I am not sure how many times we passed through Singapore, but it is safe to say that we were there at least six times during that year. I finally got my wish to stay at the Marina Bay Sands for a couple of nights. I mean, you have to experience the famous rooftop infinity swimming pool at least once, don’t you?
We arrived at the hotel straight from the Chiangi Airport which in itself is a destination (but more about it another time) by taking the subway. Indeed, you can take the subway to the station located right in the basement of this hotel. It was late afternoon so we checked in right away. The reception staff who handled our passports noticed that my birthday was the next day so she offered us a free upgrade to the Club floor Premier Room.
The room was impeccable, close 500 square feet suite with a massive bathroom which included a soaking tub and shower. Plus complimentary Nespresso and minibar all with stunning city views from the 38th floor. After a shower, we unpacked and went for a quick dinner downstairs and later on stopped by outside of the hotel to watch the Garden Rhapsody, a popular light and sound show at Supertree Grove (see the post). Singapore Gardens by the Bay Light Show is truly something you should not miss when you are in town. We got tickets to get upstairs to OCBC Skyway, as the 128-meter-long aerial walkway nested among the Supertrees (see the video).
After returning to the room around 9 pm, we noticed other benefits of staying on the Club floor. Our room was cleaned, towels changed, Nespresso pods refilled and the bed was prepared for us to turn in for the night with the hotel sleepers placed by the bedside. And that happened each time we left the room with different things arranged for us depending on the time of the day.
Since it was still pretty early we changed into swimwear, put on the bathrobes and headed out to the rooftop pool, because when it is 35C outside at 9 pm it’s a perfect time for a swim and to watch the city by night. Let’s just say we stayed in the pool until it was closed for the night. When we got back to the room there was a platter with chocolates waiting for us wishing us a good night. I was convinced someone lived in the walls and as soon as we leave the room, they jump in to get things set up in anticipation of our future needs…
Of course the rest of the stay, we were poolside because how can you not enjoy this marvel of design and technology at the same? The views never get boring from the rooftop.
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Here are 10 facts about Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore:
- Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort that features a luxury hotel, a convention center, a shopping mall, a museum, a casino, and many other entertainment and dining options.
- The hotel is one of the most iconic landmarks of Singapore and is known for its unique architecture, including its three towers that are connected by a massive sky park.
- The hotel has a total of 2,561 rooms and suites, with the largest suite covering more than 1,500 square meters.
- The SkyPark on the roof of the hotel is a major attraction and features a 150-meter infinity pool, observation decks, restaurants, and a lush garden.
- The hotel’s shopping mall, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, has over 800,000 square feet of retail space and features luxury brands such as Chanel, Gucci, and Prada.
- The hotel’s convention center is one of the largest in Asia and can accommodate up to 45,000 delegates.
- The ArtScience Museum, located within the resort, is a museum that showcases a range of exhibits related to art, science, design, and technology.
- The Marina Bay Sands Casino is one of the largest casinos in the world and features over 600 table games and 1,500 slot machines.
- The hotel has 21 restaurants and bars, including several celebrity chef restaurants such as CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay.
- Marina Bay Sands has won numerous awards since its opening in 2010, including the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel Award, and is consistently ranked among the top hotels in the world.