Perth’s Top Shelf

XO Lounge:

Exchange Plaza, 2 The Esplanade, Perth WA

Hospitality young-guns Sam and Rob Franchina (aged 29 and 27 respectively) have spotted a niche in Perth. It’s the ‘best of everything’ top-shelf niche — certainly a nice niche if you can fill it. The brothers have been on the Perth scene since kicking off the Onyx Bar six year ago. For the last three years they have been working on XO Lounge after buying the lease from ‘colourful business identity’ Warren Mead — who most recently made news by tying the knot with his sixth wife, a ‘Muslim woman 39 years his junior who speaks no English’… I’m sure they’ll be very happy together.

The XO Lounge’s central feature is the glowing onyx marble bar but luxury abounds most everywhere, with granite and marble from head to toe, state-of-the-art surround sound system, crockery from Dubai, Italian glassware and French cutlery.

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