The Star in Sydney

The Star has revealed its new, AUD$100 million 4000-capacity multi-purpose events centre is set to open in Sydney in February 2013.

Designed by Sceno Plus, who have also created The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, the 1077m2 column free venue is set to house the latest technology and production facilities, including a retractable seating system.

Internationally-renowned architects Fitzpatrick and Partners have designed the building’s unique glass structure which is shaped like a jewel with many facets and inspired by reflective city lights.

“We already have the 2,000-seat Lyric Theatre for musicals and major theatre productions and now we will have a specialised venue for other major performances and conferences, all within our newly redeveloped property, The Star,” said The Star Hotels and Food and Beverage General Manager, Drew Schlesinger.

“Pair our entertainment facilities with our world renowned chefs and restaurants, variety of five-star accommodation options, nightlife venues, shopping area and gaming facilities, and we believe we have achieved a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination with multiple reasons for people to visit,” he said.

The Star made the announcement at the 20th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) and the events centre is the final piece of the AUD$870 million redevelopment of the former Star City complex.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management