Inside the recently refurbished rooms at Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands

Luxury transformation at Marina Bay Sands (Credit to Marina Bay Sands)
Luxury transformation at Marina Bay Sands (Credit to Marina Bay Sands)

We look inside the renovated guestrooms at the landmark resort, which were updated earlier this year as part of a US$1 billion reinvestment.

Earlier this year, Marina Bay Sands unveiled guestrooms that were redesigned as part of a reported US$1 billion reinvestment program — the most ambitious since its opening in 2010.

The resort has become an iconic part of Singapore’s city skyline, with its ‘surfboard’-shaped roof that sits atop two towers, housing a hotel, convention centre, restaurants, and a retail precinct, among other attractions.

Two-thirds of the 1,282 hotel rooms have been completed. The hotel’s luxury suites are next to be refurbished, with the total number of suites set to increase from 137 to 422 — a move that the hotel attributes to a rising demand for luxury travel.

“This extensive design transformation of our iconic Hotel is a leap forward in our commitment to set new benchmarks for ourselves and the industry. And the transformation doesn’t just stop at our new rooms, as this is only the beginning. Over the next few years, guests will witness luxury at every corner of our property. From the arrival experience at the Lobby to new concepts on Sands SkyPark, every guest touchpoint is being reviewed and transformed, at a scale unprecedented in our 13 years of operations. We are very excited about what lies ahead as we transform to meet the evolving and elevated expectations of our guests”, said Paul Town, Marina Bay Sands’ Chief Operating Officer.

Following the guest accommodations, the transformation will continue in other spaces such as the hotel’s lobby and executive lounge, while new fine dining and health and wellness offerings are also in the pipeline.

Design notes

Designed to offer guests a sanctuary from the busy urban environment outside, the reconfigured rooms at Marina Bay Sands are said to draw inspiration from ‘Singapore’s multicultural environment’. Bedroom headboards take design cues from Chinese screens seen in the city’s brightly-hued Peranakan shophouses, while luxury touches include marbled foyers, Axminster wool carpets, and a centrepiece Armoire — a bespoke minibar illustrated with a muted-gold chinoiserie pattern on black lacquer.

A colour palette that centres around taupe creates a warm, contemporary aesthetic, while bathrooms feature glass screens with integrated lighting and luxurious countertops.

Sustainability notes

Marina Bay Sands is the largest hotel in Singapore to be certified to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Industry Criteria for Hotels and Accommodations, with sustainable design features and technology solutions that help to conserve energy.

The resort also has its own community engagement and global sustainability programs.

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