Guests at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore’s exciting island getaway, have six exceptionally themed hotels to choose from – Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael, Festive Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Equarius Hotel and the Beach Villas, set amidst world class entertainment, chic shopping and the finest restaurants.
Michael Graves (also famous for his product designs, particularly the iconic Alessi ‘whistling bird’ tea kettle) and his firm led by principal architect Patrick Burke have created the master plan and architecture throughout this integrated resort, as well as the distinct interiors for Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael, Festive Hotel and the Hard Rock Hotel.
Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is the place jetsetters come to feel like rock stars. Hip and trendy, dripping with attitude, the hotel is splashed with modern design touches, plush furnishings and dramatic ambient lighting and pool beach. The funky rooms are avant-garde with pop icons dressing the walls and bathrooms made to reflect a backstage dressing room! If you happen to stay in the presidential suite, you can watch live concerts going on at the resort from your very own private balcony!
This entertainment filled property also takes ‘green living’ very seriously. Rainwater and water from the air conditioning systems are used to irrigate the landscapes, a solar PV arrangement also generates more than 550 megawatt hours of electricity per year, while preservation of 900 trees and a coral fringe are only some of the measures taken to reduce the hotel’s carbon foot print.
Eating at the resort is a culinary delight from Michelin Star dining to authentic street food. Tangerine, headed by award winning Thai author and television personality, Chef Ian Kittichai, serves healthy spa cuisine in a natural ambience, quieted by muted colours that bring the lush outdoors inside. While Osia, helmed by Australian celebrity Chef Scott Webster and Chef de Cuisine Douglas Tay has an innovative menu inspired by fresh Australian produce.
The interiors reflect the food served here – clean, uncluttered and laid-back, featuring an interactive open kitchen as well. For authentic street fare, the fully air conditioned Malaysian Food Street is designed to re-create the look and feel of the by lanes of Malaysia, with facades of old shop houses, authentic hawker stalls and replicas of 1950s style coffee shop furniture and street fixtures.
Spanning 49 hectares and costing S$7 billion to build, this mega resort is home to Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios, one of the world’s largest aquariums and Southeast Asia’s only aquatic park that is incorporated with marine life and an interactive dolphin cove. The S.E.A. Aquarium journey takes guests through 10 different zones, covering the vast oceans of the planet through 49 habitats.
Home to more than 100,000 marine animals from across 800 species, spanning 42.8 million litres of water, the aquarium’s centerpiece is the Open Ocean habitat and the shark tunnel. At the Maritime Experiential Museum you can experience the bustling bazaars, Typhoon Theatre, interactive exhibits, shipwreck artifacts, life sized ship replicas and a wide range of exciting educational programs for kids.
For a truly authentic taste of Singaporean humour Great World Cabaret features top local talents in the performing arts. “Bo Bo Cha Cha” relives Singapore’s entertainment scene in the 1960s and 70s with a live theatrical variety show headlined by a different stand-up local comedian every week, as well as an illusionist, dancing girls, singers, acrobats and much much more.
Delight in the non-stop entertainment, signature shopping and gastronomic pleasures all set within the property’s world class hotels. Resorts World Sentosa has something to charm everyone, from an exclusive uber luxe spa vacation to the more casual family style holiday.
Text By Natalie Pedder-Bajaj
Photographs Courtesy Resorts World Sentosa