Star Entertainment Group

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The Star Entertainment Group Limited
Public
Traded as ASXSGR
Industry Gaming, Tourism
Founded 2011
Headquarters Australia
Area served
Australia
Key people
John O'Neill Matt Bekier
Revenue Increase A$2.3 billion
Number of employees
8,000
Divisions
Website www.starentertainmentgroup.com.au

The Star Entertainment Group Limited is one of Australia's largest gaming and entertainment groups (ASXSGR). In June 2011 Tabcorp Holdings demerged its casinos operations which resulted in Tabcorp’s casinos business being separately listed as Echo Entertainment Group Limited (ASXEGP). The existing wagering, media, gaming, and Keno businesses were retained by Tabcorp.[1] In November 2015 The Star Entertainment Group parent company name changed from Echo Entertainment Group Limited to The Star Entertainment Group Limited following shareholder approval at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

Holdings[edit]

The Star Entertainment is an ASX 100 listed company. It owns and operates three major Australian casinos and hotels.

The Star Entertainment Group also manages the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre on behalf of the Queensland Government.[4]

Development[edit]

The Star Entertainment Group commenced an $870 million transformation and redevelopment of The Star in Sydney in 2012. In 2013 Echo Entertainment has a $345 million program of work underway to refurbish and expand Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast. The refurbishment of the existing hotel and casino complex is one of the biggest hotel refurbishments ever undertaken in Australia. In September 2015 Echo Entertainment announced that its Queensland property Jupiters Hotel & Casino, as the First Official Partner of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Queen's Wharf Brisbane[edit]

The Queensland Government announced on 20 July 2015 that Echo Entertainment as 50% joint venture partner of the "Destination Brisbane Consortium" was the preferred tenderer for Queen's Wharf, Brisbane, beating rival Crown Resorts. The development will feature 2000 apartments and 1100 new hotel rooms. Echo has two Hong-Kong based joint venture partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium. The two joint venture partners will each contribute 25 per cent of the capital to develop the integrated resort and will also jointly pay for the apartment and broader Queen's Wharf developments. The development will include four, five and six-star hotels including the Ritz-Carlton and Rosewood. A feature of the development is stated to be the area along the river front equalling 12 football fields of public space. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated that the integrated resort and casino would transform Brisbane's CBD in the same way the South Bank development did after Expo88 almost 30 years ago. The project will create 3000 constructions jobs and 8,000 permanent jobs. The economic modelling indicates a $1.69 billion annual increase in Queensland tourism and 1.39 million additional tourist visitors per annum.[5][6] The Courier-Mail stated that $3 billion project is the biggest and most grandiose infrastructure development ever undertaken in the state’s capital.[7] The Australian Financial Review stated that the $2 billion Queen's Wharf is Brisbane's version of Sydney's Barangaroo stating that the available public realm is massive "bigger than Barangaroo" quoting Urbis (consulting firm) which has estimated that at a peak capacity up to 190,000 people could fit into the site for events.[8]

Award Winning Properties and Restaurants[edit]

The Star Entertainment Group is the recipient of a large number of awards across its three properties:

The Star, Sydney[edit]

