Conceived by Woods Bagot, with interiors by Chada, the old Rydges in the centre of the CBD has been transformed into a sandstone palace featuring 300 works by 13 local artists. And it's a knockout. Read on for the full review.
It’s the dining options at the InterContinental Perth City Centre that give it buzz, from the streetside tapas bar to The Loft, which features a terrace overlooking Hay Street. You won't go hungry... or disappointed after eating at any of these on-site restaurants.
Where is InterContinental Perth City Centre?
Smack-bang in the middle of the CBD, next to the King Street shopping precinct. It's about 25 minutes drive to the airport.
What's near InterContinental Perth City Centre?
Elizabeth Quay, Barrack Street Pier (where Rottnest Island ferries depart) and the museum district are all within fifteen minutes walking distance (and the former is even closer than that).
Busy day? Long journey? Step into room 902 and feel instantly calm. It’s all neutral colours and satin drapes, designed to echo the Western Australian landscape. Thought has gone into the individual elements of this room, from the nifty concealed cupboard that swings open to reveal glassware to the smart swivel chair at the desk. The bathroom is tiny – no bath, sorry – but home renovators will be coveting the textured tiles and sleek black Parisi tapware.
Restaurants and bars
Four restaurants and bars: upmarket Ascua, tapas bar Heno & Rey, hole in the wall Graffiti for coffee and snacks and The Loft lounge bar.
Pool and gym
The hotel has a decent 24-hour gym. You'll want to make friends with the concierge: they can can organise access to a nearby complex with an Olympic-sized pool.
Travel for work
There are also six Club InterContinental suites and 40 Club InterContinental rooms, which offer access to the lounge (complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, drinks and canapés), the pressing of two items of clothing per stay and use of the private boardroom, which is pretty handy if work is on the agenda. There's a 24-hour business centre and five meeting suites for up to 16 people.
What you need to know
A corner room for more space and extra windows. Failing that, try for a suite on a higher level.
Best for: Food lovers
Number of rooms: 286
Rates: From $320
Parking: Valet parking is available for $65 (although vehicles are parked in a nearby public car park and guests are asked to allow 20 minutes for delivery). There is a car park near the hotel that charges $35 a day
Address: 815 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
Telephone: (08) 9486 5700
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