AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Since opening in April 2010, Marina Bay Sands has clinched over 200 awards and is highly recognised in Asia for its outstanding MICE and hotel facilities.
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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Granted by Restaurant Magazine

Organised by Restaurant magazine, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants is a snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts. The Restaurant magazine also organizes the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2013 - Osteria Mozza - ranked 35th
  • 2013 - Waku Ghin - ranked 11th
  • 2014 - Waku Ghin - ranked 7th
  • 2015 - Waku Ghin - ranked 9th
  • 2015 - Osteria Mozza - ranked 45th
  • 2015 - Tetsuya Wakuda - The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2016 - Waku Ghin - ranked 6th
  • 2016 - David Thompson - The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2017 - Waku Ghin - ranked 20th

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Asia Retail Congress

Granted by Asia Retail Congress

The Asia Retail Congress is Asia's single most important global platform promoting world-class retail practices. For more than 10 years, the Retail Excellence Awards have championed and rewarded the finest achievements in the retail sector. Winners are amongst some of the most highly regarded names in the industry.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

2016 Retail Marketing Campaign of the Year - The Shoppes Luxury Relaunch


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ASTM International Certification

Granted by ASTM International

Marina Bay Sands is the first venue outside USA to attain Level One Certification of the ASTM Standard, pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences. ASTM International is a globally recognised leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards, driven by more than 30,000 of the world’s top technical experts and business professionals representing 150 countries. 

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2013 - Level One Certification ASTM International for green meetings

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BCA Green Mark Scheme

Granted by Building and Construction Authority

The BCA Green Mark Scheme was launched in January 2005 as an initiative to drive Singapore's construction industry towards more environment-friendly buildings and to raise environmental awareness among developers, designers and builders. Marina Bay Sands is the single largest building in Singapore to be conferred the Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority.

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2012 - Green Mark Gold
  • 2015 - Green Mark Platinum

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Budgie$ & Travel Awards

Granted by Travel Distribution World Asia Conference

Held in conjunction with Low Cost Airlines World Asia Pacific and Travel Distribution World Asia, The Budgie$ and Travel Awards recognises the leaders, innovators, creative talents, and pioneers in Asia’s low cost airline industry. Its mission is to identify and reward those individuals, teams and airlines who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2012 - Asia Pacific Hotel of the Year
  • 2012 - Best Social Media & Mobile Engagement

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CEI Industry Awards

Granted by CEI Asia

CEI Asia magazine has established a loyal readership in the events industry in Asia and recognises outstanding event organisers for their effort, ingenuity and the accomplishments that have been made over the year. The awards are independently judged by a panel of leading senior clients and senior CEI editors.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2011 - Asia's Best Convention and Exhibition Center (Runner-up)
  • 2011, 2012 - Asia’s Best Mice Hotel

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Readers' choice: CEI Industry Survey

Granted by CEI

CEI readers across Asia Pacific voted in the annual CEI Industry Survey to select the best in the business events field and in attracting high-profile events to Asia Pacific. 

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2013, 2014 - Best Hotel for Business Events
  • 2014 - Best Hotel Events Team - 1st place
  • 2014 - Best Convention Centre - 3rd place
  • 2015 - Best City Hotel for Business Events, Best Venue Team in Asia Pacific

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Community Chest Awards

Granted by Community Chest

Community Chest, the fund-raising arm of National Council of Social Service, presents annual awards to recognize the support it receives from the community. These awards acknowledge the passion and generosity of organizations and individuals who have helped the disadvantaged in Singapore. Selection of the Community Chest Awards winners is based on donations made or raised in the preceding financial year.

Marina Bay Sands was a Corporate Gold award recipient in 2011, and achieved the Corporate Platinum Award from 2012 - 2016.


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Forbes Travel Guide Star Award

Granted by Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, originator of the Five Star Ratings, has established the benchmark for excellence in global hospitality. For more than 50 years, their professional inspectors have traveled the world to find the finest hotels, restaurants and spas, spotlighting each property's best attributes through their Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended ratings.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2015 - Five Star Restaurant - Waku Ghin
  • 2015 - Four Star Restaurant - Osteria Mozza, CUT by Wolfgang Puck
  • 2015 - Four Star Spa - Banyan Tree Spa
  • 2015 - Four Star Hotel
  • 2017 - Five Star Restaurant - Waku Ghin
  • 2017 - Four Star Restaurant - CUTby Wolfgang Puck, Osteria Mozza, Spago
  • 2017 - Four Star Spa - Banyan Tree Spa
  • 2017 - Four Star Hotel

Social Hotel Awards

Social Hotel Awards

Granted by HOTELS Magazine

Over the past several years, social media presence has become a necessity to almost every consumer facing business. The hotel industry is no exception and it shows with consistent innovative social media campaigns year after year.

The 4th annual Social Hotel Award winners were selected by a panel of social media experts and the staff editors of HOTELS. Categories included Best Use of Twitter, Best Use of Facebook and Best Integrated Digital Campaign, with winners from both hotel brands and individual properties.

