1 August 2012 by Luke McCormick
Crown Casino has announced plans to build a luxurious new Crown hotel at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth.
Construction on the Crown Towers Hotel is expected to start early next year and will feature 500 guest rooms over 25 floors.
Crown will spend $568 million on the project over three years, with completion expected in 2016.
The news will be welcome by authorities in Perth, which has long faced a shortage of accommodation, with the highest occupancy rates of any Australian city, thanks in most part to the mining boom.
"The new hotel comes at a time when Perth and Western Australia are in desperate need of additional luxury hotel and short term accommodation to satisfy the demands of business travellers and tourists and will put Perth firmly back on the map for leisure travellers seeking exclusive, resort-style experiences," Crown said in a statement.