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Crown Metropol Perth’s new cabana packages take poolside lounging to scorching temperatures this summer - 01 November 2013
Poolside at Crown Metropol is the place to be in Perth this summer
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Perth, XX November 2013 – Poolside at Crown Metropol is the place to be in Perth this summer with the launch of two enticing new cabana packages providing an ideal setting to relax and unwind under the shimmering West Australian sun. Crown Metropol’s ‘Cabana Package’ offers world-class overnight accommodation and full day use of a decked-out, super-stylish private cabana, while those who wish to lounge in a little more luxury can indulge in the ‘Ultimate Cabana Package’ for the penultimate poolside experience complete with added extras including Moet Ice and a personal attendant to indulge every whim. Positioned in The Enclave, the hotel’s sophisticated and social poolside area, the six luxe cabanas each feature an oversized sofa, sun loungers, high definition plasma TV, robes, slippers, sunscreen, fresh fruit and bottled water, as well as the Poolside Bar and Grill for al fresco dining and snacking in the sunshine. With these chic cabana packages, Crown Metropol’s cabanas provide the ultimate respite this summer. 

Cabana Package 

With overnight accommodation in a Luxe King or Twin room, guests can enjoy a full day pass to their own private cabana with sheltered oversized couch, sun loungers, high definition plasma TV, robes, slippers, fresh fruit and bottled water all by the sparkling pool. Price: From $499. Valid for stays from 1 November 2013 to 28 February 2014.

Ultimate Cabana Package

Turning poolside lounging into a more luxe affair, the Ultimate Cabana Package comes complete with overnight accommodation in a Luxe View Room, a day pass to a private cabana with a bottle of chilled Moet Ice Imperial, Evian face mist, fruit platter and including Crown Metropol robes and slippers. Price: From $595. Valid for stays from 1 January 2014 to 28 February 2014.

Crown Metropol’s new cabana packages are available throughout summer. Bookings are subject to availability. To make a booking or for more information please visit

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Crown Perth takes out gold at 2013 Gold Plate Awards - 29 October 2013
Crown Perth received four Gold Plate Awards at the Catering Institute of Australia’s Gala Awards Dinner held in Perth last night. 
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - Crown Perth received four Gold Plate Awards at the Catering Institute of Australia’s Gala Awards Dinner held in Perth last night. A testament to Crown Perth’s continuing excellence across the spectrum of its extensive dining offering was acknowledged with these wins in the following categories:

  • Buffet Dining – Atrium Buffet
  • Excellence in Health Award – Atrium Buffet Steakhouse – Rockpool Bar & Grill
  • Wine List of the Year – Rockpool Bar & Grill
Chief Operating Officer – Hotels & Entertainment Andrew Hill said, “It is a great honour to be recognised at these prestigious Awards and we are incredibly proud of the teams at Atrium Buffet and Rockpool Bar & Grill, with both playing an important role in our premium dining portfolio.

“The dedication and professionalism of our staff is demonstrated through their commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our patrons. We will continue to build on our restaurant and bar portfolios and support Crown Perth’s evolution into a world class entertainment destination.

“The ‘Excellence in Health Award’ is a further testament to Crown Perth’s commitment to food safety, having also achieved the internationally recognised certification ISO 22000 and 3rd Party HACCP standard by the BSI Group for its Food Safety Management Systems earlier this year.”

The ISO 22000 is one of the highest food standard credentials in the country and Crown Perth is the only casino complex of its kind in Australia to achieve the standard as a property that combines Gaming, Hotels and VIP restaurants as well as Banqueting and Convention activities.

The Catering Institute’s Gold Plate Awards were established 46 years ago and have grown to be Western Australia’s premier hospitality Awards. The Gold Plate Awards represent one of the only independent reviews of restaurants in Australia where the judges travel anonymously to grade each of the entrants.

