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TICKETMASTER AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CROWN RESORTS VENUES IN PERTH AND MELBOURNE - 14 August 2015
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (14 August, 2015) –  Ticketmaster Australia, a Live Nation Entertainment company, in conjunction with Channel Seven, is excited to announce it has been selected as the exclusive ticketing partner for Crown Resorts in Perth and Melbourne.
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Ticketmaster has commenced ticketing services for Crown Resorts venues — the Crown Theatre Perth and The Palms at Crown — and has already facilitated a major onsale for the upcoming season of THE LION KING at Crown Theatre Perth.
 
Maria O’Connor, managing director of Ticketmaster Australia and New Zealand, said: “Crown Resorts operates two premier venues in Perth and Melbourne and Ticketmaster is proud to have entered into a partnership with this world-class organisation.
 
“We are committed to providing our clients and customers with the best products, tools, technology and services to make the ticket buying process simple and engaging.
 
“Ticketmaster has extensive experience providing ticketing services for major entertainment venues and theatres throughout Australia, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with Crown Resorts and the two venues.”
 
Barry Felstead, chief executive officer Crown Resorts, said that he was delighted with the new appointment.
 
“Ticketmaster has been successful in securing Crown Resorts business through a very competitive and strict tender process. Ticketmaster, along with their partners in Live Nation and Channel Seven, offers a fantastic business partnership which complements Crown Resorts' entertainment strategy in both Perth, Melbourne and in overseas markets,” Felstead said.
 
The new agreement between Ticketmaster and Crown Resorts is further strengthened by the addition of the Seven Network as a strategic digital, events and media partner on this project.
 
Commenting, Seven’s chief revenue officer Kurt Burnette said: “We are delighted to be working closely with Ticketmaster and Crown Resorts on this project. We are expanding our presence in major events and our alignment with Ticketmaster as the exclusive ticketing partner for Crown is a positive step forward for us.”
 
The two Crown Resorts venues are world-class facilities that regularly host local and international acts. Crown Theatre Perth has capacity for up to 2300 patrons and hosts long-running musicals as well as concerts, ballet, children’s shows, comedy events and major onstage spectaculars.
 
The Palms at Crown is a multi-layered auditorium that caters for up to 800 patrons. The unique venue offers a range of seating with cabaret style tables, tiered booths and balcony seating.
 
As a full-service ticketing provider, Ticketmaster offers clients and customers the best in customer service, technology, innovation, marketing and distribution. Ticketmaster’s partnership with Crown Resorts is a fantastic opportunity to present event goers in Perth and Melbourne with even more great live events.
 
 
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
 
About Ticketmaster Australasia:
Ticketmaster Australasia is the local arm of Ticketmaster International, the world’s leading event ticketing company, and provides state-of-the-art ticketing, marketing and entry management solutions to a wide variety of venues and events in Australia and New Zealand.
 
About Crown Resorts:
Crown Resorts is a leading provider of world-class luxury resorts and entertainment facilities, with properties and investments in Melbourne, Perth, Macau, Manila and London. The business is globally renowned for luxury accommodation, quality dining and world-class gaming and entertainment facilities.
 
About Seven:
Seven is Australia’s most-watched broadcast television platform.  The network is expanding its presence in media, driving its leadership in the creation of content and delivering that content anywhere, anytime to the biggest audiences.  Seven is a key business of Seven West Media, Australia’s leading multiple platform media company which has a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses – Seven, 7TWO and 7mate, Pacific Magazines, The West Australian, Presto, PLUS7 and Yahoo!7.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
 
Ticketmaster Australia Media Contact:
Carley Jellett | Communications Manager | Ticketmaster Australia & New Zealand
T +61 (0)3 8632 2025
E carley.jellett@ticketmaster.com.au
 
Ticketmaster UK / International Media Contact:
Jackie Antas | PR Director | Ticketmaster International
T +44 (0)207 980 3461
E jackie.antas@ticketmaster.co.uk
 
Crown Resorts Media Contact:
Denise Cheir | General Manager Public Relations
T +61 (0) 8 9362 7747
E denise.cheir@crownperth.com.au

Crown Perth wins big at the AHA Awards With Crown Metropol Perth recognised as ‘Best Overall Hotel!’ - 11 August 2015
Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom was transformed into Versailles at the 2015 AHA Accommodation Industry Awards last night. The exciting menu for 600 industry professionals was created by French chef Guillaume Brahimi of Bistro Guillaume fame at Crown Perth and MC Deborah Kennedy opened the proceedings with an excellent introduction in French.

 
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Following on from last year’s success at the awards, Crown Perth is again incredibly proud to be recognised at this prestigious ceremony, receiving five awards in total.

