marina bay sands hotel singapore marina bay sands hotel singapore
may 06, 2011

marina bay sands hotel singapore

marina bay sands hotel singapore images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

 

 

marina bay sands complex consists of three hotel towers connected by the magnificent sands skypark. designboom’s editors had the great opportunity to stay and test out the newly opened hotel. with over 2,500 rooms and suites, it is the biggest hotel in singapore. the sands skypark with pool is built at the height of 200 meters. its lush, landscaped gardens are home to 250 trees and 650 plants and offer a total of 12,400 square meters of space – big enough to fit three football fields. hotel guests have the exclusive use of a 150-meter infinity swimming pool, the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height.

sunset at the pool images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

night view images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

anita hackethal (of designboom) enjoys a nighttime swim in the pool at the skypark image © designboom

 

birgit lohmann (of designboom) in the pool at the skypark image © designboom

 

the marina bay sands building by moshe safdie architects images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

 

 

 

the hotel has sloping towers and straight legs connected at level 23 to form a single building. in hotel tower 1, the slope is as steep as 26 degrees, making it one of the most complex hotels ever built. this 1.2 hectare skypark, designed as a tropical oasis, is longer than the eiffel tower is tall and large enough to park four-and- a-half A380 jumbo jets. it extends to form one of the world’s largest public cantilevers. the rooms offer views of the south china sea or singapore skyline.

from this privileged observation deck, hundreds of visitors at a time can feast their eyes on the unforgettable panorama view images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

 

 

 

even if you are not a hotel guest, you can enter the sands skypark. you can visit the observation deck to experience the unsurpassed views of singapore. entrance to the hotel facilities and the use of the pool is not permitted. public entrance to this area is outside hotel tower 3. you can purchase tickets from the box office located in the new and permanent location at basement 1.

bedroom images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

 

 

 

2,561 rooms and suites, 55 floors, 18 different room types includes 230 luxury suites that come with butler service and privileged access to VIP areas.

the club images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

 

 

 

the club at marina bay sands, the executive club lounge at tower 2, allows club/suite guests to enjoy their breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails while enjoying the spectacular views at the skypark.

bathroom images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

 

 

 

the captivating marina bay sands art path comprises a collection of spectacular art installations that were commissioned to integrate with moshe safdie’s architecture.

‘rising forest’ in the atriumimages © designboom

 

 

 

 

‘rising forest’ by shanghai artist chongbin zheng is a ceramic sculpture composed of 83 massive glazed stone-ware ceramic vessels occupying approximately 4,000 square meters in the hotel atrium. each vessel weighs in at 1,200 kilogram and measures 3 meters tall. the vessels were so large that the artist had to build a customized kiln the size of a small building. ceramics of this size are rarely made and fired in one piece. in the atrium there are several dining bars. ‘rise’ which is an all-day restaurant featuring world cuisine, emphasizes south east asian specialties. rise offers buffet and a-la-carte breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper.

jin shan image © designboom

 

 

 

 

jin shan (金山) is a high-end restaurant serving exquisite chinese fare. it is decorated with lantern pavilions and private dining rooms. the cuisine presents the best of cantonese, hunan and szechuan flavors.

immense ‘drift’ sculpture in the lobby by artist UK antony gormley images courtesy of marina bay sands

 

 

 

 

the ‘drift’ sculpture by artist UK antony gormley is a massive three dimensional stainless steel polyhedral matrix of over 16,100 steel rods and more than 8,320 steel nodes. measuring approximately 40 meters long, 23 meters high and 15 meters wide. the structure weighs 14.8 tons. drift is suspended cloud-like in the air between levels 5 and 12 of the atrium of hotel tower 1.

designboom editors on picture souvenir image © designboom

 

all whirlpools at the skypark offer views of the south china sea image © designboom

  • You should give credit where it’s due and mention that all of the roof top deck was designed by landscape architect Peter Walker.

    Justin says:
  • landscape architecture: peter walker and partners
    please see our previous article for
    [url=https://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/9485/moshe-safdie-marina-bay-sands.html] architecture credits [/url]

    designboom says:
  • amazing hotel ever seen. will make a point to visit, this, whenever i go singapore

    mohit says:
  • I wish I had been there too 🙂
    once in a lifetime pace

    nadiali says:
  • Is there any necessity for swimming on the top of hotels?

    cococo says:
  • Yes, definitely. You get a good bird-eye view and a great time feeling on top of the world.

    dnstdavid says:
  • I LIKE IT!!!!

    NYAMONDE RAMADHANI says:
  • awesome architecture

    Tyler Riddle says:
  • wouldn’t it be like really really ridiculously easy to fall over the edge of the pool and off the building?…

    stephanie says:
  • My daughter and parents have just come back from singapore and went to that hotel came back with some awesome photos from up on top of that hotel amazing

    belinda says:
  • I agree stephanie, i feel like i’d fall off

    worried says:
  • to stephanie– infinity pools only look like the water is going off a cliff. There is a wall there!

    mindcaviar says:
  • oh, well then that makes a lot more sense haha.
    thanks!

    stephanie says:
  • I think it is the most ridiculous looking monstrosity I have ever seen. It reminds me of some giant carnival ride. For me wildly ill-considered spectacle does not equal good taste or fine architecture. What a waste of money…

    Pieter says:
  • Inspiring. We live in the age of design!

    Mainual says:
  • this is awesome

    Web design says:
  • Um, can you clarify the ‘wall’ a bit more. Where is the wall and how is it stopping people from falling off?

    Ben says:
  • wow! really amazing, hope someday i can visit there!

    august says:
  • i want to vizit it too!!!!!!!!!

    tinkerbell says:
  • really amazing picturer! thank you a lot!

    august says:
  • to those who are asking about the swimming pool and “wall”, there’s a lower platform that you can only see when you’re at the edge of swimming pool. this platform has a wall so it OBVIOUSLY will stop people from jump and falling off. The architects and designers are way smarter than us, don’t worry about that.

    dpba says:
  • Yes infinity pools always extend passed the swimming pool wall. This place is amazing. I will put this on my wish list of places to visit!

    Nicole says:

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