03 Feb '11, 11am

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

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

SINGAPORE: 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 earlier this month. 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 Ra...

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