Marina Bay Sands announces unprecedented temporary closure

Marina Bay Sands announces unprecedented temporary closure

In an unprecedented move, integrated resort and entertainment venue Marina Bay Sands, has announced suspension of all integrated resort services and operations from 7 April - 4 May 2020. 

This includes the iconic 2,561 room hotel, which was labelled the most Instagrammed hotel in the world in 2017, the ArtScience Museum, boutiques and shops, food and beverage outlets, as well as the Casino. 

This is the first time since opening in 2010 where the Las Vegas Sands’ owned property will be closed for an extended period of time. It was billed the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion (US$5.88 billion), with over 120,000m2 of convention-exhibition space, 74,000m2 of shops, and gaming space of 15,000m2.

This swift closure was in response to the most recent announcement from the Singapore government on 3 April 2020, which announced its strictest measures yet to combat COVID-19 including closure of most workplaces, except for essential services and key economic sectors that are strategic or form part of a global supply chain. 

Marina Bay Sands is the first among the 2 Integrated Resorts in Singapore to announce such swift closures. Resorts World Sentosa, has yet to roll out additional measures since its 25 March 2020 announcement of stricter safe distancing measures and closure of indoor and outdoor shows, tours and select experiences.

Stay tuned to Bandwagon for more updates. 

Title image credit: Marina Bay Sands