The Star to build US$500m hotel across Crown’s Barangaroo project

It would be minimum five-star rated, a luxury accommodation from overseas visitors, particularly from Asia.

Australia.- The strife among giants The Star and Crown Resorts continues, as the Casino operator announced its project to build a US$500m hotel on its casino complex at Sydney’s Darling Harbor. The new tower is planned to be located across 275 meter Crown Sydney hotel, part of Crown’s $2 billion Barangaroo casino project.

The Star Entertainment Group currently holding discussions with the New South Wales government for the construction. Moreover, the firm is in talks with the US hotel chain Ritz-Carlton over branding rights for the proposed 200m 360-room hotel, which could be opened by 2020, nearly a year earlier than Crown’s projected venue.

“We are in discussions with The Ritz-Carlton to progress branding of the proposed hotel tower. We will have a Ritz-Carlton as part of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project and look forward to the prospect of a Ritz-Carlton in Sydney,” the Star spokesman told local media.

As the New South Wales government’s Department of Planning and Environment confirmed The Star had recently asked for the environmental assessment measures. “The department would thoroughly assess it as it would any hotel proposal, including a community consultation program and public exhibition period of concept plans,” they explained.