The Star Sydney has confirmed Marquee nightclub will close at the end of the year after a decade in business.

The 20,000sqft mega venue opened its doors in 2012 with the international club brand bringing in local and international headliners and patrons over the years.

The Star Sydney CEO Scott Wharton said the closure is in line with the businesses’ shift in focus, which will see The Star Sydney hone in on hospitality concepts.

“In this instance, it’s about looking at other food and beverage options that will further enhance The Star Sydney as a world-class tourism and entertainment destination,” he says.

“It’s a tough call to make, but if we’re going to earn back the trust and confidence of all our stakeholders, we need to assess and react accordingly on how we run our operations.”

Wharton also flagged “incidents and issues” associated with the venue as part of the reason behind Marquee’s upcoming closure, which have “surfaced at times, and that creates additional pressures to meet the standards we expect of ourselves”, says the CEO.

A closing date has yet to be announced, but Marquee will shutter later in the year, with staff expected to be deployed to other venues within the business.

But it might not spell the end for the Marquee brand and The Star. Wharton said discussions are set to take place when it comes to “doing more with them in the premium hospitality space”.

Plans for the new venue that will take over Marquee’s location will be announced in due course, with The Star recently opening the doors to its latest restaurant Rumble last week.