Image from Safdie Architects via archdaily

Imposing, majestic and just plain tall, the Marina Bay Sands complex is everything you could ask for in a highrise hotel. Built in 2010 and designed by Safdie Architects it dominates the skyline of this beautiful city. For me and my family, it was the first stop on a trip to Greece, designed to break up the torturous 18 hour or so trip. We didn’t know what to expect as we actually hadn’t heard anything about it (living under a rock obviously) so our minds were open. What we found was a noisy, massive, buzzing and absolutely breathtaking hotel…. 3 towers and over 2500 rooms of breathtaking hotel.

Our complimentary shuttle bus took us from Changi International Airport to the hotel, and arriving at 10:30pm to check in we were still greeted by crowds of people out and about. There are bars, shops, restaurants and two separate check in and concierge counters all in the foyer of the hotel. Underneath the complex, and directly accessible by at least three sets of escalators is a massive shopping complex complete with ice skating rink, theatre and a huge casino. Of course, after our flight, our main priority was getting to our room for some much needed shower and shut eye. What we found when we entered literally knocked our tired little socks off!

Upon entry, the block out blinds automatically open to reveal an amazing city skyline. Take a few steps in and you’re greeted with an entry hall complete with a coffee machine and then a couple more steps reveal the walk in closet and huge bathroom.

Tall ceilings, sliding wooden doors and perfectly finished interiors are heaven to a weary traveller. Our room also had an office complete with fax, scanner, printer and full internet connectivity. Very handy!

The kids had a sofa bed that they thought was just the best and we had an amazing king size pillow of fluff to sleep on! Oh why don’t they make beds like this to buy!

I will be writing again about this hotel on my way back to Australia! We get to stay here for 5 whole nights and explore Singapore! If anyone has any recommendations about where to go and what to do while we’re there I’d love to hear them!!