Hold on to your hats Adelaide, something big is coming! SkyCity has announced the go ahead of a massive transformation of the Adelaide Casino.
Following their Annual General Meeting in Auckland, SkyCity is planning to spend up to $A300 million to totally overhaul the Adelaide Casino into a world-class integrated entertainment destination.
That will include an 80-room luxury hotel overlooking the Torrens River, premium gaming spaces including Horizon suites for international VIP players, and additional signature restaurants with renowned chefs. Bring on more restaurants like Sean’s Kitchen and Madame Hanoi. Yum!
The new hotel on offer will be of a boutique and premium standard, offering a high-end spa, beauty treatment centre, pool, and gym.
But just look at the images that have been released of what the complex may look like. With the design not quite settled on (it will be perfected over the next six months), we can only hope it looks something like this because, wow!
Group Chief Executive Nigel Morrison has said that the street level frontage of the new building will be active and permeable. This will offer generous public access through the building and out to the Adelaide Oval footbridge. With the new Adelaide Oval bringing in both interstate and international tourists at such a high rate, this news of the addition of a stunning hotel in such close proximity to the Oval can only be a fantastic thing.
“Developing a complex that boasts luxurious VIP facilities along with outstanding accommodation and signature dining experiences attracts both international and domestic visitors. Our Adelaide Casino development will help South Australia attract a greater share of high-value international visitors, particularly from China and South-East Asia.”
It has not yet been determined when the work will begin but the South Australia Government will be coordinating with the Government’s plans for the broader development of the Riverbank Precinct, Mr Morrison says.
It is interesting to note some of the numbers and information that came out of the Annual General Meeting, including that there has been ‘strong growth in Adelaide Casino’s International Business together with the success of its signature restaurants, Sean’s Kitchen and Madame Hanoi; this has helped increase normalised revenue by 24.4% to $A70.3m over the previous corresponding period.’
South Australia has proven itself able to attract international visitors on a large scale and this has certainly tipped the scales in the Casino upgrade going through.
“This development will help transform Station Road into a true entertainment precinct, and SkyCity’s investment will create much-needed jobs and economic growth for South Australia and complement the redeveloped Adelaide Oval and the new and expanded Adelaide Convention Centre,” says Mr Morrison.
We will absolutely be following and bringing you the latest on this development so keep your eye out in the coming months as more news breaks. Exciting times ahead for Adelaide!