Story by Marika Cain
Originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of
In downtown Perth, three late-Victorian-era “State Buildings” have been reimagined as a coolly contemporary 48-room Como property
, with heated travertine floors, freestanding tubs, a rooftop restaurant, and a slick 20-meter indoor pool. The hotel is part of a $520 million revitalization of the Western Australia capital’s Cathedral Square, which brings microbreweries, talked about dining, and more to the area. “It’s been difficult in the past to recommend a truly five-star hotel in the central business district, so the Como brand is a real coup for the city,” says Perth-based Virtuoso advisor Carole Smethurst. “Rumors now abound about which brands will follow.”
DETAIL WE LOVE
Fine-dining restaurant Wildflower occupies a steel-and-glass box on the nineteenth-century
ROOM TO BOOK
All ten Heritage Balcony Rooms have French doors opening to balconies facing Cathedral Square, but only rooms 5 and 6 also have fireplaces. Doubles from $545, including breakfast daily and a $100 dining credit.
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