The Marina Bay Sands Singapore, locally referred to as the MBS, opened in 2011 and is now an iconic landmark on the skyline of this bustling city state in South East Asia. The hotel boasts over 2,500 luxury guestrooms set in three, 55-storey glass & metal towers. There are over 60 restaurants & bars in the hotel including the two Michelin starred Waku Ghin and one star CUT from the Wolfgang Puck stable. With a mall featuring 270 shops, a casino, a museum, and a host of sports facilities on offer – all set under one, enormous, roof – Marina Bay Sands is a veritable city within a city.
Long a stop-over point for international travellers, hotels like Marina Bay Sands and a plethora of tourist attractions have turned Singapore into a destination in itself.
Three giant mirrored towers soar 200 metres (650 feet) up in the sky and are crowned with a spaceship-like structure, the Sands Skypark, which is as long as Paris’s Eiffel tower is tall. Skypark (on the 57th floor) is the world’s largest cantilever viewing deck also featuring the longest elevated infinity pool in the world – the stuff of Instagram dreams and a major drawcard of this ‘mega hotel’.
Nicknamed ‘the surfboard in the sky’ by locals – the incredible 150-metre-long (500 feet) infinity pool stretches along its centre, surrounded by a deck with day beds and sun loungers and fringed by landscaped gardens of lush palms and shrubs.