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2015 - Best Facebook Page

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HR Asia Awards

Granted by HR Asia

The winners of the award are selected from 150 nominees across 20 industry sectors, based on a stringent evaluation process that assesses the company's working environment, HR practices, employee engagement and the resulting job satisfaction. Surveys are administered to employees of all 150 nominees independently by HR Asia, via a proprietary online system that gauges the employees' emotional engagement, advocacy and motivation and intent.

HR Asia is Asia's largest circulating publication for senior HR professionals.

Marina Bay Sands was named “2015 - Best Companies to Work for in Asia”.


INCENTIVE Platinum Partners Award 2016

INCENTIVE Platinum Partners Award 2016

The industry’s most qualified corporate decision-makers cast their votes online for suppliers that demonstrate excellence and quality in the travel, merchandise and gift card categories. Winners were selected based on these criteria – destination, property or travel service, quality and degree of professionalism, and degree of credibility and promotional support.

Marina Bay Sands was named a winner of the INCENTIVE Platinum Partners Award 2016 for its excellence as an incentive industry supplier. 

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ISO 20121 Sustainable Events Management System Certification

Granted by BSI Hong Kong

Marina Bay Sands is South East Asia's first MICE facility to obtain the ISO 20121 Sustainable Events Management System certification in February 2014. ISO 20121 provides the framework for identifying the potentially negative social, economic and environmental impacts of events by removing or reducing them, and capitalizing on more positive impacts through improved planning and processes.

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2014 - ISO 20121 Sustainable Events Management System

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Top 50 Engineering Feats

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) commemorated Singapore’s 50th birthday in 2015 and IES’ 50th anniversary in 2016 with Engineering Feats @ SG50 competition to identify 50 engineering projects, via votes from Singaporeans that have made economic and social impact to Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands and ArtScience Musuem won the Top 50 Engineering Feats.


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LinkedIn Talent Excellence Awards

Granted by LinkedIn

The Annual Talent Excellence Awards celebrates the success of LinkedIn clients in their talent acquisition journey. In 2014, Marina Bay Sands won the Most Engaging Talent Brand Award for Southeast Asia, which recognises clients who have the highest interaction and engagement with their employer brands on LinkedIn. In 2015, Marina Bay Sands ranked 3rd in the list of Most Influential Brands in Singapore. The ranking is based on LinkedIn’s Content Marketing Score which is calculated by measuring a brand’s unique engagement and dividing it by a brand’s audience.

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2014 - Most Engaging Talent Brand Award for Southeast Asia
  • 2015 - Most Influential Brands in Singapore - 3rd position

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Michelin Star

Granted by Michelin Guide Singapore

The Michelin Guide Singapore is an annual guidebook that awards Michelin stars and recommendations that are independently and anonymously produced by the Michelin Guide’s team of international restaurant dining inspectors. Michelin stars are coveted by many chefs but bestowed upon only to an excellent few. Singapore is the first Southeast Asian country, and only the fourth Asian territory (after Japan, Hong Kong and Macau) to be rated by the Michelin Guide.

  • 2016 - One Michelin Star - CUT, Waku Ghin
  • 2017 - One Michelin Star - CUT
  • 2017 - Two Michelin Star - Waku Ghin

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Patron of the Arts Awards

Granted by National Arts Council

Singapore's vibrant arts and culture scene is possible only with the generous contributions of sponsors, donors and supporters of the arts. The Patron of the Arts Awards celebrates and recognises the support of private corporations and individuals to the local arts scene annually.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 - Distinguished Patron of the Arts

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2016 Pinnacle Awards

Granted by Successful Meetings Magazine

The 2016 Pinnacle Awards are the mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels, and conference centers. The awarded organizations have done an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows, and conventions during the previous year.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2016 - Best Hotel/Resort International

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PATA Gold Awards

Granted by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for-profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The PATA Gold Awards is presented to outstanding entries in four principal categories: Marketing; Education and Training; Environment; and Heritage and Culture.

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2014 - Gold Award (Culture) - "Wonder Full" Light & Water Show
  • 2016 - Grand Award Winner (Environment Category) -Sands ECO360°

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Rakuten Travel Award

Granted by Rakuten

Rakuten Travel is one of Japan’s largest Online Travel Agency and a member of the Rakuten Group. Rakuten Travel, which has established offices in 12 countries and 20 cities, provides the platform to support accommodation providers.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 - Diamond Award

Randstad Award

Randstad Award

Granted by Randstad

Randstad is one of the world’s largest recruitment & HR services providers, with Asia Pacific operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Australia and New Zealand. The Randstad Award is an annual award to recognize Singapore’s most attractive employers based on the results of the largest employment survey into employer branding research by an independent external research agency (ICMA) among a population of 7,103 people in Singapore.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2013 - Singapore’s Most Attractive Employer - 6th place
  • 2014, 2015 - Most Attractive Employer in the Hospitality and Recreation Services Sector

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Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards 2015

Granted by Singapore Environment Council

The Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (SEAA) is one of the most prestigious environmental awards in Singapore and the region. Launched in 1997, the award recognizes overall environmental stewardship by organizations.

