Crown Casino. Melbourne
2012 GOURMET TRAVELLER WINNER-'BEST LARGE LUXURY HOTEL'. Situated in the beautiful and exciting city of Melbourne, Crown Casino is arguably the deluxe resort of Australia. As a multi award winning destination Crown offers unsurpassed levels of luxury with its fine dine restaurants, an array of shopping, function rooms, grand ball room and of course, one of the best casinos in Australia. Beginning at the ‘Red Carpet’ gold gilded Crown signature entry and throughout the complex you will see gilding works by WalkleyArt. For several years Marcus has been commissioned by both Crown and appointed Architects and Designers and decorators to present a suitable surface proposal/solution and apply shimmering coats of gold or silver leaf as well as painted surfaces that compliment the varied elegance throughout the hotel. In the newly refurbished Porte Cochere, WalkleyArt was commissioned by Bates Smart to gild their interlaced sculpture. Marcus incorporated soft organic silk finish metal foil gilding with high gloss burnished gold leaf to create light play and drama announcing the curling facets contained in the form. He delivered a soft silver leafed wall for Bates Smart in the main lobbies Group Bookings counter. His work is also visible throughout the gaming floors, and on several levels in function halls, Palladium Entry Lounge, the exclusive Mahogany Room entry and signature Fine Dine Restaurants. "Our quest to achieve excellence drives us forward as we adapt and collaborate with department heads, architects and design leaders. WalkleyArt continues to provide the latest in gilding technology, on time, on target and in strict adherance to all compliances. Our dedication to delivering a clearly told, well finessed story, to personal and customer elation enriches us. We are very happy to enjoy long standing relationships with several of the worlds finest establishments, architects and decorators" MW.