Will nightclubs make Asia’s non-gaming revenue dance?

Marina Bay Sands is bringing one of the world’s top nightclub brands to Singapore next year, becoming the latest of the region’s major IRs to add clubbing to the entertainment mix in the hope of duplicating the success of Las Vegas’ vibrant night scene. The property, which is owned by Las Vegas Sands, is teaming with the Tao Group to open Asia’s first Marquee Club. The massive venue will span over 3 floors with 70 ft. high ceilings and an 8-armed Ferris Wheel within its premises. It follows Melco Resorts & Entertainment in betting on these type of destination venues. The Macau-based operator opened Club Cubic in its City of Dreams resort in 2011 and brought over the world-renowned Pacha Club to its Studio City resort in 2016, while Galaxy Entertainment reopened a revamped China Rouge also in that year. Melco also incorporated the Pangaea Ultra Lounge, by Michael Ault, into...

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