COMO The Treasury review, Perth: Australia’s best city hotel
HIGHLIGHTS – The service, which hits the mark every time: friendly, informal, and utterly faultless.
LOWLIGHTS – The fact that, eventually, you will have to leave.
THE PLACE – COMO The Treasury, Perth
Words by Ute Junker
Originally published in Traveller
Perth is a city in the process of reinventing itself. From laneways filled with street art to the new riverfront precinct, Elizabeth Quay, every corner seems to hold a new surprise.
The single most exciting pocket of the city, however, is the complex of former government buildings known as the State Buildings, centrally located on the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street.
Three heritage buildings have been lovingly restored by Kerry Hill Architects into a lifestyle precinct centred on Perth’s newest five-star lodging, COMO The Treasury Hotel.
Enter from Cathedral Avenue to find yourself in the heart of the hotel. Both the lobby on your right and the Treasury Lounge and Bar on the left have a welcoming feel, with plenty tactile materials and lovely prints of West Australian wildflowers, by local artists Philippa Nikulinsky and Alex Nikulinsky, softening those high-ceilinged heritage spaces.
Head upstairs to find the rooms, the spa, the gym and the lap pool, or alternatively, continue on the ground floor to explore the rest of the building. Centred around the lovely Postal Hall you will find a tempting array of shops, eateries and bars.
As you would imagine in a hotel that was once three separate buildings, no two rooms are alike. What they share is a sense of tranquillity, provided by neutral tones and an uncluttered aesthetic that lets the elegant lines of the period architecture shine…