With sprawling ballrooms and lawns perfect for corporate shindigs, the Crown Towers has the MICE market squarely in its sight. Location is not the hotel’s biggest strength; it’s a good 15-minute drive from the CBD but the payoff is the aspect – panoramic views of the city skyline and Swan River – plus unbeatable access to the Crown complex’s fine-dining establishments, including Nobu, Rockpool Bar & Grill and Bistro Guillaume. Rooms are tastefully designed, with handsome wood paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows. If the budget allows, opt for the Crystal Club package that offers personalised check-in and check-out, plus access to the swank lounge with complimentary food and beverage offerings and uninterrupted views.
About 15 minutes from both the CBD and the airport, Crown Towers is one the three hotels (and the most luxurious) offerings within the Crown Perth casino complex. It’s located right next to the Optus Stadium, on the banks of the river, with dazzling views of the city, water and the architecturally stunning swan-shaped footbridge.
Spacious, streamlined and flooded with natural light, the rooms at Crown Towers Perth are modern and comfortable to a T. Even the smallest ones (Deluxe) feature floor-to-ceiling windows, deep soaking baths and Nespresso coffee machines. Ask for a river-facing room for glorious views or, better still, upgrade to the Crystal Made Package that offers access to the hotel’s swank and exclusive Crystal Club, where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, and pre-dinner drinks and canapés.
Food and drink
The Crown Complex perhaps offers the highest concentration of incredible dining options in WA outside of the Perth CBD. For fine-dining, you can’t go past establishments like Bistro Guillaume and Rockpool Bar & Grill; while eateries like 88 Noodle Bar and Junction Grill cater to those who’re looking for a more laidback affair. The pick of the bunch is, of course, internationally renowned Nobu, where chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature tasting menu – comprising impossibly delicate dishes like miso-glazed black cod – is the star of the show.
For business travellers
Corporate events and conferences is where this hotel excels, thanks to a plethora of spaces – from small meetings rooms to sprawling ballrooms – and a crack team of event managers. A fantastic concierge desk, a glamorous lobby bar, a swank club lounge (pictured above) and a bevy of high-end restaurants where you can impress clients further add to the hotel’s appeal.
For wellness travellers
There are swimming pools with daybeds and cabanas and gyms with state-of-the-art equipment, but nothing says wellness quite like the Crown Spa – the blue-tinged subterranean sanctuary where rituals range from anti-ageing facials to green-tea body wraps. The pick of the bunch is the La Prairie 90-minute Caviar Lift Facial, which leaves your skin luminous and plump.
The fab factor
Inspired by the Western Australian landscape, the design of the hotel is seriously dazzling – from the slick soaring lobby and the standout Waiting Room (pictured above) bar that brings to mind Gatsby-style glamour to the ensuites with circular light fixtures.
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Best for: Business travellers
Number of rooms: 500 room, 30 suites and 13 villas
From: $262 a night
Wi-fi: Fast and free
Parking: $55 for valet parking for 24 hours
Address: Great Eastern Highway Burswood, Perth
Telephone: (08) 9362 7777