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Crown Towers
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Crown Towers in 2010
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Alternative names
  • Crown Towers Hotel
  • Crown Casino Hotel
General information
Status Complete
Location 8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne, Australia
Completed 1997
Opened 8 May 1997 (1997-05-08)
Height
Architectural 152.5 m (500 ft)
Roof 141.5 m (464 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 43
Design and construction
Architecture firm
  • Daryl Jackson Pty Ltd
  • Hudson Conway Architects
Developer Crown Resorts
Main contractor Grocon
Other information
Number of rooms 482

Crown Towers is a hotel skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Australia. Built in 1997, the hotel is one of three hotels at the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, the others being: Crown Promenade (2003) and Crown Metropol (2010). Located on the banks of the Yarra River, it overlooks the city centre, Kings Domain, Port Phillip and Docklands.

Description

Proposals for a Crown hotel to join the casino date back to as early as 1994, at a time when Crown casino was situated in a temporary location on the north bank of the Yarra River. Designed by Daryl Jackson and Hudson Conway, the Crown Towers hotel was completed in 1997 in Southbank, alongside the new casino complex. The 5–star hotel opened on 8 May 1997, albeit behind schedule. With 482 hotel rooms, across 43 levels, Crown Towers stands at 152.5 metres (500 feet) in height – making it the tallest all-hotel building in Australia. The hotel is the first skyscraper (building to reach at least 150 metres (492 ft)) to be constructed in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, a location wherein some of the tallest buildings in the city stand.

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