Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Marina Bay Sands

It seems like every week there is a new hotel or luxury spot opening around the world. Yesterday was no exception with the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.

It features in the impressive, boat-shaped 'SkyPark' perched atop the three towers that make up the world's most expensive hotel, the £4billion Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore .

The hotel, which has 2,560 rooms costing from £350 a night, was officially opened yesterday with a concert by Diana Ross.

The hotel has a indoor canal, opulent art, casino, outdoor plaza, convention centre, theatre, crystal pavilion and museum shaped like a lotus flower.

The most interesting part of the hotel is at the top though. The infinity pool on the roof which spans the three towers of the hotel. The platform itself is longer than the Eiffel tower laid down and is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

If you fancy a dip in this pool, you'll need a head for heights - it's 55 stories up. But swimming to the edge won't be quite as risky as it looks. While the water in the infinity pool seems to end in a sheer drop, it actually spills into a catchment area where it is pumped back into the main pool. At three times the length of an Olympic pool and 650ft up, it is the largest outdoor pool in the world at that height.

Overall it is a pretty neat place, with the exception of the price tag that goes along with it!

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