The venue, which has housed the likes of Drake, Paris Hilton, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cardi B in its heyday, has been plagued by a “series of incidents and issues” of late that have affected its closure, management told 9news. .com. ouch
Scott Wharton, recently appointed CEO of The Star, confirmed the news today, admitting it was “time for the business to move in a different direction”.
He said “other food and drink options” are now being looked at to fill the gap.
“The owners (of the Marquee brand) are an excellent partner and we will discuss doing more with them,” he said.
“Sometimes incidents and problems have arisen and that creates additional pressures to meet the standards we expect of ourselves.
“It is a difficult decision to make, but if we are going to regain the trust of all our stakeholders, we must assess and react accordingly on how we conduct our operations.”
Mr. Wharton said “staff redeployment” was one of the company’s top priorities and future plans for the site would be announced in due course.
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The ‘state of the art’ venue has become famous over the years for being frequented by Sydney’s elite, as well as international stars and celebrities, and for hosting major Australian events.
The nightclub opened its doors in 2012 and will officially close its doors for the last time later in the year.
Marquee is the latest addition to a long list of beloved Sydney spots that have closed in the last year as hotel owners continue to grapple with a post-pandemic world.
Newtown cocktail bar Kuletos announced yesterday that it will soon be closing, as well as vegan favorite Bodhi, 34, which served its last meal this month, and Chinatown’s iconic Yum Cha establishment Marigold, which closed in December.