Construction has commenced on Perth’s largest hotel development, Crown Towers Perth.
Backed by James Packer’s Crown Resorts Limited, the hotel, being built by Brookfield Multiplex, will include 500 rooms, along with resort pool, restaurants, bars, a grand ballroom, convention centre and private gaming salons on a prime riverfront site at Burswood, adjoining the existing Crown Perth Resort.
Due for completion in late 2016, the new Crown Towers Perth will complement the existing resort, which features a 24 hour casino, 688 hotel rooms and facilities including restaurants, conference rooms, ballrooms, retail and theatre.
“This is an exciting time for Crown Perth,” said Crown Australian Resorts’ CEO, Barry Felstead.
“This development will be world-class and add to the existing facilities at the recently upgraded Resort.
“The development will benefit the tourism industry in Western Australia and the community at large and we look forward to working with Brookfield Multiplex on this landmark project,” he said.
Brookfield Multiplex Regional Managing Director, Chris Palandri, said the start of construction represents a major milestone for both the development of Crown Towers Perth and Perth city as a whole.
“Crown Perth Resort is already a world-class destination and the addition of this new six-star hotel will take the precinct to a whole new level,” he said.
“The design and quality of the facilities we will be building are unlike anything experienced in Perth before and will give new meaning to luxury accommodation in the city.
“It’s a development that will put Perth on the map for a whole new market of domestic and international visitors, whether travelling for leisure or business.
“We’re excited to be part of such a significant new development and look forward to delivering this hotel to a first-class standard,” he said.
Palandri said more than 1,000 people will be employed directly and indirectly on the project.
“The economic benefits of this significant project are already starting to come on stream,” he said.
“It is providing a major boost for the construction industry in Perth and activity on site will only ramp up from here, hitting the peak around mid-2015 when fit-outs commence for facilities and guest rooms.”
Palandri said the commencement of site works will pave the way for construction of the hotel’s foundations, which will require precast piles to be driven into dense sand layers.
In Western Australia Brookfield Multiplex has current and recently completed works to the value of $3.3 billion of construction and infrastructure projects, including $293 million of accommodation and infrastructure facilities at the Roy Hill mine in the State’s North West, SJOG in Midland and Murdoch, the City Busport Alliance, and the recently completed $2 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital in Murdoch.