It’s finally happened! The $5.95 billion Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore opened its doors at 2010, and it also managed to dethrone the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi from its position as the world’s most expensive hotel. The resort and SkyPark were officially opened on 23 and 24 June 2010, but the grand opening of Marina Bay Sands was held on 17 February 2011.
But that’s not all, the main attraction of the hotel is a 650ft wide pool perched up at the 55th storey of the magnificent hotel, making it the largest outdoor pool in the world that high.
Called as the Infinity pool, the drop at the edge of the pool spills into a three-tiered catchment which pumps water right back to the main pool! The hotel also has a boat-shaped ‘SkyPark’ on top of the three towers.
Marina Bay Sands, located next to the financial district, opened at the locally auspicious time of 3:18 pm. The casino resort is expected to generate $1billion per year! Tuesday’s opening included the casino and 963 out of 2,560 hotel rooms, a portion of the shopping mall, some restaurants, an exhibition centre and the events plaza.