SKYCITY Hamilton to develop exciting food and beverage precinct in central city

Hamilton’s CBD will soon be home to an exciting new food and beverage precinct, with SKYCITY Hamilton investing in a significant development at its Victoria Street property.

Michelle Baillie, SKYCITY Hamilton’s General Manager, today announced that five new food and beverage outlets will be developed including a craft beer bar, gourmet burger outlet, cafe, new restaurant and cocktail lounge. The precinct within the SKYCITY Hamilton atrium will offer shared seating under the historic glassed dome - once part of the Hamilton Post Office building built in 1940.

Ms Baillie says SKYCITY is pleased to be supporting growth in Hamilton’s CBD by investing in the precinct.

“We are committed to developing a food and beverage hub that will be attractive for locals and visitors alike and this precinct is perfectly positioned to help showcase Hamilton – being in the centre of town and near the beautiful Waikato River. As a large employer in Hamilton and as the city’s premium entertainment destination, SKYCITY is pleased to be further contributing to growth for the central city and adding to our other fantastic facilities,” says Ms Baillie.

Ms Baillie says SKYCITY is working with New Zealand design company ctrl Space - led by Chris Stevens for the design and Hawkins Construction for the construction of the precinct.

“We have a great team of professionals on board to deliver what will be a truly unique, thriving food and beverage hub to the city of Hamilton – something that hasn’t been seen here before. We cannot wait to have the new outlets up and running and we expect to have the majority operating before Christmas,” she says.

Construction of the precinct will begin in the next three weeks, with SKYCITY’s current outlets Silk Chinese Restaurant closing from 29 June and Rebo Cafe and Restaurant closing late September. A Chinese food offering will still be available within the casino restaurants and for functions and all other SKYCITY Hamilton outlets will operate as normal.

Michelle Baillie says all SKYCITY Hamilton staff who are affected by the changes have been communicated with and will be offered alternative roles in other areas of the business.

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Media enquiries:

Kelly Armitage

SKYCITY Group Communications Manager Phone: +64 9 363 6368 Mobile: +64 27 213 5625 Kelly.armitage@skycity.co.nz