Joining forces with Marquee nightclub, the casino group hired a private 747 to fly in more than a dozen high-profile celebrities including Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chace Crawford, Samantha Ronson and Jonah Hill to welcome in 2013 in Sydney before heading back to Las Vegas for a second tilt at New Year revelry.
While The Star Sydney Casino & Hotel refused to comment on the trip, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx tweeted an image of the private jet which flew them here on Friday.
Foxx took to the stage at Marquee on Friday night during Ronson’s DJ set, providing excited club-goers with an impromptu singing performance for more than an hour.
Yesterday, he and his family visited Taronga Zoo and about 5pm, he tweeted his fans to ask for advice on what to do in Sydney.
“OK guys, I’m here in Australia – what should I do while I’m here?” he asked.
Plans are understood to be under way for the celebrities to fly back to Las Vegas after the midnight countdown at Marquee tomorrow, which, because of the time difference, would have them on ground in the US in time to celebrate New Year’s Eve all over again. To do this, the troupe will have to fly in choppers to Canberra Airport to catch the private jet to avoid Sydney Airport’s overnight curfew.