The criteria for the SEAA includes assessing the leadership displayed by the company, the real environmental improvements made, as well as the ability of an organization to establish procedures, train staff and innovate in order to achieve breakthroughs in environmental performance. The award has been given out to 80 organisations across Singapore and the region.

Marina Bay Sands received the 2015 – SEC-Kimberly-Clark Singapore Environment Achievement Award (Services).


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Singapore Experience Awards

Granted by Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Experience Awards is the most prestigious awards platform in Singapore’s tourism industry. Singapore Experience Award recipients - individuals and organizations from sectors encompassing Attractions, Business Travel and MICE, Dining, Entertainment, Hospitality, Learning Travel, Medical Travel and Retail - have demonstrated that they are the best in delivering a holistic customer experience - one that provides quality product and service delivery to create a distinctive and compelling experience.

Marina Bay Sands is the proud winner of the Singapore Experience Awards since 2011, including the following:

  • Special Recognition Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism (2011)
  • Best Business Event Venue Experience (2012, 2013, 2015)
  • Best Dining Experience, CUT (2013)
  • Best Shopping Experience, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Best Night Spot, Ku De Ta (2014)

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Singapore Tourism Awards

Granted by Singapore Tourism Board

Marina Bay Sands was named ‘Best Business Event Venue’ at the 2017 Singapore Tourism Awards making it the integrated resort’s third consecutive win since 2015. With three consecutive wins under its belt, Marina Bay Sands qualifies to receive the ‘Exceptional Achievement’ award at the Singapore Tourism Awards in 2018 for its extraordinary feat in garnering consecutive wins in this category.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2016 - Best Business Event Venue
  • 2016 - Best Meetings/Incentives Organizer
  • 2016 - Best Customer Service for Food & Beverage
  • 2016 - Best Customer Service for Retail
  • 2017 - Best Business Event Venue

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Traveller’s Choice Awards

Granted by TripAdvisor

The Traveller’s Choice Awards honours top dining spots worldwide based on millions of reviews by travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews over a 12-month period.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2014 - Top 25 Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants in Asia: CUT by Wolfgang Puck - ranked 21st
  • 2014 - Top 10 Museums in Singapore: ArtScience Museum - ranked 5th
  • 2015 - Top 10 Museums in Singapore: ArtScience Museum - ranked 4th
  • 2016 - Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels: Marina Bay Sands Hotel - ranked top 1%
  • 2016 - Best Fine Dining Restaurants (Asia) - CUT by Wolfgang Puck
  • 2016 - Best Fine Dining Restaurants (Singapore) - CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Sky on 57

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The Certificate of Excellence

Granted by TripAdvisor

The Certificate of Excellence honours businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers. This award, which is given only to the most exceptional performers in TripAdvisor’s global business community, is a significant achievement deserving of recognition from both travellers and staff.

Awards that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2014 - Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Waku Ghin, The Chocolate Bar, SweetSpot
  • 2015 - Marina Bay Sands Hotel - with rating of 4/5
  • 2015 - ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands - with rating of 4/5
  • 2015 - Sands SkyPark - with rating of 4/5
  • 2015 - Waku Ghin - with rating of 4.5/5
  • 2015 - db Bistro - with rating of 4/5
  • 2015 - CUT by Wolfgang Puck - with rating of 4.5/5​
  • 2015 - Rise Restaurant, SweetSpot, WonderFull Light and Water Show

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The Marketing Events Awards

Granted by Marketing Magazine

The Marketing Events Awards is designed to celebrate the outstanding work of event marketers and planners across South Asia, Southeast Asia and ANZ. Since its inception in 2012, The Marketing Events Awards has grown to be the premier platform for event marketers and planners to showcase their creative excellence, successful strategy, and operational precision.

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2015 - Best Use of Influencers (Gold) and Best Use of Malls/Shopping Centres (Gold)
  • 2016 - Best Event - Social Media (Gold), Best  Event - Consumer (Silver), Best Event - Use of Influencers (Silver) and Best Event - Retail (Bronze)

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Granted by Restaurant Magazine

Organised by Restaurant Magazine, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is a snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry leaders. This well-constructed list is an honourable survey of current tastes and a credible indicator of the best places to eat around the globe.

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2014 - Waku Ghin - ranked 50th

Sustainable Development Award

Sustainable Development Award

Granted by UFI

An annual competition organized by UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, this award demonstrates how innovative sustainable actions can lead to cost-savings. UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support the exhibition industry. It represents 659 member organizations worldwide.

Award that Marina Bay Sands received:

  • 2015 - Sands Expo and Convention Centre