In Australia, Crown wholly owns and operates two of Australia’s leading integrated resorts, Crown Melbourne Entertainment Complex and Crown Perth Entertainment Complex. Overseas, Crown also fully owns and operates Crown Aspinalls in London, one of the high-end licensed casinos in the West End entertainment district.
Crown also has a strong portfolio of future projects and complementary investments, anchored by Crown Sydney, and including our digital businesses.
Crown’s Australian resorts remain the largest single-site private sector employers in their states, with more than 15,600 people working at Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth in over 700 different roles.
The Crown Melbourne Entertainment Complex is Australia’s leading integrated resort, featuring luxury accommodation, award-winning dining, world-class gaming, conferencing, shopping and entertainment facilities. Crown Melbourne is also Australia’s largest casino and is a significant driver of tourism within Australia, particularly in Victoria.
Crown’s Australian resorts are consistently recognised for their commitment to their employees and best practice in promoting inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Crown Melbourne received the National Employer of the Year 2016 award from OCTEC Employment Services for its commitment to inclusive employment. In February 2014, Crown Melbourne was awarded the 2014 Casino / Integrated Resort of the Year at the prestigious International Gaming Awards (IGA) in London. Considered the definitive awards for outstanding performance in the industry worldwide, it recognised Crown Melbourne’s clear vision and innovative approach to attracting both Australian and international guests.
Crown Melbourne operates three hotels with approximately 1,600 guest rooms across Crown Towers (481 rooms, six-star luxury), Crown Metropol (658 rooms, premium five-star) and Crown Promenade (465 rooms, quality four-star). Crown Towers was awarded the prestigious 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Global 5 Star Award, the only hotel in Melbourne to achieve this status. All three hotels received the Certificate of Excellence in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Crown Melbourne is licensed to operate 2,628 gaming machines and 540 table games. The Crown Melbourne casino licence extends to 2050.
Other facilities at Crown Melbourne include: the Crown Conference Centre (7,350 square metres of conference and meeting facilities across three floors), banqueting facilities (including the Palladium’s 1,500-seat ballroom and The Palms’ 900-seat cabaret venue), a broad selection of many of Melbourne’s finest restaurants and bars and a retail precinct featuring prestigious designer brands and luxury retail outlets.
Crown Melbourne is Victoria’s largest single-site private sector employer with almost 10,000 people working on site.
Crown Perth is one of Western Australia’s largest tourist destinations, featuring three hotels, world-class convention and gaming facilities, restaurants and bars, a 2,300-seat theatre, and shopping and entertainment facilities.
In 2017, Crown Perth received the 2017 Employer of the Year award for Innovation at the atWork Australia awards. This follows Crown Perth being awarded the prestigious 2015 Australian Employer of the Year at the Australian Training Awards and the 2015 West Australian Employer of the Year award by the West Australian Government.
Crown Perth operates three hotels with approximately 1,200 guest rooms across Crown Towers (500 rooms), Crown Metropol (397 rooms) and Crown Promenade (291). Crown Towers Perth, which opened in December 2016, features luxury hotel rooms and suites, villas, private gaming salons, restaurants, bars, luxury retail outlets, a resort pool and spa facilities.
Crown Perth currently has approval to operate 2,500 electronic gaming machines and 350 table games. The casino licence extends for the life of the Burswood Property Trust (currently until 2060). Crown Perth is in the unique position of being the only venue in Western Australia to offer electronic gaming machines and table games.
Other facilities at Crown Perth include: the new 1,500-seat Crown Ballroom and 2,300-seat Crown Theatre Perth, along with world-class convention facilities and a premium selection of restaurants and bars, which are located across the resorts in addition to casual dining options.
Crown Perth is the largest single-site private sector employer in Western Australia with more than 5,900 people working on site.
Crown Aspinalls is one of the licensed high-end casinos in London’s prime West End entertainment district. Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, Crown Aspinalls offers members and guests an exciting and opulent world of international VIP gaming in an environment that only London can provide.
Crown Resorts is currently building an iconic six-star hotel resort of which Sydney and Australia can be proud of. Crown Sydney, located on Sydney Harbour at Barangaroo South, will be the city’s first six-star luxury resort. The Crown Sydney Hotel Resort will feature 349 hotel rooms and suites, luxury apartments, signature restaurants, bars, luxury retail outlets, pool and spa facilities, conference rooms and VIP gaming facilities. It is expected that Crown Sydney will be completed in the first half of 2021.
The “iconic” status of the hotel resort is assured through the engagement of Wilkinson Eyre, one of the world’s best architectural practices. They have designed a landmark building that will be instantly recognisable around the world and will complement Sydney icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
Proposed One Queensbridge Project
One Queensbridge, a joint venture with the Schiavello Group, is a proposed fourth hotel development to meet tourism demand at Crown Melbourne. The project has received conditional planning approval to include a 388 room six-star hotel and approximately 700 luxury apartments.
Located on a site adjacent to Crown Melbourne, the new hotel would be connected to Crown Melbourne by a sculptural pedestrian bridge spanning Queensbridge Street.
The project remains subject to financing and long-form agreements between Crown and the Schiavello Group. The proposed One Queensbridge project would cement Crown Melbourne’s position as the largest single-site accommodation provider in Australia and create over 3,900 new jobs for Victoria.
Crown Resorts’ digital businesses include online betting exchange Betfair Australasia (100% owned), US-based online social gaming business DGN Games (70% owned) and Chill Gaming (50% owned), which will focus on innovation and providing current gaming customers with new entertaining product options.
Crown Resorts holds a 50% equity interest in the Aspers Group, which operates four regional casinos in the United Kingdom, in Newcastle, Stratford (London), Milton Keynes and Northampton (the latter in a joint venture with Kerzner UK Limited).
Crown Resorts holds a 20% interest in Nobu, one of the world's most recognised Japanese restaurant brands. Nobu operates 13 owned restaurants in the US, London and Tokyo, 23 international licenced restaurants and manages six hotels in Ibiza, Las Vegas, London, Malibu, Manila and Miami Beach. The other investors in Nobu are Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. The restaurant business has a pipeline of three new owned restaurants and six new licensed restaurants. The managed hotels business has a pipeline of new hotel openings, which include Chicago, Los Cabos, Riyadh, Toronto, Palo Alto, Barcelona, Marbella and Sao Paulo.