Marina Bay Sands reveals details of multi-billion-dollar expansion

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has unveiled plans for a major expansion of the property, which is expected to begin by July 2025 and reach completion by July 2029.

Inclusive of a luxury hotel tower, entertainment arena and additional MICE space, the expansion has been designed by original architects of the property, Safdie Architects.

Resort expansion

The expansion of this iconic resort will see the construction of a luxury hotel tower with its own sky roof, a 15,000-seat entertainment arena and premium MICE space, along with new food and beverage and nightlife venues. Marina Bay Sands aims to make the new arena Asia’s leading entertainment venue, attracting top entertainers from around the world.

“With the ongoing support of the Singapore Government, this development will further enhance the leisure and business tourism appeal of Singapore,” said Patrick Dumont, President and Chief Operating Officer of Marina Bay Sands’ parent company, Las Vegas Sands.

“It optimises the site’s programming elements and is designed to drive high-value tourism growth to Singapore. The all-suite hotel tower will set new standards of hospitality, the state-of-the-art arena will help attract the highest-calibre global entertainment events and artists, and the additional convention and exhibition space will extend the success of Singapore as a leading MICE destination.”

“This significant investment in Singapore will help ensure Marina Bay Sands is ideally positioned to grow its economic, employment and visitorship contributions in the years ahead.”

An extensive refurbishment

This expansion project is being undertaken in addition to a US$1.75 billion reinvestment in the existing property. This reinvestment has so far seen the refurbishment of Hotel Towers 1 and 2, as well as the creation of new dining offerings and luxury lifestyle amenities.

Refurbishment is now underway in Hotel Tower 3, the Hotel Lobby and Sands SkyPark. On completion, the existing property will benefit from a reimagined VIP arrival experience, new premium dining and retail offerings, a transformation of the lobby and a renewed focus on
wellness experiences.

Showing significant benefits to Singapore’s tourism sector, more than 470 million people have visited Marina Bay Sands since it opened in 2010. The resort has also contributed towards the city’s business tourism appeal having hosted over 1,750 new-to-Singapore MICE events.