Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fun and Games


     Sometimes I see a place and my inner Liz Lemon says, "I want to go to there." This morning it is the Skypark atop the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino in Singapore. I think I could relax and enjoy a beverage or two in that heady stratosphere, take a dip in the infinity pool and luxuriate in a suite after shopping in the drool-worthy mall.

     The almost-six-billion-dollar casino opened in April of 2010, but I just heard about it from my friend Beth. I decided some investigation was in order. A sweet suite (not the most expensive one—they don't issue those quotes on the website easily) runs about $1800.00 per night. I could live with the Orchid Suite.

"Named after Singapore’s national flower, the 90-square meter Orchid Suite provides an exquisite experience with its beautifully designed bedroom and living room. A spacious bathroom features luxurious amenities for top-to-toe pampering. Orchid Suite guests also have exclusive and privileged access to The Club at Marina Bay Sands, located on the 57th floor of hotel towers within the Sands SkyPark. 
At 200m above the city, overlooking the stunning pool, guests can enjoy the restaurant and lounge for breakfast with a view, non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day, evening canapés and cocktails, as well as, use private meeting space, and complimentary wireless internet while relaxing in the lounge.
Guests can complete the spectacular Marina Bay Sands experience by indulging in world-class shopping, dining, gaming and entertainment
all just minutes from their doorstep."

     Okey dokey. 

   I like gondolas in my malls . . . 
. . . and infinity in my pools.
The walkway to the casino
Skypark observation deck
Yes, the Skypark is the thing that looks like a ship. Marina theme. 57 stories up.
Kings of the World?
A bit of the casino floor
The hotel lobby

     I really, really like this place.

Love from Delta.