The Grand opening of the Crown Towers Perth on 15 December was a turning point for Melco Crown Entertainment (Ltd) after the past year. Acknowledged as the most expensive Australian hotel, it boasts panoramic views of Perth as well as fabulous interiors. Though it was a quiet affair, with only Australian industry leaders in attendance, the hotel looks to be a good investment for the ailing company. Owner James Packer did not attend, but the Premier of Western Australia and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett officially opened the extravagant hotel. It joins the ranks of the Crown Promenade and Crown Metropole, already attached to the resort located on the Swan River.
CROWN TOWERS PERTH PRICE TAGS
At ±$645 million, the luxurious hotel hopes to bring in travellers from across the globe with its signature Crystal Club and 500 urbane guestrooms, in “signature Crown [style]”. The world-class spa located in the center of the hotel will be the crowning jewel of the hotel (pardon the pun), with unique massages and Aussie-inspired aromatherapy. Rooms start from $338 a night during the launch period, and the Crystal Club is accessible by any guest for $90 a night. Launch packages include a Crystal Made package, including access to the Crystal Club, overnight accommodation, and valet parking. The Crown Towers Experience package also includes valet parking and accommodation, with a breakfast buffet for $413 a night.
CROWN TOWERS PERTH LOCATION
Crown Towers is located next to the Burswood Casino, as well as the soon to be finished Perth stadium, which will undoubtedly raise the shares of the company while they recover their Chinese arrest losses. After 18 employees were detained, including three Aussie executives, for “gambling crimes” they are yet to be charged with the company’s shares took a massive hit on the stock market. So with the opening of a new luxury hotel, it’s hopeful that the company can keep up its investment and reputation.
CROWN TOWERS PERTH DINING
The signature Crown Towers Perth restaurant is yet to open, but there are a few other options open to guests within the hotel. Epicurean offers a variety of different foods, such as Indian and South-East Asian. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are 30 restaurants and bars across the way at Burswood Casino to choose from.
CROWN TOWERS PERTH EXTRAS
Critics are raving about the luxuriousness of the hotel and for a good reason. The Crown hotel was built to outdo the already existing Metropole, a five-star hotel already situated in the resort. According to the photos, it is succeeding with the hotel already rumoured to have six stars. One of the features yet to appear at Crown Towers Perth is the signature restaurant, which is being kept under wraps as their choice of chef hasn’t even been announced. Fingers crossed for an Aussie chef and a great menu. Until then, you can enjoy all the extravagance Crown Towers Perth has to offer. The enormous lagoon-style pool is a good place to start, along with the ground-floor bar known as the Waiting Room, both of which are fully operational and well-staffed.