With Qantas recently launching non-stop Dreamliner 787-9 flights between London and Perth, and several luxury hotels and fine dining restaurants opening across the city, Perth is now perfectly positioned as a fresh destination for incentive groups and an international gateway to all that Australia has to offer.
“Perth has come of age,” says Tracey Cinavas-Prosser, Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations at the Perth Convention Bureau, referencing the city’s vibrant culture, spectacular beaches, natural history, marine adventures, and critically acclaimed food and wine.
“Perth is safe, very welcoming and visually stunning,” she adds. “The city has an excellent infrastructure and more average hours of sunshine than any other city in Australia.”
A dozen major hotels have recently opened or are soon to launch, revitalising Perth’s city centre and offering five-star, full-service offerings from deluxe accommodations and gourmet dining to spas, entertainment, meetings and events spaces, and exclusive experiences across the city.
If size matters, Crown Towers Perth is big on luxury, service and technology. The largest hotel in Perth with 500 guest rooms and villas, this six-star property offers a resort-style experience with panoramic city views.
Renowned for its luxury accommodations, world-class entertainment and premium restaurants, Crown is situated on the eastern banks of the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city’s central business district and both domestic and international airports.
The hotel’s Crystal Club executive lounge – where guests enjoy complimentary breakfasts, light snacks and evening canapés – can be booked out exclusively for incentive groups and used as a welcome reception or high-end dining experience.
The Crown Spa can be booked exclusively on any given day. The hotel also creates tailored experiences for incentive groups including private events on The Great Lawn, riverside galas and poolside parties.
Centrally located in Cathedral Square, and set within the 19th century State Buildings, COMO The Treasury, Perth delivers a boutique hotel experience with only 42 rooms and six suites, 24-hour room service, and a COMO Shambhala signature spa.
Dining options include the Italian osteria Post and rooftop restaurant Wildflower, which serves a farmer- and forager-driven daily menu based on Australia’s six indigenous seasons, and can create customised menus for incentive groups featuring an introduction by Executive Chef Jed Gerrard.
The hotel also offers three private dining rooms for up to 20 guests and another five eateries and bars within the building.
The entire hotel – including four events and functions spaces – is available for exclusive use.
The five-star Westin Perth opened in April 2018. Conveniently located on Hay Street, just 300 metres from central Perth’s shopping and entertainment, the hotel is an easy walk to the new Elizabeth Quay waterfront precinct, which opened in January.
Offering 368 guest rooms and suites, the Westin wears its art on its sleeve with a striking interior design by Melbourne’s BAR Studio featuring more than 2,000 artworks throughout the hotel.
Leading Australian chef Guy Grossi’s Garum restaurant is set in the heritage-listed Hibernian Hall, serving “Roman rustic” Italian cuisine and West Australian wines, while a Bodhi J Spa offers beauty and wellness treatments.
Event spaces, totaling 2,300 sqm, include an 800 sqm pillar-less ballroom and nine flexible meeting spaces all with natural light.
The Adnate is an impressive addition to the Art Series Hotels’ portfolio and delivers a contemporary and playful offering to the Perth accommodation lineup.
Located a five-minute walk from the King Street retail precinct and ten minutes from Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the 250 room hotel is named after Australian street artist Matt Adnate, who has gained international acclaim for his spray painted Indigenous portraiture work. This is the first time the Accor group has dedicated an Art Series hotel to a street artist. To honour the milestone, a 27-storey mural - one of the largest in the world - decorates the western face of the building.
The property features a poolside restaurant Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails, which can accommodate up to 100 guests for a sit-down meal or 300 for a cocktail style event. Alternatively, the restaurant’s private dining room offers space for 24 seated guests or 50 for a cocktail style event.
The Ritz-Carlton’s 100th property is the brand’s first in Australia and it packs an almighty punch. Located in the heart of the Elizabeth Quay precinct, and overlooking the Swan River, the 205 room property includes 18 suites and a rooftop pool and bar that is hard to beat.
Perched on Level 5, the infinity pool has views over Elizabeth Quay and Kings Park. While its neighbouring lounge bar Songbird boasts a punchy drinks menu, room for 150 for a cocktail style event and a fire pit on the balcony. And the name? An ode to the 52 song birds found across the state.
The property also features a grand ballroom which can host up to 380 guests seated or 500 for a cocktail style event and be partitioned into three separate spaces. The onsite restaurant Hearth is not available for exclusive hire; however, you can host a private degustation dinner with Executive Chef Jed Gerrard in the two Bell Tower rooms. The rooms can be joined to seat up to 80 guests, with a show kitchen and views of the bell tower.