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Bye 'bogan Burswood', all hail the Crown

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Liquid Launch at the Burswood

Liquid Launch, the new Miami-styled pool and spa area at the Burswood Entertainment Complex, opened its doors with a splash on February 19, with all the glitz and glamour one would expect of such a spectacle. Photo: Matthew Tompsett

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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8 comments so far

  • Call me a sceptic, but as a Melburnian, Crown is pretty much synonymous with bogan. Which is not a bad thing.

    Commenter
    Bob
    Location
    Haw
    Date and time
    September 04, 2012, 3:01PM
    • I've been there a few times to go to the restaurants. It has nothing to do with them all being in one place, it is despite them being there. Not only are they difficult to get to, they are often filled with bogan walk-ins falling all over the place drunk, being loud and obnoxious, and looking like mutton dressed as lamb, basically generally ruining the atmosphere. I've had this at Nobu and Rockpool. You won't change this ever as it will still be a casino. Every casino is like this as they attract bogans who like a punt. The name change won't stop this, if anything it will make it worse.

      Then, to add to the above, you have to walk through half the casino to get anywhere, it costs you $20 or more in parking for a meal and it isn't exactly easy to get a booking at the good restaurants at a decent hour.

      No doubt I will still go to the restaurants every now and then, however the times will be few and far between. There are plenty of other good restaurants out there that are much easier and cheaper to go to, with the bonus of being less frequented by the cashed up bogans of Perth.

      Commenter
      Nick
      Location
      Perth
      Date and time
      September 04, 2012, 3:33PM
      • I'm confused. Says 'bye "bogan Burswood"' and shows pictures of nothing but spray tanned fake teethed bogans. I would never in a fit visit Burswood for fun, only ever go there if there is a show I desperately want to see or a meeting I have to go to. Would much rather spend money in a restaurant and give money to the owners than to the Packer family thanks v much. Rockpool and Nobu are just high toned franchises for suckers.

        Commenter
        linda
        Location
        perth
        Date and time
        September 04, 2012, 4:52PM
        • They can build a new 500 room six-star hotel in three-years but the expansion of the Kwinana by one lane for a couple of kilometers is taking 10 years.

          Commenter
          BursWould
          Location
          Perth
          Date and time
          September 04, 2012, 5:07PM
          • And that's twice as fast as the Mitchell Fwy extention will take (but has nothing to do with the casino).

            Commenter
            Syphur
            Date and time
            September 04, 2012, 5:41PM
          • and The Entertainment Centre will open when?

            Commenter
            i have seen the future
            Location
            Perth
            Date and time
            September 04, 2012, 11:12PM
        • I'll probably be one of the annoying drunk bogans stumbling around the place at 2am. Sorry. It's really fun.

          Commenter
          elly
          Location
          perth
          Date and time
          September 04, 2012, 6:38PM
          • The Casino will still be a scungy ol' place, the hotel(s) will still be just rooms with a bed and ppl will still be inclined to spend a week in Bali with meals that'll be cheaper than a stay in the hotel room.

            Until recently, I had access to the Meridain room. I lost that when it became Crown. Guess I just didn't spend enough $$$ there during the year. Too bad for them because my incentive to go was being able to get into that room.

            Oh well, I'll just go to Bali instead. Bye, Crown.

            Commenter
            Red Light RCH3
            Date and time
            September 05, 2012, 8:29PM

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