Here’s a brief review of the Marina Bay Sands…where I spent almost my entire stay laying in bed.
I’m disappointed I cannot provide a more comprehensive review, for it is rare I stray from a Hyatt property, but hopefully the pictures and commentary will be of some value.
My flight from Los Angeles arrived quite early. After the incident onboard, I was in no condition to return immediately to LA and United provided me a room at Marina Bay Sands for as long as it was necessary for me to rest.
Room keys were distributed by a United rep at the airport and upon arrival, I proceeded immediately to Tower 3 and up to my room on the 27th floor.
The room was quite spacious and featured a great view of the city skyline. Inside the room was a king-size bed, desk, and chair. The bathroom featured a shower, but no bathtub, and a separate water closet.
I immediately went to sleep and did not really wake up again until around 2am the following morning. The rest was absolutely essential to my recovery and thankfully I felt significantly better.
I spent the next several hours working. By 7:30a my appetite had returned and I ventured up to Spago, on the rooftop, for some breakfast. Disappointingly, the restaurant had a long line…it felt like a Las Vegas casino. I did not wait.
Just outside Spago, the hotel’s signature infinity pool stretched out. It was early, but already crowded (though most people appeared to be taking pictures/selfies rather than swimming).
I proceeded downstairs and had breakfast at Adrift Restaurant on the lobby level. It was so crowded I did not take pictures of the buffet, but I did enjoy a fabulous cappuccino:
A cup of coffee was so appreciated after drinking only water for the past 30 hours.
Before leaving I proceeded upstairs to the fitness center, but it too was so crowded I took no pictures.
The Marina Bay Sands, owned by the same Sheldon Adelson conglomerate that owns the Venetian and the Palazzo in Las Vegas, is a beautiful property. Its landmark architecture is striking and beautiful. But it’s a crowded resort hotel. I hate waiting in line to eat or wading through throngs of people in the lobby.
The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable…certainly I can attest to that. But it is a crowded hotel and occupancy rates are high on a daily basis. Be warned.