“If you need to ask the price, this is not the place for you.” That’s what the general manager of the Darling Hotel, the latest extension of The Star Sydney’s casino complex, had to say about the brand new luxury penthouse in the hotel.
Come, let’s go on a virtual tour of the penthouse. It’s the closest most of us will ever get to it.
The 171-suite standalone hotel is one of the key features of The Star Hotels and Casino’s A$860m extension and refurbishment programme. The Australian Casino News website describes the top floors of the Darling Hotel as “dedicated to the ultimate in luxury, featuring two bedroom penthouse suites”. The hotel boasts stunning views of the Sydney city skyline, Harbour Bridge and, farther away, the Blue Mountains.
By mid-December, only Hollywood celebrity George Clooney had stayed at the hotel penthouse. That’s not surprising as the usual tab exceeds a cool A$15000 per night. Who’s know how much it would cost during super-peak periods like New Year’s Eve, especially as it overlooks the Sydney harbour area, famous for its extravagantly spectacular fireworks display to usher in the new year.
According to the Australian Daily Telegraph in mid-December:
Four other penthouses at the 171-room Darling – due to be finished in the next fortnight – will each have their own 24-hour private gaming salons, complete with blackjack table and any other casino games they want to play. Fat Prophets casino analyst Greg Fraser said this raised the spectre of VIPs “sitting at their own gaming tables in pyjamas”.
See photo gallery of one of the penthouses.
Eat your heart out as you slog from 9.00am to 9.00pm.