Perth’s newest kid on the block is pitched at the discerning traveller whose holidaymaking is a modern blend of culture, food and wine. The best of Perth is on the doorstep here so grab one of the complimentary bikes and explore. Back inside, the décor packs a cool contemporary punch, thanks to award-winning interior designers Arent & Pyke. All 74 rooms employ a clever use of colour while accommodation is uncluttered and functional. Rooms tend towards the small side but at the Alex, it’s all about communal living spaces. There’s a roof terrace, a mezzanine lounge and a breakfast bar, all perfect for catching up much-needed downtime, as well as the chic Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room behind a 1950s façade.
Northbridge is one of Perth’s most exciting urban locales. It’s the heart of the city’s cultural scene (the Art Gallery of WA, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the WA Museum and State Theatre Centre of WA are all here) and you’ll also find a plethora of small bars and hip eateries. The city is a stroll away, across the Horseshoe Bridge at the end of William Street.
Alex Hotel | 50 James Street, Perth | +61 8 6430 4000