Suncoast Casino in Durbs is ready to welcome holidaymakers after the completion of an extensive renovation to the property, valued at R1.6 billion, providing Durban with a world-class attraction for both local and international visitors.
From floor to ceiling and length to length, the entire property has been refurbished. Floor space has increased, and now offers full facilities carefully planned to deliver on the needs of a diverse audience, from families to casino patrons to movie-lovers to theatre-goers and the corporate market.
Originally constructed by Tsogo Sun in 2002, Suncoast has an annual footfall of almost 6 million entertainment-seekers. The redevelopment project – which includes the addition of 10 new eateries, three retail outlets, increased casino space, a newly located Salon Privé with 180-degree sea views, a Barnyard Theatre, a multi-purpose event venue and increased underground parking – has added 8 000 square metres of space to the Golden Mile.
Capitalising on the location that sets it apart from any other entertainment destination in the KZN region, Suncoast’s sea-facing façade has been opened up, creating a family-friendly environment on the lower-level and a Salon Privé unlike any on the continent, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.
On the casino floor, which has been completely refurbished with a modern new design, the slots allocation has increased from 1 600 slot machines to 1 850, while in the tables area, four new tables have been added, taking the total number to 71 tables.
Suncoast’s younger crowd have certainly not been forgotten, with a safe and secure outdoor area designed specifically for families, nestled among family-friendly restaurants, including Spur and John Dory’s. The restaurants open out onto a park-like, landscaped setting including a water play area.
Suncoast will also become home to a variety of festivals, exhibitions, comedy shows, product launches, shows and concerts, courtesy of its new multi-purpose venue, The Globe.