Preview Guide

Resorts World Sentosa opens!

Events - 19 January 2010 6:01 AM | Updated 06 September 2014

Resorts World Sentosa opens!

After months of anticipation and excitement, the first of Singapore’s two Integrated Resorts open its doors on Wednesday, 20 January.

Resorts World Sentosa will initially welcome guests to four hotels and 10 restaurants(read all about our Guide to Dining at Resorts World Sentosa here). Several retail shops will also open, including the Galleria and several high end jewellery shops and art galleries.

Resorts World Sentosa hopes to open its casino and Universal Studio theme park in time for the Lunar New Year next month. Phase two of the resort, planned over the next two years, will see the construction of two other hotels as well as Marine Life Park, the world’s largest ocean aquarium.

Resorts World hopes to attract up to 13 million visitors each year, significantly boosting Singapore’s tourist arrivals.

Excited yet?

Here’s a quick at-a-glance guide to Resorts World Sentosa.


Resorts World Sentosa - Hotels opening in January 2010


Festive Hotel 

Fun and vibrant, with lots of design surprises to delight families, Festive Hotel rooms come with separate chambers for parents and loft beds for kids. Every room comes with a sofa bed for extra sleeping room. Kids will have a festive time in this hotel, which offers candies, special welcome packs and bathrobes for them.

Dining options at the Festive include Fiesta, with flame-grilled, Brazilian 'churrasco'-styled offerings;

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 Boulangerie, billed as the "ultimate dessert haven"; and the Festive Lounge, where you can chill out to tasty thirst-quenchers, light snacks and easy-listening music.

390 rooms, including Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Family Rooms and Deluxe Suites.

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Hard Rock Hotel Singapore

Hip and trendy, with an attitude and dramatic ambience, guests at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore are welcomed like rock stars. Rooms are fitted out with unique furnishings like magic “chandeliers” and the edgy Hard Rock tattoo. A retreat for trendy jet-setters, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is also suitable for families. Deluxe Twins can accommodate up to 5 guests, with an extra pull-out bed for kids.

Where to eat at the Hard Rock? The Starz Restaurant is a stylish modern eatery with an international menu of contemporary delights; the Rock Bar has rock and electro tunes to bop to, an excellent selection of cocktails and drinks, and snacks; and Rang Mahal is a familiar name that is synonymous with the best of Indian cuisine.

360 rooms, including Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Suites.

Crockfords Tower

An all-suite hotel with 24-hour butler service, Crockfords Tower’s suites are elegant and intimate. Dressed in stately dark wood, luxurious fabrics, hues of red and gold, the Crockfords’ suite comes with lavish touches, such as a magic mirror that doubles as a TV screen, an en-suite pantry and a personal steam room.

Guests who check into Crockfords Tower are by-invitation only, and enjoy a range of complimentary and private dining, gaming and VIP facilities within the exclusive hotel tower.

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Fine Chinese dining at the Crockfords starts at the Dining Room, where top-notch Cantonese fare is the main attraction. Meanwhile, the Crockfords Lounge is a great place to kick back and relax, perhaps with a drink and cigar in hand.

120 rooms, including Deluxe Suites, Mansions and Villas.

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Hotel Michael

Named after and designed entirely by Michael Graves & Associates, Hotel Michael pays tribute to Michael Graves’ design genius. Call it a “collection’’ of Michael Graves’ favourite things, this one-and-only Hotel Michael in the world carries Graves’ stamp in everything from the rooms’ honey-coloured maple walls and the “archaic landscape” murals to their circular blue mosaic showers. Hotel Michael offers fine and contemporary dining at its restaurants.

For authentic Tuscan cuisine, look no further than the Palio restaurant, where scrumptious traditional Italian recipes make for glorious gastronomic encounters. For those who want to chill out, Michael's Lounge is the perfect place to wind down for the day.

470 rooms, including Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Suites, Club Rooms and Suite Rooms.

While we await the official word on when Resorts World's attractions will be open to the public, below are some of the images from these works-in-progress.

The much-awaited Universal Studios Singapore comprises of seven zones: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar.

Among the more eye-catching attractions are the dueling Battlestar Galactica rollercoasters in Sci-Fi City, the Shrek world of Far Far Away, a sensational WaterWorld 'live' water show and Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure white-water journey in The Lost World, and a Revenge of the Mummy thrill ride in Ancient Egypt.


Battlestar Galactica, Credit:©2009 Resorts World at Sentosa

Far Far Away,Credit:©2009 Resorts World at Sentosa

Ancient Egypt, Credit:©2009 Resorts World at Sentosa

The Lost World, Credit:©2009 Resorts World at Sentosa