Rasa Sentosa S$80m makeover to boost Sentosa’s tourism

Tourism in Sentosa is being given an additional boost with the S$80-million makeover of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort.

It reopened after a 10-month facelift in January.

The resort, one of 11 hotels on Sentosa, is the only resort in Singapore that has a beach front location.

It undertook the renovation to raise the profile of the island.

Ben Bousnina, GM of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort, said: “When we knew that the government was really developing and moving the tourism in Singapore and in Sentosa island, then I think it was important for us to bring the standards up and to do a major renovation and build a new destination.

“Fortunately with the arrival of big players like Resorts World and other hotels, everybody is talking about Sentosa island so we are not in a competition.”

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) described the re-opening of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort as great news for guests exploring new options to stay on the island.

RWS added that with the opening of even more attractions and its wide range of entertainment offerings, Sentosa is now seen as Singapore’s premier tourist destination.

Children at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort will have more to cheer with the resort boasting several family-friendly facilities.

This includes a specially customised kids buffet table and a children’s clubhouse.

On Shangri-La’s move, the Tourism Academy @ Sentosa, said it was a logical step to keep up with the changes on Sentosa.

It added that Singapore could see a record 15 million visitors by 2015, and hotels and resorts have to be ready for such growth.

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