks the more intimate feeling of a traditional 'lobby'. The open ground floor area feels more like an enclosed shopping centre and air conditioned walk through area for the public. Taking away this aspect the shear innovative design and engineering makes it a must to sample. the details below by Mr N John outline more about the hotel and its food.