Billionaire Lim Kok Thay’s Genting to expand Singapore casino resort hotel amid tourism boom

Billionaire Lim Kok Thay’s Genting to expand Singapore casino resort hotel amid tourism boom

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  • Jonathan Burgos, Forbes
November 3, 2023 2:58 PM

Genting Singapore—controlled by Malaysian billionaire Lim Kok Thay—is expanding the hotel capacity at its casino resort by more than 40% to tap into the post-pandemic tourism that has driven hotel room rates in the Lion City to record levels this year.

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Singapore, has received a provisional permit from the Urban Redevelopment Authority to build a 700 new hotel rooms as well as a retail space with a gross floor area of 21,243 square meters, according to a list of projects approved by the URA in the third quarter.

There are five hotels with over 1,600 rooms at RWS, which is currently undergoing a S$4.5 billion ($3.3 billion) makeover to refresh non-gaming attractions at the casino resort, which also operates the Universal Studios theme park and the SEA Aquarium, which features some 100,000 marine animals.