Rasa Sentosa Resort undergoes complete makeover

Guest Writer

Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore will be undergoing a complete makeover from 15 March 2010, featuring a full revamp of guestrooms and facilities, including the swimming pool, the gym, the spa, the children’s club, food and beverage outlets and function rooms.  The project is targeted for completion in early 2011, after which Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore will be renamed Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore.

The only resort in Singapore with a beachfront location, Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore aims to be the destination of choice for both business and leisure travellers, and the revamp is designed to improve the resort’s facilities and services in order to achieve this.

As previously, the resort will categorise its rooms according to the view - hill, pool and sea - and each room will have a balcony so that guests can enjoy the lush natural surroundings.  Following the revamp, the resort will reduce its room inventory from 459 to 454 rooms.  It will also revise its room types to better cater to the needs of different groups of travellers.  For instance, a guest travelling with children can check into a larger family room with child-friendly facilities, extra luggage space and a game console for the children, while a couple on their honeymoon can check into a corner room with an open concept bathroom that offers a panoramic sea view. 

Other enhancements to the guestrooms include soundproof double walls, a ceiling fan and a space-saving extra bed that folds into a wall.  To provide guests with greater convenience, a guest pantry will be available on selected floors to provide additional amenities, such as an ice dispenser and a vending machine for snacks.  Premium rooms will be located on the 10th and 11th floors, to which guests will have use their key cards to gain access.
The resort is popular with families and more amenities will be provided for this group of travellers.  While the adults enjoy the new spa and gym facilities, children can head to the new children’s club with an enlarged play area, and enjoy games and activities, including a play area near the entrance that will feature slides leading into a pool of colourful balls.  The children’s club currently offers a supervised environment for children aged from 5 to 12 and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  This value-added service, as well as lunch for the children, will continue to be offered at no extra charge to guests when the resort re-opens.

Business travellers can look forward to holding their conventions in newly refurbished function rooms.  Each room will be enhanced with a new stage, lighting, soundproof double walls and state-of-the-art equipment.  The resort’s unique location on the beach also provides corporate guests with more options, such as holding a meeting during the day followed by an outdoor dinner.  With the help of the recreation team, groups can even incorporate team-building activities into their programmes.  These services are complemented by the resort’s room capacity, which can cater to large meeting groups.  The resort is one of a few hotels in Singapore that can offer such a mix of MICE services.

The resort has been a popular wedding venue for couples who seek an alternative to the traditional hotel ballroom wedding.  Its beachfront location offers a ballroom with a panoramic sea view, as well as options for a sunset solemnisation or an outdoor dinner by the waterfront.  Wedding venues and services will be enhanced during the revamp to create even more memorable events for wedding couples.    

While Barnacles Restaurant and Trapizza will remain in operation during the resort’s revamp, the lobby lounge and pool bar will undergo refurbishment.  After the revamp, guests can expect more dining choices with a brand new three-in-one dining concept that features an all-day buffet outlet with live cooking stations, a Chinese noodle house and a Peranakan casserole section.  Children can expect a dedicated buffet section, while guests who wish to have a business luncheon can opt for the private dining room.  A juice bar will greet guests at the restaurant’s entrance with a shot of refreshing fruit juice for each diner.  A stand-alone bar with live entertainment will provide cocktails, wines and other beverages.

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