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Bye 'bogan Burswood', all hail the Crown

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Perth's iconic entertainment complex Burswood has officially been "Crowned".

The $750 million refurbishment project lead by Crown Ltd boss James Packer is now complete.

The redevelopment project aimed to upgrade and expand all of the complex's accommodation and entertainment facilities in order to take advantage of the burgeoning international tourism market.

Prior to this week's official name change a number of glitzy unveilings have already taken place this year including the opening of Robert De Niro's Japanese eatery Nobu and the launch of a new Las Vegas-meets-Miami style pool deck, Liquid.

Other high profile developments which are set to open in September include Chef Guillaume Brahimi's French bistro, Bistro Guillaume and The Merrywell – a pub specialising in new age "dude food" created by Las Vegas chefs Sammy DeMarco and Grant MacPherson.

Both openings are rumoured to be high-octane-no-expense-spared affairs with a number of celebrities, visiting VIPs, DJs and pyrotechnicians already saving the yet to be announced date.


Inside the Casino a new bar, cafe and lounge will be opened to the public on September 19.

No new upgrades to popular concert venue The Dome have been announced.

International superstars Elton John, George Michael and J.Lo will now all perform at the new inner city Perth Arena after it opens in November.  

Barry Humphries' Eat Pray Laugh tour will hold court at the Crown Theatre in January 2013 before construction of Perth's largest hotel – Crown Towers Perth commences.

The new 500 room six-star hotel, which will take three-years to develop, will be built on newly acquired land and a section of the Crown Golf Course.

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