- On April 27, 2010, Marina Bay Sands had a first phase opening with 963 hotel rooms, part of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, celebrity chef restaurants, along with other dining outlets and the casino.
- On June 23, 2010, it will have a second phase opening celebration, with Sands SkyPark, the Event Plaza along Marina Bay, more shops, additional dining options, and nightlife offerings.
- In December 2010, Marina Bay Sands will fully open.
so, after all that ... it is not just any old building!!!!