Resorts World Sentosa, a Singapore casino resort (pictured) operated by Genting Singapore Plc, says it is to open on April 30 a new 557-room hotel associated with the resort.
Genting Hotel Jurong is near Jurong Lake, and is approximately 15.4 kilometres (9.6 miles) from Resorts World Sentosa.
The casino resort proper has more than 1,500 hotel rooms, according to its website.
Hotel guests will be able to use a free 24-hour shuttle bus between the Genting Hotel Jurong and Resorts World Sentosa. Tickets to Resorts World Sentosa’s attractions including the Universal Studios theme park, will be sold at Genting Hotel Jurong.
“Genting Hotel Jurong will boost Resorts World Sentosa’s room inventory significantly and forms part of our business strategy to drive greater visitorship [sic] to Resorts World Sentosa,” said Chow Keng Hai, vice president of rooms at Resorts World Sentosa, in a company press release.
Genting Hotel Jurong is described as a 15-minute drive from the Tuas Checkpoint that links Singapore and Malaysia, a 25-minute drive from Resorts World Sentosa and a 40-minute drive from Changi International Airport.
The launch on April 30 will be a soft opening, followed by an official one on May 27. That is the same day Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd is due to open its HKD19.6-billion (US$2.5-billion) Galaxy Macau Phase 2 casino resort property on Cotai in Macau.
Genting Hotel Jurong will offer facilities for meetings, incentives events, conferences and exhibitions – known as MICE – including a pillarless ballroom spanning 427 square metres (4,596 sq feet) and a capacity for up to 300 guests.
Genting Singapore reported net profit of SGD118.9 million (US$87.3 million) for the final quarter of 2014, down by 30 percent from the prior-year period, partly due to lower rolling chip volume in the VIP gambling segment at Resorts World Sentosa. The company is a subsidiary of Malaysian conglomerate Genting Bhd.
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