Five-star Crown Metropol Perth received recognition as the best hotel in Perth, taking out three awards including ‘Best Resort Style Accommodation,’ ‘Best Deluxe Accommodation,’ and ‘Best Overall Accommodation Hotel,’ whilst Nobu Perth took out the 'Best Restaurant within an Accommodation Hotel' award.  Crown Promenade Perth was also winner in the 'Superior Accommodation' award category.

Crown Perth Chief Operating Officer Andrew Hill was also recognised for his outstanding contribution to the industry and inducted in to the ‘Accommodation Hotel Industry Hall of Fame’ by Deputy Premier, the Hon Dr Kim Hames MLA.

CEO of Crown Australian Resorts Barry Felstead said that Crown’s award wins were fantastic achievements for the staff team which reflected the world-class standard of product at Crown.  “It is a tremendous honour for Crown Perth to be recognised as a hospitality and accommodation leader in Western Australia. The AHA Accommodation Industry Awards are highly prestigious accolades and to win five awards on the night is an excellent result for the business.

“My personal congratulations to all teams involved and also to my colleague Andrew Hill who has made an exceptional contribution to the hospitality industry in Western Australia throughout his long-spanning career,” Mr Felstead said.

AHA (WA) CEO, Bradley Woods said the AHA Accommodation Awards highlight the importance of the WA hotel sector and the vital role hotels and their staff play in building the State’s reputation as a premier tourism destination.

“The awards recognise the high service standards and professionalism in WA and celebrate the dedication of industry professionals across a range of areas,” Mr Woods said.

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For further information please contact:
Crown Perth Public Relations
Ph: +61 8 9362 8407
Email: marli.stork@crownperth.com.au

James Packer, Chairman Crown Resorts, Launches Crown’s Second Reconciliation Action Plan - 31 July 2015

Melbourne, Australia. Friday 31 July 2015. Today Crown Resorts (Crown) is launching its second Reconciliation Action Plan. Reconciliation Australia has classified the RAP at an Elevate level (the highest and most ambitious category) recognising that Crown is working towards real change and reconciliation for Australia.
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Crown has achieved all the targets established in the first RAP, and the second RAP sustains its focus on respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Crown’s employees. Significantly, in this new RAP, some of Crown’s Indigenous employees will be placed into leadership programs so that they develop skills and gain experience to help them move into senior management roles in the company. As well, new targets in terms of culture, employment, procurement and Crown’s commitment to the broader Indigenous community have been established.

Justin Mohamed, CEO of Reconciliation Australia, said: “Crown Resorts has proved itself a game changer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and its broader reconciliation initiatives. With its Elevate RAP, Crown Resorts has set the bar high to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is determined to succeed in its endeavour.”

As one of Australia’s largest private sector employers, Crown has always understood its responsibility to provide employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

James Packer said: “Crown believes that providing meaningful employment is the best way for our company to help close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage. I am proud to say that our Indigenous Employment Program is widely considered a best practice model and that, in July this year, we employed our 450th Indigenous employee. We recognise there is a lot more to do and we are committed to giving our fine Indigenous employees the opportunity to move into significant management roles as our second RAP progresses.”

To extend its commitment to reconciliation beyond employment and training, the Crown Resorts Foundation, in partnership with the Packer Family Foundation, has created a $200 million National Philanthropic Fund. The Crown Resorts Foundation believes that the key to Indigenous employment is having strong education pathways that begin early in life and that’s why a key focus of this initiative is to support key community organisations that are working to empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through education opportunities.

The Foundations recently announced a further $2 million commitment over the next two years to Indigenous education organisations that include the Aurora Education Foundation, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, Clontarf Foundation and Ted Noffs - Indigenous Schools Project.

Key facts about Crown’s commitment to Indigenous employment:

  • Crown has employed over 450 Indigenous Australians since the commencement of the Program and is on track to achieve its target of 2000 employees by 2021.
  • Crown’s Indigenous Employment Program has been recognised with a number of awards, most recently the Australian Human Resources Institute’s Indigenous Employment Award and the Australian Business Awards for Community Contribution in 2014.
  • Crown Indigenous employees have earned over $18m in wages since the inception of the program.
  • Crown’s Indigenous employees hold gatherings six times per year in alignment with the six seasons of the Noongar calendar. These gathering are essential in creating a sense of community and support.
  • Crown’s Indigenous employees represent communities from all states and territories. They include communities ranging from Yamatji in North West of Western Australia to the Mouheneenner of South West Tasmania.
  • Crown’s Indigenous employees range in ages from 18 – 62 years.
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For further information please contact:
Natasha Stipanov
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts
T. +61 3 9292 8671
M. +61 434 187 828
E. natashas@crownmelbourne.com.au

Crown Perth staff help Western Australians in need this Winter - 21 July 2015
Crown Perth staff have supported their local community by making donations of tinned food, blankets and bedding to the Anglicare Winter Appeal to help WA children and families in need this Winter.
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A dedicated collection box was set up in the Staff Dining Room at Crown for the Appeal and over 4 weeks a large amount of items were collected.  In a new initiative this year, Crown Perth hosted an Anglicare Pop Up Op Shop sale for the staff team, with staff making purchases to help the cause and also having the opportunity to bring in their own clothing donations.

