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CROWN’S AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 14 January 2015
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International Sporting Stars to Attend Crown's IMG Tennis Player's Party - 13 January 2015
Melbourne. Sunday 13 January 2013. Held on the eve of the Australian Open, this exclusive gathering of world class tennis professionals and entertainment industry heavy weights will make Crown’s IMG Tennis Players’ Party one of the most high profile events of 2013.
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A Chinese theme will be in play this year with lanterns lining the open-air venue and guests will enjoy a gourmet BBQ offering alongside entertainment from the Absolute 80s Show featuring Brian Mannix (Uncanny Xmen), Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera) and Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen).

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'Exhibition Hall' Crowns Second Home of the Aussie Millions - 13 January 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia. Tuesday 13 January 2015. Crown Melbourne has unveiled a new film set and tournament playing area for the 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship - ‘Exhibition Hall’.
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With the expansion of the Aussie Millions ‘Exhibition Hall’, located in the award winning Crown Conference Centre, will be a second home to poker for the Aussie Millions and the production studio of the Aussie Millions TV series.

Complete with 27 poker tables, café, registration booth and more ‘Exhibition Hall’ will certainly add another level to the superior offering that Crown provides for players.

‘Exhibition Hall’ will host;
 Daily $250 Phase 2 Satellites (at 4pm)
 Nightly $1,150 Phase 3 Satellites (at 6pm)
 Event 10 - Main Event - Final Table
 Event 11 - $100,000 Challenge - Final Table
 Event 12 - No Limit Holdem Terminator
 Event 13 - The Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions
 Event 14 - No Limit Holdem / PLO
 Event 15 - No Limit Holdem - Mix Max
 Event 21 - The LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge - Final Table

The Aussie Millions is a festival of poker, with 21 separate poker events with buy-ins ranging from AUD$1,150 to AUD$250,000. The comprehensive slate of the game’s most popular variations will be on offer and a total of 20 coveted Aussie Millions LK Boutique ‘Championship Rings’ will be awarded to each event winner.

Crown Melbourne’s Director of Poker Jim Preston said “Crown Melbourne’s Aussie Millions Poker Championship has effectively become one of the top poker majors and a favourite amongst some of the most renowned players in the world, and the stage has never been brighter."

Event: Crown’s 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship
Dates: Wednesday 14 January to Monday 2 February 2015
Locations: The Crown Poker Room (Level B2, Crown Entertainment Complex)
Exhibition Hall (Crown Conference Centre)
Media Accreditation: Register your interest via http://www.aussiemillions.com/media-accreditation
Website: www.aussiemillions.com | www.crownpoker.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/crownpokerroom
Twitter: www.twitter.com/crownpoker
Hashtag: #crownpoker #aussiemillions #crownmelbourne

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For further media information please contact:
Natasha Stipanov
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts Limited
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8671
Email: natasha.stipanov@crownresorts.com.au

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Crown with colourful celebrations of music, dancing, fireworks and culinary delights - 12 January 2015
Crown Melbourne will host a vibrant and colourful festival from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 February.
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Melbourne, 12 January 2015 – In celebration of the Year of the Goat and to welcome a new Lunar Year of good fortune and prosperity, Crown Melbourne will host a vibrant and colourful festival from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 February. The Year of the Goat is associated with solidarity, calmness and harmony, and will be celebrated with elaborate decorations, cooking demonstrations, food stalls bursting with delicious Asian street food, a spectacular fireworks display and a host of exhibitions, cultural activities and live entertainment.

An exciting weekend program of entertainment for the whole family includes Crown’s famous Riverwalk Hawker’s Bazaar, good luck giveaways, cultural dance performances, a Video Star Karaoke challenge and spectacular dragon and lion processions weaving their way through Crown and along the Riverwalk from Queensbridge Street through to Clarendon Street. According to Chinese legend, the dragon is the ruler of the sky and water, holding the highest position amongst all animals, whilst the lion serves as its protector. The ceremonial dances performed during Lunar New Year celebrations serve to ward off evil spirits through the thunderous sound of loud drums and firecrackers.

Each day across the weekend from 11:00am to 11:00pm, underneath a canopy of glittering lights and lanterns, more than 60 stallholders will fill the Riverwalk for the Hawker’s Bazaar, offering a sensory overload of traditional arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, Asian delicacies, music and interactive performances. From 9:30pm on Saturday 14th February, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the sky along the river and ward off evil spirits for the year ahead.

Crown’s Atrium will be transformed with a month-long installation representing the Chinese zodiac sign. To commemorate the Year of the Goat, an intricate 5 metre x 5 metre sculpture featuring a family of goats will be the centrepiece of a decorative display that includes arrangements of delicate spring flowers, lanterns, light projections, lucky charms, lucky red Ang Pao envelopes, gold coins and more. The Lunar New Year Atrium Display will run from 28 January – 28 February.

For more information, including event and performance times, please visit www.crownmelbourne.com.au

What: Crown’s Lunar New Year Festival
Where: Crown Riverwalk – spanning Queensbridge Street through to Clarendon Street
When: Hawker’s Bazaar - Friday 13 to Sunday 15 February, from 11am – 11pm daily Atrium display – 28 January to 28 February
Admission: Free
Details: www.crownmelbourne.com.au

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Crown Concierge Ashleigh Macdonald becomes the first Melbourne woman in fifteen years admitted to Les Clef d’Or - 03 December 2014
Crown Resorts’ exceptional level of customer service has been formally recognised.
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MELBOURNE, 3 DECEMBER 2014 – Crown Resorts’ exceptional level of customer service has been formally recognised with a member of the five-star hotel’s Concierge staff, Ashleigh Macdonald being accepted into the Australian chapter of the international organisation of hotel Concierge - Les Clefs d’Or. Ashleigh joins the exclusive organisation of hotel concierge as one of only three female members, and the first female member appointed from Melbourne in fifteen years.

Established in Cannes in 1952, Les Clef d’Or awards new members with the gold crossed keys, an honour reserved for a highly select number of service professionals who continually demonstrate the highest level of care for their guests. The distinctive gold keys worn on the lapel of Les Clefs d'Or members are recognised by travelers around the world and identify the bearer as a true professional in their chosen career. Each member of the Society strives to consistently provide the most caring, attentive service to their guests, and to work in a manner reflective of Les Clefs d’Or’s motto, "In Service through Friendship."

To be accepted into Les Clefs d’Or, Ashleigh was required to demonstrate commitment to the continual improvement of service standards and to recognise the valuable role she plays in maintaining Australia’s reputation as a desirable destination for travellers.

Peter Crinis, Chief Operating Officer - Crown Hotels and Food & Beverage for Crown Melbourne, said “this is a huge honour for both Ms Macdonald and Crown. We are very grateful to have Ashleigh on our team at Crown Melbourne and are thrilled that she has been recognised for her professionalism and excellence.”

Ashleigh commenced her career at Crown in 2008 within the food and beverage team before moving across to Concierge in 2010. This recognition highlights the exceptional service she provides guests on a daily basis and her unwavering passion for the industry.


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