the InterContinental Perth City Centre, the capital city’s newest hotel addition. On October 15, Perth welcomed the luxurious metropolitan hotel housing the sophisticated Club InterContinental, a collection of new dining and bar options, and a meeting suite concept.
Hotel design firm Woods Bagot commissioned Western Australia’s leading craftspeople to complete the hotel’s sleek design. From ceramicists to sculptors, the hotel showcases Western Australia’s dense network of artists that brings character to the large hotel chain. The stunning sandstone lobby walls compliment glass encased stairwells and elegant décor. One of the hotel’s largest installations is its floating glass lobby sculpture, “Forest Drift”, created by Margaret River glass artisan, Gerry Reilly. Reilly shares that the sizable sculpture’s shape and color scheme was inspired by Western Australia’s stunning landscapes.
The Gallery Meeting Suites is set to be a multi-purpose business center, accommodating a variety of business gatherings. Five impeccably designed meeting spaces are connected by a large open gathering lounge perfect for breakout sessions. The Gallery Meeting Suites also house two open kitchens available for live culinary displays along with a terrace bar.
The InterContinental Perth displays its food and beverage program’s versatility through its four dining venues. The list includes Ascua, a sophisticated fine dining experience, Heno & Rey, a spot fit for friends, Graffiti, an urban street corner stop, and The Loft Lounge, a casual hangout for guests.
Ascua, Spanish for ‘ember’, is the dramatic and moody ground-floor restaurant complete with an open kitchen, intimate seating, and unmatched service from the house sommelier. Heno & Rey, translating to Hay & King, is a reinterpreted tapas bar that extends onto the sidewalk of the hotel, serving sharable dishes on an open floorplan to create a convivial experience.
Graffiti is attached to Ascua’s kitchen, and only accessible from a small ordering window on the hotel’s exterior. Commuters flock to the location for its locally-roasted coffee and gourmet to-go bites courtesy of Ascua chefs. The Loft Lounge is a space exclusive to hotel guests looking for fresh pastries, afternoon tea, and the hotel’s signature cocktail, “InterContinental Worldly Classic”.
The 16-story hotel’s 240 guest rooms take on a luxurious and residential feel, boasting stellar metropolitan views courtesy of the floor to ceiling windows. Among the various room layouts, guests have the option to book Club InterContinental rooms, which allows for exclusive access to a top-floor lounge and an executive meeting room. The penthouse perks last all day, starting with a complimentary a la carte breakfast, moving onto an afternoon tea service, and concluding with evening canapés and drinks under the city-lit skyline.
Perth, Western Australia’s capital city, is undergoing significant urbanization bringing in new restaurants, bars, and travelers each year, which explains why 2018 is expecting 2,000 new hotel rooms. The InterContinental sits on Hay Street, just down the street from His Majesty’s Theatre, which is home to the WA Opera and WA ballet. Guests are just a few steps from King Street’s high end retailers ranging from Chanel to Kailis Pearls, with plenty of room for exploration of Perth’s many charming laneways and cafes.