RESORTS WORLD AT SENTOSA: CHANGING THE FAMILY EXPERIENCE FOR EVER
Set on a tropical island resort of Sentosa at a cost of S$6.59 billion, Resorts World™ Sentosa, developed by Genting Singapore, will put Singapore on the world map as a leading leisure destination. This 49-ha mega-resort is looking to welcome 12 to 13 million visitors in 2010 when it opens.
Designed by American architect Michael Graves, together with leading Singapore architecture firm DP Architects, Resorts World Sentosa strives to be an iconic, tropical destination resort, where landscape and architecture converge. The design provides for a densely-knit, inter-related series of activities and entertainment that span the gamut from exciting to fun to relaxing.
Special care has also been taken to express the tropical nature of the place, in preserving the views of the existing forested ridge and the waterfront, and to integrate the buildings into the landscape. At least 70 per cent of Resorts World Sentosa will be kept lush and green.
Six hotels at Resorts World Sentosa will provide guests with an array of world-class accommodation totalling more than 1,800 rooms. Each hotel is designed with a distinct theme, making the resort suitable for both leisure and business visitors. Accommodation includes the ultra-luxurious Crockfords™ Tower and the world's only Hotel Michael – a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel that showcases the architecture, interior design and product design genius of Michael Graves.
Other hotels include the fun and vibrant retreat of the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore™ - the ideal choice for the hip, keen to soak in the culture of 40 years of rock and roll.
For those seeking the ultimate in pampering, 40 exclusive Spa Villas provide a perfect spot for solitude and respite.
Luxury spa brand ESPA will also be the region's first fully integrated wellness spa at Resorts World Sentosa. ESPA will offer a wide range of programmes spanning physical and mental rejuvenation to lifestyle coaching and recuperation from surgery.
THREE Leading Attractions in Asia — Under ONE Roof
Home to the world's leading attraction names, Resorts World Sentosa offers a plethora of experiences for both the young and old.
1. Universal Studios Singapore®
Boasting the first and only Hollywood movie theme park in the region, Universal Studios Singapore will feature 24 movie-themed rides and attractions, 18 of which designed exclusively for Singapore.
Amongst them is the world's tallest pair of duelling roller coasters, the world's first Transformers™ attraction, based on the blockbuster movie produced by Steven Spielberg, as well as hot favourites given a new twist, such as Revenge of the Mummy™, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™ and the WaterWorld™, Stunt Show. These attractions are found within the park's seven themed areas, including the famed Hollywood Boulevard, New York, The Lost World™, Ancient Egypt and Sci-Fi City™.
Dine, shop, play and be utterly mesmerized in FestiveWalk, a 24/7 bustling boulevard in the heart of Resorts World™ Sentosa. FestiveWalk is a great place to hang out, meet friends and be entertained by some of the world's most spectacular shows and attractions. Highlights include the Crane Dance – a breathtaking dance of a pair of 10-storey tall animatronic cranes at the waterfront, Chamber of Treasures – featuring nature-inspired imageries of earth, water, fire and air blending into a harmonious rhythm and creating an aura of good fortune and prosperity, and Voyage de la Vie – a theatrical rock circus featuring death-defying stunts by world-acclaimed circus stars.
3. Marine Life Park™
Opening after 2010, Marine Life Park will be one of the largest oceanariums in the world. A myriad of aquatic animals – including bat-rays, sharks, eels and an extensive collection of open ocean fish – will call this attraction home.
Marine Life Park aims to provide its guests of all ages interactive multi-sensory experiences, as they explore, discover and understand the need for conservation and the urgent protection of our marine ecosystems. Hand-feeding fearsome tiger sharks from an enclosed cage, interacting with inquisitive dolphins or swimming amongst the coral reefs are just some of the highlights in this wonderful underwater universe.
Maritime EXperiential Museum™
The Maritime Museum aims to retell the fascinating history of the shipping Silk Route in an unconventional language – through sight, sound and immersion.
Dedicated to celebrating Asia's maritime heritage, the centerpiece of this museum is a 3D multimedia theatre. Guests board a shipwrecked Arabia-bound vessel near Singapore 1,100 years ago. As the boat goes under, the deck rolls, pitches, turns and eventually sinks, visitors emerge from the theatre up-close with a shipwreck, surrounded by deep ocean life. They may be shaken, but no doubt stirred to explore the deep blue sea.