Resorts World at Sentosa to open four new hotels next year

Singapore’s second integrated resort operator, Resorts World at Sentosa, has refuted accusations that more than half of the 10,000 jobs available would go to foreigners.

Its management says Singaporeans remain its top priority when hiring, and it is receiving up to a thousand applications a day.

The comments were made at the media preview of four new hotels that will be opening on the island next year.

The Maxims Tower, Hotel Michael, Festive Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel are just four of six hotels that locals and foreigners alike can look forward to staying at.

Each hotel has a unique theme designed to cater to the needs of a particular set of guests.

For example, the Maxims Tower is an all-suite hotel with 24-hour butler service, built directly above the casino.

It is an exclusive by-invitation-only hotel intended for high-rollers, royalty and VIPs.

The six hotels can accommodate up to a total of 1,800 guests.

According to Resorts World at Sentosa, about 40 per cent of the 10,000 people hired will be working in the hotels.

And its management is confident the rooms will be filled, in spite of the uncertain times.

Vice-president, Rooms at Resorts World at Sentosa, Andrew Hickey, said: “Having six hotels plus all the other amenities around the hotels… That’s going to be very, very attractive. And we’re very certain there will be high demand.”

The remaining 60 per cent of 10,000 strong staff will be distributed evenly between the casino and Universal Studios.

Eighty per cent of the 500 people already hired are locals, and Resorts World at Sentosa says that the bulk of the jobs will continue to go to Singaporeans, with the exception of specialist jobs that require experience in gaming and international theme parks.

The Festive Hotel, with its family-themed focus, boasts of loft beds for parents travelling with children. The Festive Hotel, alongside the Maxims Tower, Hotel Michael and the Hard Rock Hotel, will open early next year.

The Resorts World at Sentosa says it is already receiving enquiries about booking reservations.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 21 Apr 2009

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