Resorts World Sentosa Singapore Buildings, Project, Photos, News, Design
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
South East Asian Resort Development by Michael Graves Architecture & Design
6 Jun 2018
Trump-Kim Summit at Sentosa Island
Trump-Kim summit to be held on Sentosa Island, Singapore
The much-anticipated summit – the first ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president – between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed.
It is due to take place on 12 June at the resort designed by celebrated US architectural firm Michael Graves Architecture & Design.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that the summit will take place at the five-star Capella Hotel.
The two leaders will stay elsewhere, Donald Trump possibly at the Shangri-La Hotel, with Kim Jong-un probably staying at the St Regis Singapore.
Sentosa is one of 63 islands that make up Singapore.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Phone: +65 6577 8888
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Capella Resort on Sentosa Island
Foster + Partners’ Capella Resort on Sentosa Island comprises a six-star hotel, villas and a centrepiece garden courtyard
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Sentosa Island Resort
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