Wrest Point unveils $8M upgrade of entertainment area

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Hobart’s Wrest Point Casino has unveiled its $8M venue upgrade, as the casino prepares to welcome back visitors from the state’s two biggest domestic tourist markets.

The new waterfront space is part of a long-term project to rejuvenate the entire Wrest Point building ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2023.

“We can’t wait to share our new entertainment area with our guests and we’re looking forward to welcoming back visitors from interstate on the 15th,’’ Wrest Point general manager Andrew Fox said.

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from the mercury 4.12.21

A MULTIMILLION-dollar makeover of the entertainment area of Hobart’s Wrest Point Casino has been unveiled as the venue prepares to welcome back visitors from the state’s two biggest domestic tourist markets.

The Mercury was given a behind-the-scenes look at the $8m refurbishment, with the finishing touches being applied ahead of a gala opening on Saturday night.

The new waterfront space is part of a long-term project to rejuvenate the entire Wrest Point building ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2023.

It follows upgrades to the tower accommodation facilities and boardwalk area in recent years.

West Point Casino has upgraded its entertainment areas. Picture: Mireille Merlet

West Point Casino has upgraded its entertainment areas. Picture: Mireille Merlet

It comes less than two weeks before Tasmania reopens its borders to fully vaccinated travellers on December 15, including from the key markets of Victoria and NSW.

“We can’t wait to share our new entertainment area with our guests and we’re looking forward to welcoming back visitors from interstate on the 15th,’’ Wrest Point general manager Andrew Fox said.

Mr Fox said the overhaul the venue’s casino entertainment offering on level one was one of the most significant projects undertaken, and was its first major facelift since 1973.

“This is a truly iconic building, and we have done everything we can to respect and celebrate Sir Roy Ground’s original design,” he said.

“We have worked closely with our builders to carefully restore the area while protecting many of the original features.

“We’re very excited to open the new entertainment area to the public this weekend and host a great range of entertainment which will lead up to the 50th-anniversary celebrations in 2023.”

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