SKYCITYS Lagoon on track for 2012 opening

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Construction on SKYCITY’S Lagoon Resort in Darwin has hit the half way mark, signaling that the resort is on track for its scheduled opening in mid July next year.The 40 million dollar Lagoon Resort has just completed the construction of a 20 meter bridge over the lagoon which marks the operation is running on time for a dry season opening next year.Extending upon the existing SKYCITY 5-star property at Mindil beach, the new addition is being built around a tropical lagoon swimming pool and will include two super villas, as well as 32 luxury guestrooms.Deputy Chief Minister Hon Delia Phoebe Lawrie said the construction of the resort will increase opportunities for the region.“The SKYCITY Beach Resort is a first for Darwin and the Northern Territory and will provide a welcome standard of luxury accommodation in the Top End which is usually associated with high-end Asian destinations,” Ms Lawrie said.SKYCITY Entertainment Group Chief Executive Nigel Morrison said the development offered excellent potential for Darwin and the NT.“Enhancing the quality of our property in Darwin with its amazing dry season climate, will allow us to seriously compete with the best properties in Australia and Asia for the higher end tourist market.” Mr Morrison said.Mr Morrison added that the development and quality of the resort’s facilities allows them to further market Darwin as a VIP international resort destination to the Asian and Chinese high rollers.“With the bridge across the central lagoon now in place, we are an important step closer to delivering this landmark development to the Northern Territory.”The new Resort will also feature a swim up bar, all day dining restaurant, terrace bar and day spa.last_img