Hard Rock International has opened the 360-room Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, which is part of Resorts World Sentosa ― a brand-new, US$4.4 billion resort destination on Singapore’s Sentosa Island.
The new, 49-hectare Resorts World Sentosa is Singapore’s first integrated family resort destination, complete with Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, the world’s largest Marine Life Park, six hotels offering 1,800 rooms, more than 60 dining outlets and a casino. In addition to the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa’s other five hotels are the Festive Hotel, Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael, Equarius Hotel and Spa Villas.
The Hard Rock Hotel, which cost nearly $223 million to build, offers 360 keys (including nine suites and 351 rooms), modern conference facilities with 26 meeting rooms and Asia’s largest column-free ballrooms with seating for 7,300 guests. Featuring the latest audio-visual equipment, the ballroom is designed for concerts, seminars, performances and banquets and can be further subdivided into smaller ballrooms or separate conference halls for more intimate affairs. The Rock Pool, a quintessential Hard Rock element, is a focal area for both music and relaxation, as well as a social gathering place.
At the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, deluxe twin rooms can accommodate up to five guests, with an extra pull-out bed for kids.
The hotel offers destination dining venues and high-energy bar locations. Starz Restaurant, a modern restaurant designed in contemporary style, offers an al fresco dining area overlooking the Rock Pool. The restaurant’s buffet-style dining with live cooking stations complements an A la Carte menu with the culinary flavors of Morocco, Europe, Middle East and Australia.
The Rock Bar, located on the second level of the hotel, is a lounge and bar complete with a DJ spinning rock and techno music. The menu features a selection of premium wines, liquors and champagnes, as well as Hard Rock’s cocktails. The Hard Rock Hotel Singapore also features the Rang Mahal Group’s latest dining concept of Indian cuisine. The restaurant pays tribute to “a celebration of Indian cuisine” with its menu highlighting classical Indian favorites as well as new dishes that embody fusion flavors.
Resorts World Sentosa, one of the world’s most extensive and expensive integrated resorts, was built in under three years. It opens Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park, four hotels, its Compass Ballroom, 26 function rooms, a 1,600-seat Festive Grand theatre and its luxurious casino in early 2010.
Supporting the attractions are a 3,500-lot car-park facility, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment and public attractions that include Emmy-award winner Jeremy Railton’s Lake of Dreams. Resorts World Sentosa will open the world’s largest Marine Life Park, its Maritime Experiential Museum, a destination spa and two remaining hotels with a total of 500 rooms in phase two.