23 Jul '11, 2pm

[ST] MBS hotel tower hit by blackout

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) was hit by another power failure on Friday night. -- PHOTO: AFP MARINA Bay Sands (MBS) was hit by another power failure on Friday night, plunging all the guestrooms in one of the three towers into total darkness for an hour. An MBS spokesman confirmed that there was a blackout at its Hotel Tower 1 at around 8.50pm that night, but emergency lights were activated immediately to illuminate the exit signs along common corridors on every floor. The Sunday Times understands that the hotel lobby was not pitch dark as there was light spilling from the other two hotel towers. However, all 783 guestrooms in Tower 1 were in complete darkness. The majority of checked-in guests at Tower 1 were not in their rooms when the power disruption occurred, said the spokesman. Incoming guests were diverted to Hotel Tower 3. All six lifts in the affected tower also did not ...

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