I Love Hotels ❤ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

This time we head over to the world’s forth-leading financial centre – Singapore – behind New York, London and Hong Kong. Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort near the CBD in the southern part of Singapore and billed as the most expensive standalone casino property at S$8b.

Marina Bay Sands complex

Marina Bay Sands complex

The resort includes a hotel, convention centre, shopping mall, casino and probably most famous of all the 340m long SkyPark hosting the 150m long Infinity Pool, more on that later.

Busy lobby at Marina Bay Sands

Busy lobby at Marina Bay Sands

Boasting over 2,500 hotel rooms over three towers you can imagine it’s a busy place which is probably one of the most noticeable differences to other 5 star properties.

Premier Room at Marina Bay Sands

Premier Room at Marina Bay Sands

We stayed in the spacious, contemporary Premier Room on level 42 of Tower One with a balcony overlooking Gardens by the Bay.

Views from the balcony

Views from the balcony

The best feature in the room is the large bathroom with a free-standing bath and walk-in shower

Spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and bath

Spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and bath

It takes a while to get your bearings around this massive property and there’s lots to explore. The shopping mall is mainly high-end fashion but there are some mid-tier retailers as well. Compared to Genting’s Resort World, the casino in my opinion is more pleasant but the entire ground floor is a smoking zone so head to level 1 if you’re a non-smoker.

The famous Infinity Pool

The famous Infinity Pool

The Infinity Pool on level 57 is undoubtedly the highlight of this property and whilst it’s hugely popular with hotel guests there’s still plenty of room for everyone. Floating on top of the world, the view is simply breathtaking and a destination in itself. Be sure to visit in different times to admire the views.

View from the Infinity Pool

View from the Infinity Pool

Another attraction at SkyPark is Sky on 57, the restaurant offering a modern take on asian cuisine led by celebrity chef Justin Quek.

Sky on 57

Sky on 57

Expect to dine in a relaxed and sophisticated environment with the food, service and view to match.

Fine dining at Sky on 57

Fine dining at Sky on 57

We tend to over eat on our holidays so getting so exercise done isn’t so bad. The Banyan Tree Fitness Club is located on level 55 in Tower Two is well equipped and is one of the busier hotel gyms.

Banyan Tree Fitness Club at MBS

Banyan Tree Fitness Club at MBS

It’s quite refreshing to workout with a view like this.

View of Singapore whilst working out

View of Singapore whilst working out

In conclusion the Infinity Pool is amazing enough to warrant a stay at Marina Bay Sands but I’m not convinced it’s our hotel of choice for Singapore.

 

I love staying at hotels, new and luxe ones that is. Met with a warm welcome as you enter a grand lobby and opening the doors and seeing the  sophisticated and thoughtful interiors of a fresh immaculate room…’I ❤ Hotels’ is a series where I share hotel experiences that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

Advertisements