Ever since Las Vegas started drawing celebrity chefs with major deals, journalists, foodies, and the chefs themselves, are on the look out for the next Las Vegas – the kind of place people go to spend money. Super Chef has written about the Gulf Coast (see Emeril Goes Gulf Coast ) and Fooxwoods (see Foxwoods: Michael Schlow Trophy).
What is the next hot spot?
How about Singapore?
The new $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands now under construction will house six celebrity chefs: Daniel Boulud, Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck, Guy Savoy, Santi Santamaria, and Tetsuya Wakuda. Las Vegas Sands Corp. is developing the project that will include three 55-floor hotel towers (which look eirily like Three Mile Island nuclear plant) connected by a 1,200-foot-long (365-metre-long) platform on top with a giant rooftop swimming pool and observation deck. Here is the description from their website:
Three cascading hotel towers topped by an extraordinary sky park, ‘floating’ crystal pavilions, a lotus-inspired Museum, retail stores featuring cutting-edge labels and international luxury brands, trendy Celebrity Chef restaurants, endless entertainment at the theatres, the hottest night clubs and a Las Vegas-style casino.
Better hope these chefs stay trendy.
If Asia is really getting out of its economic slump, then timing for perfect for this new Las Vegas East.