The View: It doesn’t get any better than this in Perth. The hotel, a member of the Louis T Collection, looks over the Elizabeth Quay waterside development of restaurants, tourist boats, hotels and walkways. There’s even a traditional, handcrafted Venetian carousel to entertain the young and young at heart.
First impressions: No fuss simplicity. The lobby melds with the Community at Quay, Perth’s indoor/outdoor, all-day café. Community is very much in the hotel’s DNA as it uses various spaces to connect guests with locals.
The Location: Handily placed for CBD corporate offices, the Perth Convention Centre and the city’s shopping malls, yet only steps away from riverfront entertainment.
The Room: There are just 80 rooms covered by five room categories, peaking at Elizabeth Quay Lux at 41 sqm. Rooms feature light timbers and neutral colours. Interestingly there were no pictures on the walls on my room, intentionally, I guess, so that guests would not be distracted from the outside view framed by a large window.
Upper Quay-facing rooms feature bay windows with relaxing window seats from which to enjoy the waterfront’s fine views.
Level Nine is co-working space a full-service, 24/7 co-working space catering to both hotel guests and local residents. The space features 10 individual offices and quiet rooms, eight dedicated window desks that provide an outlook over the Quay, and a long communal workstation signed for hot-desking.
Memorable Moment: Rooftop restaurant HQ Bar and Kitchen is all buzz, brilliant vibe and fabulous flavours. with on-trend food like bao buns, lamb ribs and smoked duck breast. As in the rest of the hotel, smart service comes with big smiles.
Final Word: The Quay’s Singaporean owners have done a good job in bringing the hotel back to international standard and finding a boutique niche in what is becoming an emerging part of Perth where a Ritz Carlton hotel will open later this year.
The Quay Hotel
18 The Esplanade Perth
Tel: +61 8 9325 2000 | [email protected]