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CONRAD INTERNATIONAL TREASURY CASINO

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									          CONRAD INTERNATIONAL TREASURY CASINO

When the Conrad International Treasury Casino opened in April 1995, a new era
in gaming entertainment was launched in Australia offering the very latest in
modern technology against a 19th century architectural backdrop.

From the energy, excitement and adventure of a 24 hour casino to the colonial
charm of a deluxe hotel, the Conrad International Treasury Casino encompasses
the best of both worlds, providing more choices in entertainment, dining and
relaxation.

This magnificent casino hotel is located in the centre of Brisbane, Queensland's
capital city, in two of Australia's oldest and grandest heritage buildings which
have been painstakingly restored to retain historical integrity.

Formerly known as the Treasury Building and the Land Administration Building,
they were constructed in various stages between 1886 and 1928.

Conrad International Treasury Casino is owned by Jupiters Limited and
operated by Conrad International Hotels a division of Park Place Entertainment,
the gaming side of Hilton Hotels Corporation (USA).

Park Place is the world’s largest gaming company, as measured by casino
square footage and revenues, and is the only casino gaming company with a
leading presence in Nevada, New Jersey and Mississippi – the three largest
gaming markets in the United States. In 1999, the company will own or have an
interest in 17 gaming properties located throughout the United States, Australia
and Uruguay, with a total of 1.4 million square feet of gaming space and
approximately 23,000 hotel rooms.

Conrad International Treasury Casino is situated only thirty minutes from the
Brisbane International Airport providing easy access for visitors and is
conveniently located in the central business district.

The Victorian-era Treasury Building is home to one of the world's finest casinos
with three levels of gaming.

Conrad International Treasury Casino has 100 gaming tables and over 1,100
gaming machines. Guests can choose from Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud
Poker, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Craps, Treasury Wheel, Pai Gow and Sic-Bo.



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                             PO Box 2488, Brisbane Queensland 4001
                          Telephone (07) 3306 8888 Fax: (07) 3306 8880

                           Owned by Jupiters Limited A. C. N. 010 741 045
The casino has the largest gaming machine operation in Queensland with a
bigger variety in poker machines, draw poker machines and keno machines and
offering more jackpots.

The live Keno draw offers even more excitement and convenience to guests with
the opportunity of winning up to two million dollars for an investment of just $1.
There is easy access Keno stations throughout the building with a Keno draw
taking place every three minutes providing 480 draws a day.

The private members area, “Club Conrad”, is in the Treasury Building and adds
another dimension of style and choice to the three levels of the casino. Club
Conrad will provide another 39 guest rooms.

In 1998, the casino underwent a further $16 million refurbishment as part of its
owners, Jupiters Limited, belief in the economic viability of casino entertainment
in Brisbane.

Vice President and General Manager, Howard Dreitzer acknowledged the
support of Jupiters Limited and said that the refurbishment came at a time of
increased competition in the gaming industry and the need to regularly update
our product was vital.

When the casino first opened in April 1995, the original design of the casino was
strongly influenced by heritage concerns. However, the interior design of the
building reflected a strong casino theme and attempted to highlight the heritage
qualities of the building.

“The Treasury building is not only steeped in history and beautifully restored to
reflect its past, but also needs to embrace all the action, glamour and excitement
that goes with a casino,” said Howard.

After canvassing a number of patrons some key issues emerged, namely that
patrons wanted a more fun and exciting interior, more break-out and lounging
areas to meet friends and also from an operational perspective there was a
need to improve circulation and accessibility to move around the casino.

Initially the casino was not allowed any exterior signage but after considerable
lobbying there are now external banners advising people that the Treasury
building is now the Treasury Casino.

The $16 million investment includes changes to directional signage; new carpets
and palm trees in the main floor to give that distinctive Queensland feel.


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                             PO Box 2488, Brisbane Queensland 4001
                          Telephone (07) 3306 8888 Fax: (07) 3306 8880

                           Owned by Jupiters Limited A. C. N. 010 741 045
A new roof, complete with star fields and cyber light projections of clouds,
geometric designs and stars add to the atmosphere. The side walls include
trompes, brighter colours, lighting effects and stained glass windows.

For the ultimate choice in dining and entertainment, Conrad International
Treasury Casino has four exciting and very different restaurants including the
award winning Marco Polo East West Cuisine for innovative dining; Blackjacks
Casino Buffet; Pastano for delightful pasta and noodle dishes and Cafe 21,
offering 24 hour a-la-carte dining for any occasion.
There are seven bars throughout the casino to cater for every mood. From the
electric atmosphere of the LiveWire Bar located just off the main gaming floor
beneath a four-storey atrium to the warmth and intimacy of the historical
Premier’s Lounge Bar.

