One of the most prominent casino operators in New Zealand, the SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited has just recently announced that it will be redeveloping its facilities located in the cities of Hamilton and Auckland. According to the company’s official press release, the resumption project for its venues will start very soon. This Auckland-based company shared more details about its future redevelopment plans in its official press release.
The decision to restarts its previously planned renovation projects came shortly after the government in New Zealand reduced the overall ongoing coronavirus threat from an intensity that had previously made any redevelopment and similar projects virtually impossible. In its official press release, SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited also explained that the company is also looking forward to re-opening four of its domestic facilities at least partially. This will happen once New Zealand’s lockdown measures are lifted which could happen on the 11th of May.
SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited Since 1996
The Auckland-based SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited firm was founded twenty-four years ago in 1996. This is one of the most prominent entertainment and gaming companies in New Zealand which owns and managed five casino venues in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to owning and managing casino facilities, the company is also responsible for two hotels, a number of bars and restaurants as well as several convention centers and Sky Tower in Auckland.
The SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited firm’s shares are traded on the New Zealand and Australian Stock Exchange. Two years after its establishment, the company took overall operations of the iconic Harrah’s Entertainment complex. Since opening its very first casino venue in Auckland back on the 2nd of February in 1996, the company has grown massively across both Australian and New Zealand cities.
Back in 2000, the company acquired the Adelaide Casino while another gaming venue was added to its rich portfolio when the company opened its Skycity Queenstown venue. Four years later, the company purchased the Darwin Casino and Hotel facility which used to be managed by MGM Mirage. Then, several months later, SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited acquired a 40.5% stake in Christchurch Casino. Today, the company owns and operates five gaming venues including Adelaide Casino, Skycity Wharf Casino, Skycity Queenstown, Skycity Hamilton, and Skycity Auckland.
Redevelopment of Skycity Auckland and Skycity Hamilton
In its official press release, the company detailed that its new redevelopment plans revolved around its iconic, premium gaming rooms located within its Skycity Auckland venue. The company also shared that it will be constructing a Food-Republic food and beverage outlet which is planned for the facility’s main gaming floor. SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited also shared that these refurbishments are not the only ones as the company will also revamp the venue’s Aces Bar as well as create a brand-new entertainment zone.
Moreover, visitors to Skycity Auckland can expect to enjoy a number of other attractions that will be added to the property including new meeting and convention spaces alongside new attractions which are planned for the venue’s Convention Center which is located adjacent to the Skycity Auckland’s main building. This is not everything as the company plans to refurbish its Skycity Hamilton property as well which is located around seventy-seven miles from Skycity Auckland. According to the company’s official press release, the Skycity Hamilton property will be enriched with new gaming tables while its main casino floor will undergo some design changes as well.