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A World of Entertainment

The Eagle
Written by The Eagle

This article first appeared in the WSOP 2012 special issue of World Gaming magazine.

The Crown family encompasses properties as far flung as England, Australia and Macau, China.

Many think Crown is a standalone property, but the company that owns and operates Crown Melbourne, Crown Ltd (Australian Stock Exchange: CWN), has interests in three other properties around the world. Crown Ltd owns the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth, Australia and Aspinalls Club in London, as well as being the “Crown” part of Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ: MPEL, Hong Kong Stock Exchange: 6883), which operates the City of Dreams integrated resort in Macau. Let’s take a look at these properties from around the globe:

Crown Entertainment Complex
Melbourne, Australia
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Victoria 3006, Australia
Phone +61 3 9292 8888


Dining and accommodation

For a more in-depth look at the various restaurants on offer at Crown check out our “Crown Restaurants” feature on page 50 and our article on Nobu on page 34. For the lowdown on living the high life at Crown’s three luxurious hotels visit page 42.

Bars
Crown is the nightlife epicenter of the vibrant and multicultural city of Melbourne. Boasting more clubs and bars than you can count on two hands there are a myriad of partying options to suit every taste and budget. Those looking for a casual drink should check out Lagerfield Bar and Beer Garden. The Las Vegas Bar, situated in the poker room, will be your first port of call to commiserate in the highly unlikely event you bust from a tournament, while the Sports Bar is a great place to watch the Australian Open tennis. Those looking to burn the midnight oil can party hard at nightclubs Co and Fusion located on level three.

Entertainment
Crown is home to a myriad of entertainment options. Immerse yourself in the sparkling atmosphere of the intimate and classy cabaret venue, The Palms at Crown, where you can see all the latest live music, theater and comedy acts, or Club 23, Fusion and Studio 3, which host some amazing live bands. Catch the latest blockbuster at Village Gold Class cinemas.

Shopping
Melbourne is a city renowned for its love of quality shopping and Crown offers some of the best-known luxury labels in the world. Burberry, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Omega and LK Jewellery are just some of the international designer names that call Crown home.

Leisure activities
For a more in-depth look at what Melbourne has to offer jump to page 26 to read our “Summer in Melbourne” feature. Those visiting on a tight schedule should read “24 hours in Melbourne” on page 46.

Burswood Entertainment Complex
Perth, Australia
Great Eastern Highway, Burswood,
Western Australia 6100, Australia
www.burswood.com.au
Phone +61 8 9362 8888

 

Situated on the banks of Perth’s Swan River on the west coast of Australia, Burswood is a fully integrated entertainment precinct with two international hotels, a wide variety of restaurants and bars, the Burswood Day Spa, Perth’s largest entertainment arena and a host of recreational facilities.

Burswood Entertainment Complex

Burswood Entertainment Complex

Accommodation
Burswood offers guests the choice of two international hotels: the luxurious InterContinental with its generously sized rooms and magnificent views, and the friendly and relaxed Holiday Inn.

Dining
Step into sophisticated (A)LURE and dine from an inspired menu featuring the finest local produce. Experience contemporary Cantonese culinary delights at . Watch as your food is prepared at live cooking stations in the Atrium Buffet Restaurant. Sip on delectable cocktails in the art deco-inspired Lobby Lounge. Or try Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill Restaurant, the Mediterranean-influenced menu at Sirocco Restaurant and Bar, passionately crafted Italian food at Modo Mio, perfect sushi at Nobu or enjoy casual yet stylish al fresco dining at the Poolside Bar & Grill.

Entertainment
Featuring the state-of-the-art Burswood Theatre, impressive Burswood Dome and opulent Grand and Astral Ballrooms, Burswood offers world-class international headline acts, dazzling live theater performances, concerts and comedy all year round.

Shopping
Discover Western Australia’s rare treasures at Linneys, which is renowned for its Australian South Sea pearls, Argyle diamonds and Kalgoorlie gold jewelry. Visit Dress Code and browse a fabulous range of exclusive designer garments, fashion accessories, shoes and unique gift ideas.

Leisure activities
With the enviable climate that comes with being Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth is renowned for world-class wineries, spectacular golf courses, lush parklands, scenic walks, cycle trails and the iconic Swan River.

 

City of Dreams
Cotai, Macau
Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau
www.cityofdreamsmacau.com
Phone +853 8868 6688

 

City of Dreams combines electrifying entertainment, an amazing array of accommodation, regional and international dining and designerbrand shopping.

City of Dreams

City of Dreams

Accommodation
The different styles of accommodation at City of Dreams appeal to a wide spectrum of tastes. Crown Towers, Hard Rock Hotel and the Grand Hyatt Macau together provide approximately 1,400 guest rooms and suites.

Dining
City of Dreams offers an impressive range of worldclass restaurants from fine dining experiences to casual meals, as well as a host of noodle bars, cafés and lounges. The resort is home to more than 20 food and beverage venues.

Entertainment
Leave the children at Kids’ City, Macau’s premier kids’ attraction, while you explore the kaleidoscope of entertainment options on offer, including Dragon’s Treasure, an iconic and thrilling audiovisual multimedia experience. Check out the white-hot Club CUBIC and the must-see House of Dancing Water, created by the world-renowned Franco Dragone. Housed in the 2,000- seat Dancing Water Theater, this show is City of Dreams’ centerpiece.

Shopping
City of Dreams is home to 175,000 square feet of retail space showcasing high-end fashion labels, premium beauty brands and exquisite jewelry and timepieces.

Leisure activities
Macau is a vibrant coastal city with unique attractions, world heritage sites and fascinating museums. Portuguese Catholic churches, Western fortresses, traditional Chinese temples, modernday monuments like the Macau Tower, peaceful beaches and hilltop hikes are amongst all that Macau has to offer.

 

Aspinalls
London, United Kingdom
27–28 Curzon Street,
London W1J7TJ, England
www.aspinalls-club.com
Phone +44 207 499 4599

 

Aspinalls Club in the heart of Mayfair is London’s premier boutique gaming establishment. The stylish interiors with touches of contemporary elegance give the club its distinctive feel, making it inviting from the moment you step inside.

Accommodation
Aspinalls recommends staying in Mayfair or Knightsbridge, which boast first-class hotels like The Dorchester, Metropolitan, InterContinental and Mandarin Oriental.

Dining
The recently rebuilt restaurant at Aspinalls offers a stunning setting with trellis-covered walls and detailed, colored-glass conservatory ceiling. Head chef Nicola Ducceschi’s menu reflects a fusion of Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.

Entertainment
With world-class venues such as the O2 arena, Wembley Stadium and Her Majesty’s Theater, London is one of the world’s most exciting entertainment destinations. From legendary musicals and stage shows to orchestral performances, rock concerts and sporting events, visitors are spoilt for choice.

Shopping
Aspinalls is within easy reach of some of London’s best shopping. Special VIP viewings are available at Harrods, while discounts can be arranged at Asprey, Cartier and other premium retailers. Aspinalls offers a unique watch concierge service, where guests can choose from top range designer watches, such as Rolex and Cartier, in the comfort of the club or their hotel room.

Leisure activities
Take a jaunt through London to view the city’s grand cultural icons including Buckingham Palace, Westminster, the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. Admire the fine Victorian architecture, explore the wonders of the many art galleries or experience the pageantry and style of Royal Ascot, where thoroughbreds and guests have paraded for more than 200 years.

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