An architectural marvel has been created on the rooftop of the world’s most expensive hotel.
Marina Bay Sands, the world’s most expensive hotel, was officially opened last week in Singapore. Designed by the renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the three-towered hotel has over 2500 rooms, a casino, an indoor canal and a museum among other grand attractions. But the highlight of this luxury resort is its infinity pool on the roof of the boat-shaped ‘SkyPark’ perched atop the three towers, measuring longer than the Eiffel tower laid down.
The Infinity Pool is one of the world’s largest outdoor pools at three times the length of an Olympic pool and 55 storeys high. The pool creates an illusion of the water extending to the horizon while in reality, the water spills over the edge into a catchment below and is then pumped back into the pool. It has two circulation systems, with the first filtering and heating the water in the main pool and the other, filtering the water in the catch basin and returning it to the upper pool.
The resort is expected to attract over 70,000 visitors daily and generate up to $72m each year.