Marina Bay Sands
is an integrated resort
fronting Marina Bay
. Developed by Las Vegas Sands
, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino
property at S$
8 billion, including cost of the prime land.
With the casino complete, the resort features a 2,561-room hotel, a 1,300,000 square foot convention-exhibition centre, the 800,000 square foot The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
mall, an iconic ArtScience museum, two large theatres, seven "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, an ice skating rink, and the world's largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool
, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m. The 20-hectare resort was designed by Moshe Safdie
Architects. The local architect of record was Aedas
Singapore, and engineering was provided by Arup
and Parsons Brinkerhoff (MEP). The main contractor was SsangYong
Engineering and Construction.
Originally set to open in 2009, Las Vegas Sands faced delays caused by escalating costs of material and labour shortages from the onset. The severe global financial crisis
also pressured the company to delay its projects elsewhere to complete the integrated... Read More