Perth is a hot and happening city and with travellers from the eastern states hopping on planes and venturing into Western Australia, demand for hotels is fierce. We have put together a list of five hot hotels to lust after, to help you make your choice as to where to stay. Stay around Perth for a few days before heading off to other parts of this amazing state. Margaret River, Ningaloo Reef, Broome & The Kimberley, Albany, and Rottnest Island are just some of the locations on the wishlist. Here are our top five Perth hotels.
The Adnate Art Series Hotel
I see the hotel from a block away, the 25-storey high artwork on its side a dead giveaway. The Adnate is the newest in the Art Series Hotel family and the first in Western Australia. Inspired by Matt Adnate, known for his beautiful paintings of Indigenous people, he has gone over and above, literally.
The mega mural on the side stands for the past, present and future, while in the adjacent laneway, and in the interior staircase, there are two more large works. There are 650 of his works on giclee prints, in the rooms, around the hallways and in the 250 rooms. Apart from two of his prints, I loved little touches in my room including plenty of storage – more than usual – a brushstroke-themed shower screen, as well as other little touches like paint drips down from the top of the door which double as privacy sign holders.
The Adnate’s restaurant, Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails is a glorious space, opening onto a pool, and with some lovely area that gives the feel of being in a country garden. It’s perfect for breakfast, coffee, lunch, cocktails and dinner, after which you can go and paint the town red. Or just leave that to Adnate. Artserieshotels.com.au/Adnate
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth is a stunner on the banks of the Swan River. It has so much going for it it is hard to know where to start. So let’s start at the top. Songbird is the rooftop cocktail bar with indoor-outdoor spaces that everyone goes to either to just take in the view or to be seen taking in the view. It features botanical-inspired food, stunning cocktails – we love the signature Songbird in its amazing bird-shaped glass – and firepits to sit around while you take in the sunset.
Foodies love Hearth Restaurant, which has incredible produce sourced from top WA suppliers, and everyone loves the heated outdoor infinity pool. I mean really, who doesn’t love a good infinity pool with views! The Ritz-Carlton has a top-shelf spa, and as for accommodation, the absolute best of the best suite is the 277sqm Ritz–Carlton Suite – it features a separate living room and study, an oversized standalone bathtub and a separate rainforest shower.
COMO The Treasury
This beauty features intricate architecture with cantilevered balconies and ornate ceilings that were preserved by Perth-born architect Kerry Hill. Hill worked his magic managing to blend three 140-year-old buildings into one classically elegant hotel. The three buildings, the former Town Hall, Lands Office and Treasury, now house the sophisticated suites, as well as shops and restaurants. There are 48 suites that are spread out over four floors and feature original high ceilings and cornices, limed oak furniture, large bathrooms, balconies and natural light aplenty. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Wildflower, is on the rooftop with Chef Kim Brennan creating contemporary cuisine using the finest Western Australian produce. Post is located in the original franking room of Perth’s original General Post Office and now serves modern Italian cuisine. The Treasury Lounge and Bar is the place for High Tea. Spa lovers will not be disappointed as COMO The Treasury houses the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, with a range of massages, wellness offerings and yoga.
Hilton Parmelia Perth
This property has been recently renovated and now has a swanky look to go with its excellent location. The Hilton Parmelia Perth is next door to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and is a ten-minute walk from Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Elizabeth Quay on the Swan River, Perth Arena, and His Majesty’s Theatre. Choose from a good range of rooms, suites and executive rooms, and on the culinary side of things, Samuels On Mill offers authentically local West Australian fare. The menu showcases the incredible seasonal produce that originates from WA, so you can taste the state on a plate. Being next to the Convention Centre, the Hilton Parmelia is front and centre for convention guests, able to host up to 500 guests in a number of configurations. When not working or enjoying the sights of Perth, guests can laze by the pool or work out in the fitness centre.
The Alex is a bright spark in the Perth accommodation hot list and is an in-demand boutique property. There are 74 well-crafted bedrooms with either queen or king-sized beds. They range from small, to medium, large, extra-large, and there are two-bedroom family rooms as well. All have smart TVs, free WiFi and fresh air through opening windows or balconies. The colour and sass comes with the communal spaces, with guests able to relax in the lounge rooms, outdoor terraces or on the rooftop terrace. The food and beverage options are good too, with interesting wines in the Shadow Wine Bar, craft beers, artisan spirits, good reads, and good locally roasted coffee.