It’s the intricate architecture that takes centre stage at Perth’s COMO The Treasury hotel that leaves you just a little awe struck.
The grandeur of cantilevered balconies and ornate ceilings have been preserved by Perth-born architect Kerry Hill, who worked with Aman Resorts and has again worked his magic.
Hill has transformed three interconnecting 140-year-old buildings – the former Town Hall, Lands Office and Treasury – into the new hotel, along with restaurants and shops.
The 48 stylish suites, chic lounge and bar and eateries reflect understated sophistication and comfort with a nod to the past. Filled with plenty of natural light in muted colours and shades of cream and stone, the spacious suites are spread over four floors and decorated with limed oak furniture. Large bathrooms have free-standing tubs, twin travertine vanity basins and separate showers.
The suites entice you to bunker down but don’t, instead head to the fabulous signature restaurant Wildflower, where Jed Gerrad takes the baton and serves great local produce starring in standout dishes.
Post bistro serves its take on French dishes and the universal COMO Shambhala healthy cuisine is also offered while Long Chim, David Thompson’s street food noshery is nearby.
There’s a gym, heated lap pool and a yoga mat in the room but chill out in the beautiful COMO Shambhala Urban Escape spa with a marine body wrap or a relaxing massage.
It’s the first Australian property from the Singapore-based Como Hotels and has certainly made an impression.