Admission to the casino is free and guests of 18 years and over are welcome to
enjoy the excitement and hospitality of the magnificent Conrad International
Treasury Casino.

Located just across Queens Park, the Conrad International Hotel (Winner – 1998
& 1999 Brisbane Tourism Awards - Luxury Accommodation & Qld Hotels
Association 1998 Awards of Excellence – Best Luxury Hotel) is a deluxe property
offering a rare blend of modern convenience and colonial charm comprising 97
guest rooms and suites. The "old world" feel of the decor and the first class
Conrad International service will provide a memorable experience in a unique
setting.

Features in all rooms include King or Double/Double beds, luxury bathrooms
including hairdryer, twice-daily housekeeping service, personal-bars and
refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk, individually
controlled air conditioning and heating, electronic key locks, direct dial
telephones, colour television with Spectravision guest choice movies and radio
channels.

Guest services include staff interpreters, seven-day-a-week valet and laundry
services, daily newspaper delivery, limousine service and babysitting.

Facilities for the business or corporate traveler include 24-hour photocopying
and facsimile services, facsimiles and modem connections in-room on request
and secretarial services.




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                             PO Box 2488, Brisbane Queensland 4001
                          Telephone (07) 3306 8888 Fax: (07) 3306 8880

                           Owned by Jupiters Limited A. C. N. 010 741 045
Throughout the casino-hotel there is easy access for disabled guests and
special toilet facilities in all public areas. Seven hotel guest rooms are
specifically equipped for the disabled.

Meeting facilities and a private boardroom are available in the hotel for
discerning business people who choose to soak up the ambience of these
historic buildings. In addition, the old cabinet room, last used by the Queensland
Cabinet in the mid 1970's, is restored as a meeting and dining room for guests
with views overlooking Queens Park.

The hotel restaurant “Ryans on the Park” and cocktail bar is located on the
ground level of the building also overlooking Queens Park with the Gallery Bar
located nearby. Ryans features contemporary cuisine while colourful modern
artwork provides the perfect contrast to the ‘old world’ atmosphere.

Queens Park, which lies between the casino and hotel, has been restored to its
original design after a seven-storey car park was built underneath. Following
careful reinstatement of the beautifully manicured lawns and landscaped plants
and trees, the park provides a green sanctuary in the heart of the city. Keeping
watch on this historical quarter of Brisbane are the restored statues of Queen
Victoria and Queensland Premier T.J. Ryan which were erected in 1906 and
1925 respectively.

The very essence of this cosmopolitan city is within minutes walk of the city
centre, clustered around and emanating from the life of the Brisbane River. On
one side discover one of Australia’s greatest inner city botanical gardens,
historic walks and bikeways, department stores, specialty shops and cinemas.
Wander across the bridge or take a short ferry ride to the new Convention
Centre, Southbank Parklands, Lyric Theatre, Queensland Museum, Library and
Art Gallery.

Within an hours drive enjoy championship 18 hole golf courses, magnificent Gold
Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches, tropical hinterland, Conrad Jupiters
Casino, three world class theme parks and much more.

So after over 12 million visitors, the Treasury Casino has made an impact on the
local community. The casino is a major investor in community activities such as
the Brisbane Festival, RAQ Fashion Design Awards, National Trust, Queensland
Arts Council, MS Society Brissie to Bay bike ride, Australia Day activities and
the Treasury Casino Brisbane Bullets basketball team.

As well as donating over $100,000 in accommodation and restaurant vouchers
each year to local charities to assist with their fund raising activities.

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                             PO Box 2488, Brisbane Queensland 4001
                          Telephone (07) 3306 8888 Fax: (07) 3306 8880

                           Owned by Jupiters Limited A. C. N. 010 741 045
Over and above these amounts, both Conrad International and Treasury Casino
and Conrad Jupiters casino contribute 1% towards the Jupiters
Community Benefit Fund which allocates grants to charitable and community
based organizations in the South East Queensland region.


For further information please contact:

Michelle Groombridge
Public Relations Manager
Conrad International Hotel & Treasury Casino
Ph: (07) 3306 8747 Mobile: 0408 885 082
Email: mgroombridge@conrad.com.au




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                             PO Box 2488, Brisbane Queensland 4001
                          Telephone (07) 3306 8888 Fax: (07) 3306 8880

                           Owned by Jupiters Limited A. C. N. 010 741 045

								
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