INTERCONTINENTAL PERTH CITY CENTRE
InterContinental Perth City Centre is set to open mid October. ‘The King Street Precinct’ sets a charming scene for the 16 storey hotel which will offer 240 guest rooms, studios and suites as well as a sophisticated Club InterContinental, a collection of new dining and bar options plus a meeting suite concept.
Designed by Woods Bagot, the InterContinental Perth City Centre will welcome guests with layers of stylish design details — sandstone walled lobby spaces, sweeping sculptural statements, dramatic lighting, glass encased stairwells and elegant furnishings. Particular attention has been paid to curating an extensive art collection, with many works commissioned especially for the new hotel from leading West Australian painters, ceramicists, glassblowers and sculptors. Works will be displayed throughout the hotel’s public spaces as well as in each guest room.
Rooms take on a luxurious residential feel, and guests will be able to select from classic, city view or the more generous executive studios and suites. Each offers an elegant light filled space and every amenity from luxe toiletries; generously stocked mini bar featuring local wines and boutique brews to smart TV’s, complimentary wi-fi and round the clock room service.
Guests staying in Club InterContinental rooms will have the exclusive benefit of the Club InterContinental Lounge - a quiet sanctuary on the hotel’s top floor. Club guests can start the day with a la carte breakfast, enjoy all day refreshments, take an afternoon tea service as well retreat for evening canapés and drinks while looking out at sparkling city views. An executive meeting room is also available for complimentary use.
The new InterContinental Perth City Centre’s restaurant and bar offerings – with interior design by EDG Design — will bring dynamic eating, drinking and gathering options to the city with local produce and regional wines set to star.
Spilling out onto the Hay and King Street corner, the aptly named Heno & Rey (translating to Hay & King) will adopt a typically Spanish approach where a meal can be a quick bite or a longer affair. A slickly reinterpreted tapas bar, it’s set to be a destination to meet for cocktails created by a specially recruited mixologist, sample fresh locally caught seafood from the raw bar, enjoy a plate of charcuterie or graze on more generous dishes with a glass or two of the finest West Australian wines.
Ascua – Spanish for ‘ember’ — will be a dramatic ground floor restaurant space taking the classic grill to new heights. A striking open kitchen will be the focal point for showcasing preparation of aged beef and meats, while intimate banquet seating and moody surrounds will pair with service from Ascua’s sommelier.
Perched on level one, The Loft Lounge will tempt guests with coffee and freshly baked pastries housed beneath a tiffany glass case from early morning, a refined high tea service by afternoon and a renowned ‘InterContinental Worldly Classic’ cocktail menu anytime. Recline inside or lounge on the alfresco terrace over looking century old palm trees and heritage buildings of King Street and watch the world go by.
Local city workers will gravitate to Graffiti where food truck meets hole in the wall diner. A roller door clad in a specially commissioned work by Perth street artist Daek William will open for early birds, revealing a
window into the kitchen of Ascua. Serving locally roasted coffee, gourmet-to-go bites - even test dishes from the hotel’s chefs plus take home dinners — Graffiti will become a regular refueling pit stop.
Meanwhile, The Gallery Meeting Suites provides a reimagined environment for business gatherings, seminars and more intimate events looking for a different approach to functions. Five suites of differing sizes are filled with natural light and flexible configurations to host up to 150 delegates. But it’s the stylish central lounge area which is perfect for break outs, a spacious outdoor terrace equipped with a bar area together with two open plan kitchens to extend live cooking displays and a variety of culinary options that will appeal to discerning meeting planners.
Beyond the hotel’s doorstep on Hay Street, His Majesty’s Theatre (home to the WA Opera, WA Ballet and Perth’s myriad cultural events); luxe retailers from Chanel to Kailis Pearls lining King Street and café filled laneways await, along with Perth’s business hub, city parks and the Swan River ferry options at Elizabeth Quay.
“The hotel will certainly be stylish, our Club InterContinental will be a premium point of distinction and we’re in a vibrant city locale, but it’s the intuitive service our team can’t wait to welcome guests with,” says General Manager of InterContinental Perth City Centre, Adam McDonald.
Adam, a former Resident Manager of InterContinental in Sydney, and more recently overseeing resorts in Bali and Vietnam for IHG*, has recruited a hotel team equally as passionate about bringing true hospitality and local cultural wisdom to the new Perth property that starts from arrival with a Door Ambassador, to a les Clefs d’or Concierge and a Club InterContinental team.
“We can’t wait to create a truly international hotel for Perth that brings global etiquette to travelling for business or pleasure,” adds Adam.