53.5m upgrade at Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast - Tuesday 12th of April 2005
Tabcorp???s Chief Executive of Casinos, David Banks, today announced plans for a $53.5 million refurbishment of Conrad Jupiters hotel and casino on the Gold Coast.
All casino and gaming operations are to be consolidated on one newly refurbished and expanded gaming floor. A new entertainment precinct with live music will also form part of the multi-million dollar upgrade at the complex.
Stylish balconies will also become a feature of the casino, providing stunning views of the Broadbeach area and along the spectacular Gold Coast.
Mr Banks said: ???This is the biggest upgrade of Conrad Jupiters in the 20-year history of the casino and hotel complex.
???The construction project will provide jobs in the area and the new facilities will certainly bring economic benefits to the region.
???Conrad Jupiters is a Queensland icon and the $53.5 million investment will ensure the hotel and casino complex continues to be a leading entertainment destination for local, national and international customers on the Gold Coast,??? he said.
Construction is expected to begin in August this year and should be completed by the end of next year.
Highlights of the refurbishment program include:
- All the casino and gaming operations will be moved to one floor, creating an extra 3,500 square metres of additional space.
- The enlarged area will be totally refurbished with contemporary furnishings, lighting and the latest gaming products.
- Large balconies off the main gaming floor with views of the Broadbeach area.
- A new restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
- Provision of lounge areas on the gaming floor for people to relax.
- A feature bar and a bar area to cater for the 18 to 35-year-old market.
- A new entertainment area on the current upper level gaming floor providing live music.
- A stylish single entry onto the main gaming floor.
The new restaurant inside the casino will provide customers with additional variety and also boast an outdoor dining area which capitalises on the views of Broadbeach and the Gold Coast.
Mr Banks said: ???The refurbishment is a very exciting stage for Conrad Jupiters as it will provide what our customers have been asking for ??? and that is a rejuvenated gaming floor, greater food options, lounge areas, balconies and live entertainment. We also believe the upgrade will better position the property for the future and provide greater flexibility for us to cater for our customers??? ever changing needs.
Mr Banks said the upgrade investment reflected Tabcorp???s commitment to the Gold Coast and Queensland. ???We are very excited about the refurbishment plans which we have been working on for more than six months.
???Through Conrad Jupiters, Tabcorp is one of the biggest employers in the region and we???re committed to providing customers with outstanding entertainment on the Gold Coast,??? Mr Banks said.
The Chief Operating Officer at Conrad Jupiters, Charles Read, said the new design would have a contemporary Gold Coast feel. ???The new facilities will set a new standard for entertainment on the Gold Coast,??? he said.
???The Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing regions of Australia and as we prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Conrad Jupiters this is a terrific opportunity to upgrade our facilities.???
Architects for the project will be Gold Coast company The Buchan Group and the interior design is being managed by Bates Smart.
Tabcorp is Australia???s premier gambling and entertainment group and is the fourth biggest entertainment and gambling company in the world. The company has a mix of hotel and casino complexes, convention and exhibition centres, wagering, gaming and media assets in Australia.
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