Marquee Sydney

Pour One (Vodka Red-Bull) Out: The Star is Shutting Down ‘Marquee’

Just when you thought Sydney’s nightlife couldn’t get any worse, The Star Sydney announced its intention to cease operations at Marquee nightclub. It’s a major blow for both wild teenagers and corporate cowboys who enjoy spending more time in the bathrooms than on the dancefloor. The only question remaining is, where will cashed-up dolts go for bottle service now?

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Last weekend, former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal aka DJ Diesel rocked Marquee with a musical performance for the ages. However, not even his star power could save the venue, with the recently appointed CEO of the casino, Scott Wharton, saying it was time for the business to move in a different direction.

“We have a good and long-standing relationship with the owners of the Marquee brand,” he said. “They are an excellent partner, and we will discuss doing more with them in the premium hospitality space. In this instance, it’s about looking at other food and beverage options that will further enhance The Star Sydney as a world-class tourism and entertainment destination.”

Mr Wharton said there have been challenges operating the venue as a nightclub. “Incidents and issues have surfaced at times and that creates additional pressures to meet the standards we expect of ourselves,” he said.

Mr Wharton said it was expected Marquee would close later in the year, and the redeployment of any impacted staff would be a top priority. “It’s a tough call to make but if we’re going to earn back the trust and confidence of all our stakeholders, we need to assess and react accordingly on how we run our operations.”

The Star Sydney CEO said future plans for the venue would be announced in due course.

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Sam Mangioni is an experienced Staff Writer with an extensive background in digital content production and news. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. A specialist in sport, lifestyle and gear coverage, Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.