Sydney’s biggest hospitality and entertainment centre, Star City, has undergone a major makeover and will relaunch as the renamed, The Star, this September after a nearly three-year renovation.
According to owner Echo Entertainment Group, the $860 million redevelopment includes the re-orientation of the building to embrace Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. “The new frontage will feature a dramatic floor to roof glass facade with rotating clear glass windows, wrapping around the streetscape. With a 3,000 square metre extension, the destination will include 20 restaurants, bars and cafes and a new retail collection set on an open promenade lining Sydney’s waterfront,” the company said.
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The Star’s Managing Director Sid Vaikunta said, “We designed The Star to represent everything that Sydney stands for: good food, beautiful views and memorable experiences. It’s been a long progression to get to where we are today, but in a few months we will be revealing the new harbour-side entrance and our new offerings.”
The redevelopment of The Star began in November 2008 and has had over 1200 full time construction workers since inception. The Star will be comprised of a new five-star lifestyle hotel, multiple award-winning restaurants, retail stores, casino and other entertainment venues.
The hotel will offer 171 rooms and suites, a luxurious day spa and an outdoor pool with a deck, cabanas and bar. Built in addition to the existing hotel and suites, it will bring the total rooms at The Star to 650 across three towers. The Star will also have an internationally acclaimed line-up of chefs including David Chang, Teage Ezard, Chase Kojima and Stefano Manfredi along with Sydney institution Golden Century.