The Nicest Hotel Ever...
Sunday my parents checked out of their hotel near my school, and check into the Marina Bay Sands! Marina Bay Sands is the 3 buildings with the boat thing across the top in all of my pictures of downtown Singapore. For a more accurate description:
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including cost of the prime land. With the casino complete, the resort features a 2,561-room hotel, a 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) convention-exhibition centre, the 800,000-square-foot (74,000 m2) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, an iconic ArtScience museum, two large theatres, seven "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, an ice skating rink, and the world's largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m.
Basically, it is an amazing complex of hotel, casino and the coolest infinity pool ever designed. We spent the majority of the day just hanging out in the room, by the roof top pool, and around the hotel. When you enter your room, the curtains automatically open to show you a beautiful view of downtown Singapore. The bathroom was absurdly huge, with a really really nice shower. The Skypark is the most amazing part of the hotel though, and one cannot describe the view from the top, so here are a few pictures. Of course we had to go back later at night to get both experiences.
After we spent some time in the skypark, we went down to Boat Quay for dinner and then walked around Clarke Quay for a bit. They are both filled with restaurants and are located right along the Singapore River. To end our night we went back to the Skypark, sat in the hottub (also overlooking Singapore as an infinity pool) and enjoyed the evening.