For more information please contact:
Crown Perth Public Relations
Ph: +61 8 9362 8009
Fax: +61 8 9362 7909

Notes to Editors:
Gold Plate Awards
  • The Gold Plate Awards are a well regarded and highly successful hospitality industry awards program
  • The annual event acknowledges the outstanding quality and service provided by restaurants throughout Western Australia
  • The Gold Plate Awards have been conducted by The Catering Institute of Australia since 1967 
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‘LET GO’ AND SWING INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH DAVID CAMPBELL Tickets on sale today! - 10 October 2013
Crown Theatre will be swinging in style this New Year’s Eve as David Campbell croons us towards 2014! 
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Thursday, 10 October 2013 - Crown Theatre will be swinging in style this New Year’s Eve as David Campbell croons us towards 2014!

Crown Perth is proud to officially announce this exciting and dynamic live show which will headline our spectacular showcase of events for New Year festivities and celebrations.

A multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of Australia’s most popular entertainers, David Campbell is known for his energetic live performances and sell-out tours from coast to coast.

The Channel Nine MORNINGS show co-host will flex his musical versatility in a two-hour show belting out some of his biggest hits from swing to soul, from Broadway to pop with classic swing tracks such as “Mack the Knife” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to 80s party pleaser favourites “Shout To The Top” and “Tainted Love.”

Make your New Year’s Eve complete with an after-show package which includes an exclusive reception in the stunning Astral Ballroom with decadent canapés, flowing beverages, live DJ entertainment, door prizes and a memorable countdown to 2014. Pre-show packages are also available, including a succulent seafood dining experience at Atrium restaurant; the quintessence of buffet dining in WA.

Crown Perth is the place to be this New Year’s Eve, with David Campbell championing our exciting line-up and a Hollywood theme throughout the resort and Casino – watch this space for details of our premium restaurant events.

Show tickets start at $85* and will sell fast so don’t miss out on your chance to celebrate the New Year with David Campbell - secure your tickets and show-packages now via or contact 132 846.

For further information or David Campbell interview requests contact: Crown Perth Public Relations
Ph: +61 8 9362 8065

*Plus credit card fees.

Notes to editors:

  • David Campbell has featured on TV, starred in theatre and cabaret, recorded three Top Ten albums, and has had sold out concert tours from coast to coast.
  • Campbell is currently the co-host of MORNINGS on the Nine Network along with Sonia Kruger.
  • Campbell’s most recent album Let’s Go was released in 2011, bringing his spin to a collection of hits from the 80s.
  • He has a unique legacy as not just one of Australia’s leading musical theatre stars, but also one of the few local performers to have achieved similar success in New York.
  • Campbell has starred in numerous renowned productions including Les Miserables in Sydney, Saturday Night in New York, with leading roles in shows such as Babes In Arms and South Pacific.
  • In recent years Campbell was appointed the Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (the largest cabaret festival in the world).
  • ‘Swing into the New Year with David Campbell’ is an 18+ event. 
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IN THE PINK at Crown Perth's Charity Pink Poker Tournament - 09 October 2013
 More than 50 Poker playing Perthonalities battled it out in the third Charity Pink Poker Tournament 
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More than 50 Poker playing Perthonalities battled it out in the third Charity Pink Poker Tournament held at Crown Perth earlier this week, successfully raising $18,587 on the night for the National Breast Cancer Foundation as part of Breast Cancer Month which has been matched by Crown Perth bringing the grand total raised to $37,174!!! This amount will be presented to the Foundation at their annual Global Illumination Touch of Pink breakfast in the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth on Thursday, 17 October.

There was some great competition on the night with Lisa Fernandez, Angela Tsun, Mark Gibson, Steve Mills, Nathan Linney, Rick and Emily Parish and many others taking part in a pre-tournament poker lesson and mingling with local Poker players before settling in to try their luck at winning one of the prized trophies.

Local favourite John Aufdemkampe was the eventual victor of this annual event, winning his place in the ANZPT Perth Poker Champ Main Event in February 2014.

The charity tournament has become an important part of Crown Perth’s annual support campaign for Breast Cancer Month during October, and has raised over $80,000 for the cause since its inception, thanks to the support of local media personalities and players.

The Poker Room was fully decked out in pink for the event, complete with Pink Poker tables and Croupiers who proudly wore Pink Poker event t-shirts whilst players enjoyed a range of pink canapé delights specially prepared for the event.

