Sydney’s new one of a kind leisure and entertainment venue, The Star, premiered last night , with the first of a series of launch events.
The $870 million transformation of Star City includes the re-orientation of the building to embrace Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. Once complete, The Star will boast more than 20 restaurants, bars and cafes, a new luxury boutique hotel and 16 room spa, upscale retail collection, a 4000 capacity entertainment centre and world class gaming areas.
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Larry Mullin, CEO of Echo Entertainment Group, which owns and operates The Star, says the redevelopment represents one of the biggest tourism and entertainment investments in Australia today.
“By forging partnerships with leading chefs, retailers, designers and entertainers, in The Star we’re creating the sort of integrated entertainment destination that will drive both domestic and international tourism.”
“This $870 million investment will position us as a powerful force in entertainment and gaming. We’re also proud that we have been able to create 1500 construction jobs and nearly 1000 ongoing positions in one of the biggest hospitality recruitment drives this city has seen in many years,” Mr Mullin said.

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, said the investment in The Star is a vote of confidence in the Harbour City, its status as Australia’s global city and its attraction to interstate and international visitors.
“I congratulate the operators of The Star, a total entertainment complex which will help propel Sydney as the premiere tourist destination not just in Australia, but in the entire Asia/Pacific area.”
“The redevelopment is truly magnificent and it has transformed the venue into something of which NSW can truly be proud,” Mr Souris said.
Created by internationally acclaimed events producer David Grant, the ceremonial opening will feature a dazzling light and visual arts display, centered on The Star’s new glass facade harbourside entrance.

Around 250 guests were picked up by motor yachts from The Rocks and brought to Pyrmont Bay where they walked the red carpet to a viewing platform. The new harbourside frontage is made up of 147 flags of clear glass which form a giant screen on which a spectacular visual display unfolded.