THE M3: MARINA BAY SANDS OPENING DETAILS; RWS-- FEW HIGH ROLLERS, STRONG HOTEL OCCUPANCY

The Macau Metro Monitor, February 24th, 2010

MARINA BAY SANDS IN SINGAPORE TO OPEN ITS DOORS ON APRIL 27, 2010 www.lasvegassands.com

LVS plans to open the first phase of its $5.5BN (MOP44BN) Marina Bay Sands development on April 27th. The property plans to have 963 hotel rooms, part of the shopping mall and convention center, celebrity chef restaurants along with other dining outlets and the casino to open on April 27th. The opening of the second phase (i.e. Sands SkyPark, Event Plaza along Marina Bay, various retail stops and restaurants) will coincide with the grand opening celebration on June 23rd. The two theatres and  museum are scheduled to open in October and December, respectively.


SINGAPORE'S BIGGEST GAMBLE BECOMES A REALITY South China Morning Post

A Resorts World figure says that RWS had more than 149K visitors in its first week of operations. Although the number of high rollers remain small compared with those in Macau, locals crowded the casino, despite the S$100 entry levy. The complex's four hotels were fully booked over Lunar New Year and have enjoyed 80% occupancy at other times since the Jan 20th opening.