With a new resort at Downtown East slated to open next year, NTUC Club, the recreation arm of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), will be shutting its Costa Sands Resort in Pasir Ris.
NTUC Club said yesterday that it will not be renewing the lease on its Costa Sands Resort property at Pasir Ris as it wants to focus on its plans to redevelop Downtown East.
The land on the 163-room resort will be returned to the Singapore Land Authority when the lease expires in August this year. The resort, located within Pasir Ris Park at Jalan Loyang Besar, will close on July 20. The final available date for bookings is July 19. The other two Costa Sands Resort properties at Downtown East and Sentosa will stay open.
In the meantime, NTUC Club has started redeploying 30 staff who work at Costa Sands Resort at Pasir Ris to other positions in the organisation.
As part of the $200 million Refreshing Downtown East project, a new resort is slated to open its doors by Q2 next year. The entire project, scheduled for completion in late 2017, "aims to offer guests at Downtown East an integrated leisure experience", said NTUC Club.
The new resort will have close to 400 rooms in its main building, comprising a variety of room types, including suites with separate dining and living rooms. It will have three different clusters of chalets, each offering either a beach, park, or mangrove view of Pasir Ris. Along with the new resort, the water theme park Wild Wild Wet will be expanded, and guests will have more retail, dining, and entertainment options to choose from.
This article was published on May 17 in The Business Times.
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