Find upcoming events at The Rendezvous Casino At The Kursaal in Essex, Southend On S. Full event details plus travel info, opening times + venue info. The Kursaal has been an icon of Southend for more than 100 years. Ever since the Kursaal's penultimate tenant - the Rendezvous Casino - shut its doors back in July, the historic landmark has loomed empty over the Southend-on-Sea skyline.. Once a seafront titan, the Kursaal is ingrained in the town's identity. The word Kursaal comes from the German language and means a room or public hall used by visitors at health resorts in Germany. It later became to mean an amusement park at a seaside or other type of resort. The opening of the Kursaal amusement park must have been a very exciting day in the lives of the people living in Southend, Essex in 1901. The Kursaal's been revamped since I last visited, but not for the better. Now called The Rendezvous, this casino looks really tired despite a makeover and a lack visitors suggests others feel the same and are staying away. We booked for dinner and already, on Fri 22 Nov, the set Christmas menu had been introduced. Nothing about this was THE old Kursaal pleasure palace on Southend seafront could be set for a new lease of life as a hotel, it has been revealed. Southend councillors were told the building’s leaseholders are drawing Southend Kursaal: Uncertain future for old building as casino closes . By “The casino decided to open in Southend and at the time it was quite obvious it was the best location and it had the The Kursaal's been revamped since I last visited, but not for the better. Now called The Rendezvous, this casino looks really tired despite a makeover and a lack visitors suggests others feel the same and are staying away. We booked for dinner and already, on Fri 22 Nov, the We were the first casino group in the UK to introduce dynamic leisure facilities to its properties to make them true entertainment destinations; these include celebrity chef restaurants (James Martin and Marco Pierre White) and a Sports Bar in partnership with Carlsberg at the Empire casino in London's Leicester Square. We're also the home of Caesars Rewards. It's the richest, fastest and best Spa-Resorts in Southend-on-Sea; Romantische Hotels Southend-on-Sea; Nach Hotelklassifizierung. Hotels mit 4 Sternen in Southend-on-Sea; Hotels mit 3 Sternen in Southend-on-Sea; Nach Hotelkette Southend Borough Council has said that the situation regarding the Kursaal is disappointing, but there's very little they can do. Councillor Kevin Robinson - cabinet member for business, culture and tourism - said: "It is very disappointing to hear of the permanent closure of Rendezvous Casino at the Kursaal, although understandable given the challenging economic times we find ourselves in.
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