The Wrest point Hotel Casino is an Australian land based casino located in Sandy Bay, Hobart Tasmania Australia that was designed by the legendary architect Keith Wildman and build by Arthur Drysdale. Despite its age, the architect masterpiece genius still manifest itself in the building as the building is unique and remain a landmark in that area.
It has 269 full furnished rooms, six bars and five restaurants. The Wrest point Hotel Casino was officially opened on 10th February 1973 as the first Australian legal casino. However, The Wrest point Hotel Casino initially opened in 1939 but started operating as a casino in 1973. Federal Hotels acquired The hotel in 1956. Federal Hotels are the oldest hotel groups in Australia and have successfully integrated themselves into the Australian community by running the hotel industry.
Naturally, Tasmania is a place with natural beauty. It has the scenery potential of attracting tourists that initially it was not well-known. The Wrest point Hotel Casino decided to capitalize on the acquisition of tourists by making the hotel a legal gambling point.
The company tried to get a license for the casino in 1960 to attract tourists as then Tasmania natural scenery was unknown to many. Many tourists want a destination in which they can enjoy and have fun. The allure of gambling would be attractive to many which prompted the company to invest in casinos. The company tried to get a license for casino in 1960 to attract tourists as then Tasmania natural scenery was unknown to many in a bid to attract tourists.
The company tried to get a license for the casino in 1960 as a way of making Tasmania a tourist destination. The management of The Wrest point Hotel Casino handed John Haddad the mandate of acquiring the licences and with the assistance of Tasmania Premier Eric Reece made it possible for the hotel to gain Casino licence. The chance of making Tasmania a tourist destination was very attractive to the local government as it improved the revenue generated from the tourism sector.
The Wrest point Hotel Casino is a seventeen-story hotel tower with a revolving restaurant making it an architectural masterpiece that was and still is the tallest building in the area. The ambiance that it offers to the clients who book the hotel makes it so irresistible that they have to make subsequent reservations.
The Australian land based casino was instrumental in the growing casino industry in the Australian and paved way for the development of the casino industry in the country with the opening of 12 additional casinos in the country.
Since its opening, the hotel is constantly improving and has experienced many improvement on the original designed with the creation of Conference centre that was opened in 1984 and the boardwalk that was added in 1996.The hotel offers electronic gaming, poker royalty programs, table games and many other games making it attractive to tourists. For more information on services offered Wrest point, Hotel Casino contact the hotel on (03)6221 1888.