Crown is glowing pink throughout October and you can pick up your Pink Ribbon merchandise from key locations throughout the resort. As always, our staff team really get behind the cause by supporting Pink Ribbon Day on Monday 28 October with individual morning tea fundraisers – find out how you can show support at

Many thanks to our sponsor partners Bonds Security Products, Print Logic, Fine Wine Partners and Sebastian's Italian Café for their generous support of our Pink Poker Charity Tournament.

Janie Brackenridge
Public Relations
Crown Perth
Phone: (08) 9362 8357

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Michelin-starred Chef Tam to visit Crown Perth’s Silks restaurant - 01 October 2013
Crown Perth is proud to announce esteemed Michelin Star Chef Tam will kick off this gourmet month. 
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Preceding Margaret River Gourmet Escape and the much anticipated arrival of Heston Blumenthal and other International celebrity chefs, Crown Perth is proud to announce esteemed Michelin Star Chef Tam will kick off this gourmet month as he visits the resort from Friday, 1 November.

As City of Dreams’ Executive Chinese Chef, Master Chef Tam Kwok Fung leads the team at the celebrated Chinese restaurant, Jade Dragon at City of Dreams, Macau and was invited into the Silks kitchen earlier this year to join culinary forces with Head Chef Pat Cheong for the launch of Crown Perth’s premier Chinese restaurant Silks.

The duo collaborated on the Silks menu, signifying Crown Perth’s single-minded objective to provide the best Chinese cuisine in Perth.

With more than 30 years experience in Cantonese fine dining, Chef Tam has influenced Chef Cheong and the interpretation of the Silks menu, with Chef Cheong having recently completed a mentorship in Macau under Chef Tam. Chef Tam also sent four of his Jade Dragon kitchen team to Crown Perth for a pre-opening ‘Tour of Duty’ and they have since become a permanent part of the Silks team, producing exquisite Cantonese dishes and regional specialties.

Chef Tam will be at Crown Perth for four days only cooking for a contingent of International VIP guests and also revisiting the Silks menu with Chef Cheong – he will also have the opportunity to try West Australian fresh produce at its very best.

Chief Operating Officer – Hotels & Entertainment Andrew Hill said, “We are constantly looking at ways of promoting Crown Perth and Western Australia in key South Eastern Asian markets. The collaboration between Silks Head Chef Cheong and Jade Dragon’s Chef Tam exemplifies one of our key partnerships with China, which is an important tourism market.”

For more information please contact:
Crown Perth Public Relations
Ph: +61 8 9362 8009
Fax: +61 8 9362 7909

Notes to editors:

Chef Tam Kwok Fung – Biography
Chef Tam Kwok Fung is the Executive Chinese Chef of City of Dreams, Macau - an integrated entertainment resort developed by Melco Crown Entertainment Limited.

Chef Tam is the master Chef of signature Chinese restaurant, Jade Dragon. Previously Chef Tam launched internationally acclaimed Chinese restaurant Ying at Altira Macau, attaining a one Michelin Star rating in the Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau in 2009. Chef Tam brought to Ying an unequaled skill in Chinese cooking, honed over 30 years of experience in Cantonese fine dining. During his outstanding career, which spans China, Hong Kong and Thailand, Chef Tam routinely prepared a variety of traditional and contemporary Cantonese dishes for world leaders, the royal families of Thailand, Japan and Nepal and a host of politicians and presidents.

Prior joining Altira, Chef Tam was Executive Chinese Chef at the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok, a position he held for nine years during which time the hotel’s Mei Jiang Cantonese restaurant was consecutively awarded “Best Chinese Restaurant” by Metro and Dining and Entertainment magazines for the years 1999 to 2005, whilst Chef Tam was awarded the Gold Medal at the fifth World Championship of Chinese Cooking in 2005, arguably the pre-eminent award for Chinese cooking.

With a deep understanding of how to select the best in quality farm-fresh produce combined with traditional Chinese culinary techniques, Chef Tam creates dishes that are both delicious and help preserve the body’s balance and health. His extensive range of offerings at City of Dreams is inspired by regional dishes from across Canton and Tam is dedicated to producing authentic flavors delicately enhanced by the finest personally selected organic produce. 

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