Australian casino operator, SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited recently announced its plans to open a $243 million expansion to its SkyCity Adelaide property on 03 December 2020.
Inside Asian Gaming reported that the official opening event would launch its 120-room Eos by SkyCity luxury hotel and four restaurants alongside a selection of conference and meeting amenities. The Adelaide property will feature two new bars and VIP gaming rooms to occupy its 129,000 sq. ft casino space
Long time coming
SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited also operates the SkyCity Auckland, SkyCity Hamilton, and SkyCity Queenstown properties in New Zealand. The company purchased the Adelaide Casino in 2000 and rebranded the venue as SkyCity Adelaide a year later. The five-star venue re-opened recently after a brief coronavirus-related closure. The current expansion is the property’s first significant upgrade since 1985.
David Christian, the general manager at SkyCity Adelaide, expanded on how the project has created around 1000 temporary construction jobs with the venue taking on an additional 500 staff and supporting over 700 local suppliers.
When pressed further, Christian elaborated, saying, “I feel a sense of pride in what SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited has achieved since taking ownership 20 years ago. When we designed the new SkyCity Adelaide, which includes the stunning new expansion as well as a complete refurbishment of the heritage building, front of mind was to not only cater for the tourism market by showcasing South Australian producers and suppliers but also to provide a world-class precinct where all South Australians feel excited to visit and proud to call their own.”