Singapore held an opening celebration on Wednesday for its second integrated resort — the Marina Bay Sands.

Marina Bay Sands resort
Marina Bay Sands

The Marina Bay Sands integrated resort houses 2,560 hotel rooms and suites, a 340-meter long rooftop Sands SkyPark, a museum, shopping malls, celebrity chef restaurants, as well as a casino, which launched the trial running two months ago.

During a press conference on Wednesday, the integrated resort said that an average of about 25,000 people visit the casino each day since its soft opening, and some 500,000 punters have passed through the casino this month alone.

When fully open, the Marina Bay Sands is expected to attract over 70,000 visitors a day and 18 million visitors a year.

Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, the parent company of Marina Bay Sands, predicted the 5.5-billion-U.S.- dollar property would usher in a new era of tourism development.

“For countries serious about boosting tourism and creating new jobs, the integrated resort model is unmatched and Marina Bays Sands will now be the reference point by which all new tourism projects are judged,” Adelson said.

Raffles City Mall, Citylink Mall, Marina Square, Suntec City Mall, Suntec Convention Centre and Esplanade – Theater By the Bay are within walking distance from the hotel. Marina Bay area is particularly known for its view of the bay and affable atmosphere.

Hotel operates 5 food and beverages outlets, an espresso bar to an all-day dining restaurant servicing buffet and a-la-carte menu, the lobby lounge that serves light fare, afternoon tea, wine and cocktail, the high-end Chinese restaurant and a lobby bar that offers mood and vibe music.

Three 55 storey cascading hotel towers crowned by a 340m long SkyPark. The lobby are bright and spacious. All the three towers lobby are interlink, restaurants and lounge sit in between the link.

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