Construction company Brookfield Multiplex has won the International Hotel Awards’ Best New Hotel Design and Construction accolade for its Sydney project The Darling at The Star casino and entertainment complex.
The award, presented in London earlier this month, joins the contractor’s golden run at the NSW Master Builder Awards where it took home four gongs, including the top honour, for its work on The Star as well as the Tyree Energy Technologies Building at the University of New South Wales.
NSW Master Builder Awards:
- Hospitality Building – $80 million and over: The Darling
- Club/Entertainment Refurbishment – $120 million and over: The Star
- Tertiary Buildings – $50 million and over: Tyree Energy Technologies Building at UNSW
- 2012 Outstanding Construction Award: Tyree Energy Technologies Building at UNSW
The International Hotel Awards recognise outstanding luxury hotels purpose-built for conventions, golf, airports or resorts. Winners are considered using variables such as green credentials, architectural merit and design. Brookfield Multiplex beat construction companies from nine other regions to win the award, representing Asia-Pacific.
“Winning this award demonstrates our ability to design and construct premier, world-class hotels and entertainment precincts that reinvigorate the surrounding environment,” said David Ghannoum, regional managing director NSW at Brookfield Multiplex. “Our continued focus on building premium entertainment and leisure facilities has been demonstrated by winning these coveted awards.”
Project Star was part of the $870 million expansion of the former Star City Casino, one of the largest construction projects in New South Wales when construction began in 2009.
Innovative practices have also seen Brookfield Multiplex grow its reputation in the education space, Tyree being a recent example, says Ghannoum. “Through our Living Lab initiative, which used the site as a case study for engineering students, we were able to deliver value to the student community and have a positive impact beyond just the building itself.”
The Tyree building is custom designed to support the ongoing research of UNSW in world record-breaking solar photovoltaic technologies, sustainable clean fuels, smart grids, energy storage, energy economics and policy analysis.
Ghannoum says the awards are due to the commitment shown by Brookfield Multiplex’s people. “A common theme running through all of our projects is our desire to exceed expectations and these awards are certainly testament to that. Our business is built on our people and Brookfield Multiplex is proud to have such an innovative and dedicated team.”