Alice gets a new restaurant

Lasseters Hotel Casino in Alice Springs has commenced the second phase of its $35 million redevelopment.

Work has begun at the property on a new 180-seat contemporary-style restaurant, as well as a VIP gaming lounge.
The new restaurant’s cuisine will offer a fusion of modern Australian with a hint of the outback and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with capacity for inside or alfresco dining.
The VIP gaming lounge will deliver a private gaming experience with the latest technology in machines and casino table games, to be complemented by exclusive food and beverage service to VIP players.
Both projects are expected to be completed by mid-year 2013.
Phase three of the re-development program will see construction of a separate hotel reception area, a relaxation and massage treatment centre, and a commercial fitness centre.
A new $10 million accommodation wing housing 66 rooms including split-level two-bedroom suites opened in July 2012.
Lasseters Hotel Casino is situated at the foot of the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges and overlooks the 18-hole Alice Springs Golf Course, Australia’s only championship desert golf course, and is connected to the Alice Springs Convention Centre.
Despite having recently upgraded the audio-visual within the Alice Springs Convention Centre with automated drop down data projectors and wide screens within the conference
rooms, the venue has gone a step further and installed
Apple TVs throughout.
This allows any organiser or presenter to connect their iPad or Mac computer through the free WiFi at ASPCC and project their presentation seamlessly onto the screen in the conference room – no wires, no fuss!
Also in the pipeline, due to be released in the first half of 2013, is a new and enhanced website. Along with information on the convention centre it will also offer information on Alice Springs and the surrounds, with links to local operators, Tourism Central Australia and Tourism NT.