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Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

South East Asian Resort Development by Michael Graves Architecture & Design

30 Sep 2017

Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore

Design: Michael Graves Architecture & Design

Michael Graves Architecture & Design Announces the Completion of Resorts World Sentosa

One of the world’s most extensive and expensive integrated resorts, Resorts World Sentosa was built in a record time of under three years.

PRINCETON, NJ – International architects and designers Michael Graves & Associates (MGA&D) announce the completion of the first phase of their Resorts World Sentosa, a new global vacation destination combining top-flight hotels, family entertainment, fine dining, and world-class gaming on 121 acres just across Keppel Harbor from downtown Singapore. The project marks a significant milestone for Singapore, as MGA&D’s client Genting Singapore builds the country’s first large-scale multi-recreational luxury park.

Resorts World Sentosa Singapore aerial photo

The resort, which includes a Universal Studio Theme Park, was one of the first two projects to be certified with the GoldPlus award from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark program. It’s also a major accomplishment for MGA&D—the largest project in the firm’s 46-year history, and the best example of its unique integrated design practice, with master planning, architecture, interior design, furniture, products and graphics, all from the minds of acclaimed late Michael Graves, FAIA and Principal-in-Charge Patrick Burke, AIA.

ESPA Spa Rock Sauna:
ESPA Spa Rock Sauna

ESPA Spa Vitality Pool:
ESPA Spa Vitality Pool

The US$4.32 billion project was conceived in two parts: first, in the northeastern corner of Sentosa Island, a Universal Studios theme park designed by others, which finished construction earlier this year; then, just west of that, a resort with a mixed program of leisure and hospitality facilities including a casino, a museum, high-end retail and more, all aimed at attracting a diverse clientele from around the region and around the world. The MGA&D submission was selected from among contributions by some of the world’s most prominent architects in a competition sponsored by the government of Singapore.

ESPA Turkish Hammam Interior:
ESPA Turkish Hammam Interior

With its spirited buildings and assortment of uniquely differentiated pedestrian environments, the winning MGA&D scheme brings to mind some of the great pleasure spots of the past—Coney Island in its heyday, Chicago’s Columbian Exhibition of 1893—and imparts to the ultra-modern city-state of Singapore a sense of place and of history. Seen against the background of Sentosa Island’s tropical forests, the pitched green crowns of the tallest hotels recall the tropical forested hills behind them; below, the resort’s active, village-like outdoor spaces are linked along paths sheltered by loggias and arcades, creating a naturally hospitable tropical ambience.

Crockfords Tower and Hotel Michael Resorts World Sentosa Singapore:
Crockfords Tower and Hotel Michael Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

Crockfords Tower and Hotel Michael

These walkways and public spaces help establish the character that defines—and the narrative that connects—Sentosa’s disparate spheres of activity. At the entrance to the resort, surrounded by shops and restaurants, Universal Plaza is a wide piazza that acts as a transition from the urban context of the main island of Singapore to the relaxed atmosphere of Resorts World Sentosa.

Resorts World Sentosa Guestroom interior:
Resorts World Sentosa Guestroom interior

Guestroom bathroom:
Resorts World Sentosa Singapore Guestroom Bathroom

Weaving throughout the central zone of the resort, are long, semi-enclosed eco-cooled passages covered by canopies and lined with an unparalleled array of retail and dining options. Gardens, fountains and waterfalls abound throughout the resort, and in addition to an enhanced beachfront and marina, a Marine Life Park; a large landscaped site with an open waterfront basin will become one of the largest marine life environments in the world.

Crockfords Tower Lobby:
Crockfords Tower Lobby

Nestled into this extraordinary landscape are the signature Graves buildings housing the guest accommodations. Approximately 1,800 rooms, along with conference rooms and ballrooms (including a Grand Ballroom with room for 7,300), are divided among six hotels, each with its own particular theme and amenities.

Hard Rock Hotel Pool:
Resorts World Sentosa Hard Rock Hotel Pool

Private Spa Suites:
Private Spa Suites at Resorts World Sentosa

Outdoor Pavilion Spa Suites:
Resorts World Sentosa Outdoor Pavilion Spa Suites

Topping the list is the luxurious Crockfords Tower, largely for casino-goers, as well as a beach hotel and villas associated with the ESPA Spa. Other hospitality options include the family-oriented Festive Hotel, home to the Festive Grand Theater, the exclusive Equarius Hotel and Water Park.

ESPA Spa Crystal Steam:
ESPA Spa Crystal Steam

Perhaps most striking of all are the features most visible from across the bay, the Maritime Experiential Museum, Marina and Showplace Theater. The museum is an iconic structure inspired by sea-going vessels, an allusion to the nautically-oriented programs and exhibits within created by acclaimed designer Ralph Appelbaum. Throughout the day, dappled light and shadows cast by the ribbed frame will enliven the interiors as visiting families learn about the storied maritime past of Singapore. The marina and theater directly adjacent to the museum take up the nautical theme, with demonstrations and evening spectaculars that use the harbor as both subject and backdrop.

Crockfords Grill:
Crockfords Grill Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

From the decor in the resort’s high-end restaurants, to the theaters for visiting international performers, to the lamps on the bedside tables, Michael Graves Architecture & Design have designed Resorts World Sentosa to be a luxury resort with a warm, welcoming spirit, in keeping with MGA&D’s longstanding commitment to humanism and accessible design. It’s the kind of project only the omni-designers at MGA&D could do, combining their skills as product designers—honed through years of designing home wares for Target Stores—and their decades of experience as architects, with a recent portfolio of major residential, hospitality, and institutional work in cities across the globe.

ESPA Spa entrance:
ESPA Spa entrance

ESPA Spa Fitness Centre:
ESPA Spa Fitness Center

For RWS, the scope, scale, and fast paced schedule was maintained as a result of seamless integration between MGA&D and Singapore based executive architect, DP Architects. As MGA&D Principal-in-Charge Patrick Burke puts it, “I see Resorts World Sentosa as the fullest expression yet of the MGA&D design ethic: the emphasis is on people, and on creating environments that connect with them on a cultural as well as an emotional level.”

Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
Design: Michael Graves & Associates ; Michael Graves Design Group
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Resorts World Sentosa

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Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
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