Genting plans Jurong hotel and new rides at theme park

Genting plans Jurong hotel and new rides at theme park

By Ng Kai Ling
The Straits Times
Saturday, Dec 8, 2012

RWS OpeningSINGAPORE – AS RESORTS World Sentosa (RWS) became fully operational on Friday, the company behind it announced bold plans to further boost its booming tourist trade.

A mass-market hotel boasting up to 500 rooms is being planned for 2015 in Jurong East, while two new attractions will be opened at the resort’s Universal Studios Singapore theme park.

The Genting Group spoke of its ambitions to expand into the region at the grand opening of RWS on Friday.

It is predicted to cater for 17 million visitors next year, a million up on this year’s figure.

Genting Group chairman Lim Kok Thay said RWS has been a “game-changer” in the tourism industry, but added: “It doesn’t mean our job is done.”

The company’s yet-to-be-named hotel, still in the design phase, will be built on a $238.2 million, 97,000 sq ft site along Jurong Town Hall Road.

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