All donations were presented to Anglicare WA on Monday, 20 July at a special presentation at Crown Perth attended by staff, Miss World finalists* and Anglicare WA representatives.

Crown Australian Resort’s Chief Executive Officer Barry Felstead said he was incredibly proud of the support shown by the Crown team.

“The staff team demonstrate fantastic support of this Appeal every year and this year was no exception. We are honoured to have a long-standing relationship with Anglicare and very much respect their ongoing work in the local community in providing a helping hand to Western Australians that are doing it tough, especially throughout the cold Winter months,” said Mr Felstead.

Anglicare WA works together with people, families and their communities to enhance their abilities to cope with the everyday challenges they face during Winter and all year round.  

“The demand for services at Anglicare WA is growing as economic challenges continue to have an impact on an ever increasing number of West Australians. In these challenging times, Anglicare WA appreciates the generous ongoing support of the staff and management at Crown Perth of our Winter Appeal. We have had a wonderful association with Crown Perth for many years and we continue to be humbled by their generosity and supportive spirit,” said Anglicare WA Chief Executive Officer Ian Carter AM.

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*Crown Perth is proud presenting partner of Miss World Australia 2015 and some of the finalists also helped out with the Appeal.

For more information contact:
Crown Perth Public Relations
Ph: +61 8 9362 8357
Email: janie.brackenridge@crownperth.com.au

SMOOTH AS SILK - 10 July 2015
Since launching on the auspicious date of 8 August 2013, Silks restaurant has firmly cemented its reputation as a Chinese fine dining institution in Perth, offering an authentic taste of China matched with flawless service and an effortlessly elegant setting.
 
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Led by renowned Master of Cantonese cuisine, Head Chef Pat Cheong, the expert kitchen team proudly showcases WA’s best local produce paired with the freshest and finest ingredients, with the aim of creating a truly indulgent and sophisticated yet accessible Chinese dining experience on every visit.
 
Chef Cheong and his team have worked tirelessly to achieve their dream of bringing authentic and traditional Chinese cuisine to the plates of Perth diners, with their efforts leading to Silks being awarded with the prestigious title of ‘WA’s Best Premium Restaurant’ at the 2014 AHA-Aon Hotel & Hospitality Awards for Excellence.
 
Along with famed chef Neil Perry, many high-profile guests have sung Silks’ praises, with a list of diners including Professor Jimmy Choo, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller.
 
The perfect venue for dim sum, celebratory occasions and business lunches, we invite you to experience the very best Silks has to offer.
 
Who would have thought it was possible to enjoy fine dining in under an hour? The talented team at Silks has created a special Business Lunch offering encompassing an impressive two-course lunch menu and premium parking in our new multi-storey car park, for only $55 per person.*
 
Excite your senses with your choice of main course including Chilli Sea Salt King Prawn, ‘Kung Pao’ Chicken, Peking Pork Loin or M9 Kobe Wagyu Striploin, accompanied by Silks’ signature Seafood Fried Rice. With this award-winning gastronomy available in less than one hour, from Monday to Saturday – it’s the perfect excuse to impress your clients or colleagues with a spectacular business lunch. Book now via the Crown Resorts app, crownperth.com.au or phone 1800 556 688.
 
For a unique experience why not discover the delicate art of handcrafted dim sum with our intimate Dim Sum Master Class held by Silks’ Dim Sum Head Chef Sam Feng on Tuesday, 21 July.
 
Guests will indulge in a beautifully presented three-course lunch and a glass of sparkling upon arrival, as Chef Feng demonstrates the intricacies of freshly prepared dim sum and explains the long and colourful history of this popular Chinese delicacy. Tickets cost $110 each and bookings can be made by calling 1800 556 688.
 
For detailed information on all of Silks’ extraordinary offers, including Weekend Yum Cha and the Ultimate Lunch, visit our website, download the Crown Resorts app, or phone 1800 556 688.
 
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For more information and to attend or photograph the Dim Sum Master Class, contact:
Sophie Ridgeway
Crown Perth Public Relations
Ph: +61 8 9362 8009
Email: sophie.ridgeway@crownperth.com.au

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