  • Momofuku - Best Restaurant Bar - SMH Good Food Guide 2015
  • Momofuku - Three Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide 2015
  • Momofuku - Three Chef’s Hats - SMH Good Food Guide 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Momofuku - Restaurant of the Year - Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide 2014
  • Momofuku - Gault & Millau Sydney Restaurant Guide 2014: 5 Hats
  • Momofuku - Best New Restaurant - SMH Good Food Guide 2013
  • Momofuku - Restaurant of the Year - Time Out Awards 2013
  • Momofuku - Best New Restaurant - Gourmet Traveller Awards 2013
  • Momofuku - Two Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2013
  • Momofuku - One Glass - Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2012
  • Momofuku - The Hottest Restaurant in Australia - The Australian Hot 50 Awards 2012
  • Momofuku - The Hottest Restaurant in NSW - The Australian Hot 50 Awards 2012
  • Momofuku - The Australian - Hottest Restaurant of the Year 2012
  • BLACK by ezard - One Chefs Hat - SMH Good Food Guide 2015, 2013
  • BLACK by ezard - Three Stars - World's best Wine List, The World of Fine Wine 2014
  • BLACK by ezard - Three Chef’s Hats, Gault&Millau Sydney Restaurant Guide 2014
  • BLACK by ezard - Best of Award of Excellence - Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards 2014, 2012
  • BLACK by ezard - Hot Talent - Michael Chiem - Time Out Sydney Bar Awards 2013
  • BLACK by ezard - Three Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2013, 2012
  • BLACK by ezard - Young Waiter of the Year - Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards 2012
  • Balla - One Chefs Hat - SMH Good Food Guide 2015
  • Balla - Two Chef’s Hats, Gault&Millau Sydney Restaurant Guide 2014
  • Balla - Three Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Balla - Two Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide 2015
  • Balla - One Glass - Award of Excellence Wine Spectator 2014
  • Balla - Award of Excellence - Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards 2014
  • Balla - Best New Restaurants of 2012: Hot tables - Conde Nast Traveller
  • Balla - Best International Hotel Restaurant Wine List - Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2012
  • Balla - Best of Award - Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards 2012
  • Sokyo - Two Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide 2015
  • Sokyo - One Chefs Hat - SMH Good Food Guide 2015, 2014
  • Sokyo - Two Glasses - Australian's Wine List of the Year Awards 2014
  • Sokyo - One Chefs Hat - The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide 2013
  • Sokyo - Two Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2013
  • Sokyo - One Goblet - Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2012
  • The Darling - Best International New Hotel for Construction & Design - International Hotel Awards 2013, 2012
  • The Darling - Best New Hotel Construction & Design, Australia - International Hotel Awards 2013, 2012
  • The Darling - Best New Hotel Construction & Design, Asia Pacific - International Hotel Awards 2013, 2012
  • The Darling - Best Tech Hotel - Hotel Management Awards 2012
  • The Darling - Top 60 Best New Hotels in the World - Conde Nast Traveller 2012
  • The Darling - Luxury Design Hotel – Australasia & Oceania - World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012
  • Balla - Winner - Interior Fitouts $300,001 - $5,000,000 - MBA Excellence Awards - NSW 2012
  • BLACK by ezard - Winner - Interior Fitouts $500,001-$10,000,001 - MBA Excellence Awards - NSW 2012
  • Sovereign Lakes - Winner - Best Interior Fitout $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 - MBA Excellence Awards - NSW 2012
  • The Darling Suites - Winner - Best Interior Fitout $10,000,001 - $15,000,000 - MBA Excellence Awards - NSW 2012
  • Main Gaming Floor Suites - Winner - Best club/entertainment Refurbishment $20,000,000 - $120,000,000 - MBA Excellence Awards - NSW 2012
  • The Darling - Winner - Best Hospitality Buildings - Construction - MBA Excellence Awards - NSW 2012
  • The Star - Winner - Best club/Entertainment Refurbishment - MBA Excellence Awards - NSW 2012
  • Cherry - Winner - Construction for interior fitout - MBA Excellence Awards - NSW 2011
  • The Star - Winner for Commercial Large Project Category - NSW - NECA Excellence Awards 2011
  • The Star - Construction Excellence Award 2011 - ANCR (Australian National Construction Review)
  • The Star - Australasia's Leading Casino Resort - World Travel Awards 2012
  • Marquee - Nightclub of the Year - Best in Sydney Awards, Alternative Media Group 2013, 2012
  • Marquee - Nightclub of the Year - Australian Bartender Magazine Awards 2013, 2012

The Star Gold Coast[edit]

  • Kiyomi - 'Best Prestige Restaurant' - Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence
  • Kiyomi - 'Chef of The Year' - Chase Kojima- Australian Hotels Association 2015 National Awards for Excellence
  • Kiyomi - Chef's Hat - Brisbane Good Food Guide Awards
  • Kiyomi - 'Best new restaurant' - 2015 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence for Queensland
  • Cucina Vivo - Best Restaurant – Accommodation Division - Australian Hotels Association 2015 National Awards for Excellence
  • Cucina Vivo - Finalist- 'Best Restaurant in a Hotel or Resort'-2015 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence for Queensland

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