The Luxe Collection is Marina Bay Sands’ spanking-new addition to its lineup of rooms and suits
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It’s no secret that Marina Bay Sands’ infinity pool is one of the most social media-worthy spots on the planet. Thanks to the resort’s billion-dollar reinvestment programme, however, there’s much more you can look forward to besides scoring that famous shot.
Progressively executed in phases, the entire hotel is still in the midst of a major revamp, with all rooms and suites in Towers 1 and 2 having undergone an extensive makeover since 2021. “Our customers have become a lot more sophisticated in the last 10 years and are demanding ever more premium and exclusive experiences. To an extent, this is a response to this changing dynamic,” says Paul Town, chief operations officer at Marina Bay Sands.
Cue The Luxe Collection, Marina Bay Sands’ newest addition to its existing range of rooms and suites, comprising the Sands Premier Room and Sands Premier Suite. While both boast a more alluring, livelier contemporary palette of taupe, eucalyptus wood veneer and book-matched marble, it’s the latter that will ultimately appease even the more pernickety.
Accommodating up to three guests, the spacious 95-sqm suite boasts a separate living room replete with a four-seater dining table and sofa, adorned by crystal pendant lights and plush Axminster wool carpeting—in this case, featuring a Middle Eastern-inspired motif referencing the textiles found along Arab Street. An upscale take on the traditional minibar, the suite’s undoubted centrepiece is the custom-made Amoire. Standing at two metres tall, its doors are arrayed with an exquisite gold chinoiserie pattern on black lacquer, housing a fine selection of English and Chinese specialty teas, wines and Legle porcelain tableware.
If you’re thirsting for a tipple, there’s also a sleek cocktail trolley placed in every suite, the equivalent of a standalone bar. There’s never a better time or place to soak in a botanical view of Gardens by the Bay, than from the privacy of either balcony with a Singapore Sling in hand—a popular local rendition of a classic gin cocktail.
Taking comfort up a notch, you’ll find the bedroom similarly equipped with a second 75-inch Samsung TV and Yamaha Sound Bar, along with a king bed wrapped in soft Frette linen. A headboard mimicking that of a Chinese screen traditionally found in Peranakan shophouses further adds to a sense of place. And though it’s unlikely you’ll be having trouble sleeping, a portable Bang & Olufsen speaker bedside will come in handy for any pre-sleep guided meditation, or just to simply set the mood.
As any discerning traveller will attest, it’s the finer details that make all the difference to any stay. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the lavish bathroom, generously fitted with his and hers vanity sinks, a rain shower, two-person bathtub and thoughtful amenities like bath towels from Rivolta Carmignani, Ferragamo toiletries and a Maison 21G fragrance made exclusively for your suite. Dressing up becomes a hassle-free process, too, owing to the neighbouring walk-in wardrobe and dedicated dressing table, as well as smart technology features like an intuitive lighting system that regulates the lights, air-conditioning and curtains via motion sensors.
On date night, make reservations at Marina Bay Sands’ lineup of notable culinary establishments—perhaps the Omakase room at Wakuda, two-Michelin-starred chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s most recent, second outpost at the property; or celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Dining Room, which serves hearty Californian cuisine alongside Asian-inspired dishes. Of course, we won’t fault you if you wish to end the night on a high with yet another dip in the infinity pool, the perfect vantage point to take in Singapore’s dazzling skyline.