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  • Resorts World at Sentosa ready for a soft opening

    Daniel Fountain
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    The Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore is on track for a soft opening this month.The 49 hectare resort, which includes Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Casino, its resident show theatre and four other hotels, has had the hotels’ façade and installation fitted out throughout last year.

    About 60 per cent of the resort’s built up area will open with the soft opening this month. Two more attractions, the Marine Life Park and the Maritime Xperiential Museum, the ESPA and two more hotels – Equarius and Spa Villas – will open progressively.

    The Resorts World at Sentosa currently has 600 staff on its payroll and has plans to hire a further 10,000 people when the resort opens.

    The S$6.59b mega-resort will be home to Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park and the world’s largest oceanarium.

    The resort has six hotels of varying themes, full conference and meeting facilities and a grand ballroom that can seat 7,300 people. The most luxurious hotel is the Maxims Tower, the world’s only Hotel Michael, named after famed US-architectural legend, Michael Graves who designed the mega-resort.

    Resorts World at Sentosa, vice president of projects, Michael Chin said: “With the hotels and Universal Studios Singapore attractions such as the world’s tallest duelling coasters Battlestar Galatica and the Waterworld Stunt Show amphitheatre rising from the ground, the anticipation towards our opening is indeed mounting.”

    Daniel Fountain / 10.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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