Release Date: 15 February 2010
Release ID: 4537
Singapore, February 15, 2010 – Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded an exclusive logistics contract by Las Vegas Sands Corporation to manage the warehousing, delivery-to-site and installation activities of the hotel rooms and suites for the Marina Bay Sands® Integrated Resort in Singapore, currently one of the world’s largest hotel projects.
Marina Bay Sands® features three 55-story cascading hotel towers with over 2,500 rooms and suites, topped by the extraordinary Sands SkyPark® bridging across the towers. The resort includes a museum, retail stores, restaurants, the 1.3 million square feet Sands Expo and Convention Center that can host over 45,000 delegates, as well as two theatres and a casino.
Under the agreement, KN Hotel Logistics, the special services division of Kuehne + Nagel providing integrated supply chain management solutions to the world’s luxury hospitality industry, will be responsible for on-time delivery and installation of all furniture (FF&E) for the hotel. The project team is gradually handing over the guest rooms to the operator, working its way up from the ground floor based on a tight time line. Kuehne + Nagel’s tailor-made IT solution which supports the FF&E installation results in better planning accuracy and reduced administrational effort.
“We brought together some of our best FF&E experts from our teams in America, Europe and Asia taking over the warehousing and critical last-mile delivery for this historic hotel opening project,” commented Achim Glass, Kuehne + Nagel’s Vice President Global Hotel Logistics.
“To meet the ambitious deadline, we have implemented a three-shift operations, working six days a week, 24 hours a day. Winning this huge contract is proof of the trust placed in us by a globally leading resort developer and demonstrates our strong capacity to mange the material flow on busy project sites and deliver a turn-key solution to our customer.”
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