Hotel Review: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Simply put, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore is one of the most impressive hotels in the entire world. Opened in 2010, the hotel has welcomed over 100 million visitors and has a staggering 2,561 rooms and one of the most iconic and recognizable designs of any structure on Earth. Built on the water in the center of Singapore, the iconic structure towers over some of the most prime shopping real estate you can find in Asia and offers visitors a once in a lifetime experience.
The world famous Sands SkyPark is the highest swimming pool in the entire world perched 51 floors above the three iconic towers of the hotel. Comprising an area longer than the Eiffel Tower is high, the Sands SkyPark is only open to hotel guests, which keeps it exclusive and special for those who choose to stay there. However, since the hotel is such a popular destination for travelers from all over the world, there is an observation deck that anyone can visit for a price. One of the most memorable views in the world, you have most likely seen a picture from the Sands SkyPark at some point and dreamed about where in the world it was taken.
With the insane amount of rooms, the three towers offer different room layouts for every traveler including the most impressive hotel suites we have ever seen in the world, complete with home theaters, grand pianos, private kitchens and massage rooms that would make any luxury apartment pale in comparison.
The hotel contains some of the most impressive works of modern art in the world with huge installations in the entrance of hotel and beneath the different towers throughout the ground floor. The modern feel of the hotel extends itself into the rooms which feature classy furniture, comfortable design elements and amazing views over the city.
The Marina Bay Sands also boasts one of the most beautiful fitness centers in the world, high up in the tower just below the Sands SkyPark, the gym offers unbelievable views of Singapore, leaving those working out feeling as though they are truly floating in the sky. Attached to the gym is their amazing Banyan Tree Spa for those looking to take their relaxation to the next level.
The real intrigue of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the fact that absolutely anything you could imagine is probably available or attached to the hotel. The largest mall in Singapore is located right attached to the hotel, complete with the best high fashion stores in the world, a fully functioning river with Gondola rides and even an ice skating rink – with artificial ice, how crazy is that? The substance is just link skating on ice without the freezing temperatures.
What hotel would be complete without one of the most impressive casino’s in all of Asia? Just take a walk downstairs and visit the amazing casino which is simply another part of the Marina Bay Sands experience. While Singapore is very regulated, clean and has many laws, follow the rules and you will insure an amazing time.
If the casino and shopping mall isn’t your style, then you need to check out the amazing ArtScience Museum right outside of the mall which offers some amazing exhibits all year around. When we visited they were just opening a new dinosaur exhibit as well as a paired world class photography exhibit. Even the outside of the building is a complete work of art which stands out easily from an vantage point around the area.
Easily one of the most iconic structures on Earth, no visit to Singapore is complete without at least a visit to the world famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Make sure to take the time and explore the grounds, the shopping mall, the Sands SkyPark and surrounding areas. Sometimes you just need to let loose, book a fancy hotel and be treating like a king for a day, something a night at the Marina Bay Sands will do with flying colors.
.H . Jeff Johns is the co-founder and editor of Latitude 34 Travel Blog. Through 65 countries on 6 continents he has accumulated a seemingly endless stream of odd information, interesting stories and helpful tips and tricks to better travel. Jeff’s goal is to visit all 204 countries on Earth before he is too senile to remember them all. A graduate of the Visual Journalism program at the Brooks Institute, his true passions lay in honest visual storytelling, documentary filmmaking, Thai food and a good laugh. Together with his girlfriend Marina, they run Latitude 34 Travel Blog as a source of helpful information for those who love to travel or those who simply dream of it. If you have a comment or suggestion, send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll respond super fast!