SkyCity Adelaide

SkyCity Entertainment Group will debut its new AU$330m Adelaide-based integrated entertainment precinct this week, promising a “new dawn” for South Australia.

The project, which has drawn prior praise as being integral in the growth of the state, will officially open to the public on Thursday 2 December at midday, local time.

Lauded as a “watershed moment” for the state, the revamped entertainment precinct, which includes the SkyCity expansion and SkyCity Heritage Building, boasts a Eos by SkyCity, a five star luxury hotel; four new restaurants; two new bars; a range of gaming products; VIP gaming rooms; conference and events facilities with views of the Riverbank; Australia’s first casino microbrewery, and much more.

David Christian, SkyCity Adelaide general manager, said that as one of the state’s largest private employers, he’s excited about the future and the role SkyCity will play in supporting tourism, local artisans and jobs for South Australians.

“When we designed the new SkyCity Adelaide, which includes the stunning new expansion as well as a complete refurbishment of the heritage building, front of mind was to not only cater for the tourism market by showcasing South Australian producers and suppliers, but also to provide a world-class precinct where all South Australians feel excited to visit and proud to call their own,” he explained. 

“I feel a sense of pride in what SkyCity has achieved since taking ownership 20 years ago. In just the past 12 months SkyCity Adelaide has supported more than 700 local suppliers and employed an extra 500 staff, as well as producing 1,000 construction jobs for the duration of the project.”   

The New Zealand headquartered firm has previously expressed that its expansion, as well as surrounding plaza works, come as part of a larger effort to create an entertainment hub, bringing the property together with its neighbours, the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Festival Centre.

Targeting not only locals, but visitors from interstate and around the world, SkyCity Adelaide is aiming to underpin the state’s drive to be the most desirable destination and grow the future of South Australians.

“There is no doubt the new SkyCity is going to be a huge drawcard for our state – it will significantly bolster South Australia’s entertainment and tourism industry,” added Steven Marshall, premier of South Australia.