"This project will make The Star a $3 billion 'downtown' resort – in the heart of Australia's global city - on the shores of the world's greatest harbour."We are unashamedly about Sydney. We are aiming higher for Sydney while our rival has to have a bet each way. We believe our plans will be compelling for both the NSW Government and the residents of Sydney," Mr Redmond said. Strategic Benefits of Proposal Tourism Under Echo's proposal, The Star will feature every element of a world class Integrated Resort and once completed it is expected to deliver an additional 330,000 international and interstate visitors per year. Key attractions will include:
- A total of 1,150 hotel rooms – including over 500 new 5- and 6- star rooms spread over two hotels;
- More than 50 world class restaurants and bars – including over 20 brand new experiences; and,
- Extensive convention and meeting spaces and a full range of resort facilities.