I stayed in the $6.6 billion mega-hotel in the heart of Singapore, and it wasn’t anything like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’



For a top-of-the-line luxury hotel, the bathroom left a lot to be desired. The shower-head was broken, spraying water every which way, and only got to a lukewarm temperature.

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My hotel room had a wood paneled desk with a nice leather chair.

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A luxury hotel room wouldn’t be complete without a cozy robe in the closet.

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Or complimentary bottled water.

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Here’s a peek inside the Chairman’s Suite — the top end room in the hotel.

Courtesy of Marina Bay Sands

Source: Marina Bay Sands


The gym is functional but nothing special, just a line of treadmills and free weights. The biggest bummer of my stay was that the sauna and steam room were closed for renovations.

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The real star of the hotel is the Sands Skypark, which has the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool — and it’s only available for hotel guests. At 57 stories up and overlooking the Singapore skyline, it makes for quite a pool day.

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Source: Marina Bay Sands


Just about everyone in the pool is doing one thing: swimming to the edge and taking photos of the skyline over the infinity pool. There was exactly one person swimming laps, and he was pissing everyone off.

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Multiple hot tubs line the harbor side of the Skypark so you can take a dip while looking out at the sea.

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The Singapore skyline itself is nothing really to write home about, but it’s still pretty cool to have it all laid out in front of you.

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