After a major $45 million transformation, Parmelia Hilton reopened in early 2021 with a gleaming marble lobby, a spacious club lounge on the ground floor and a spate of meeting and function rooms. All guestrooms have undergone a thorough refurb and 32 new options have been added. Book the King Deluxe category for rooms with work desks, separate sitting areas and ensuites featuring twin sinks and deep baths. Read on for the full review.
But the hotel’s most noteworthy innovation is the touchless technology that allows guests to access their rooms and onsite facilities such as the swimming pool and fitness centre using a “digital key” they can download on their smartphone.
Where is Parmelia Hilton?
About 20 minutes' drive west of the Perth Airport, Parmelia Hilton is located in the heart of the CBD, with easy access to public transport and some of the city’s biggest drawcards, such as WA Museum Boola Bardip and the burgeoning precinct of Elizabeth Quay.
What’s near Parmelia Hilton?
A neutral palette of colours sets the scene in the 309 highly functional and minimalist rooms and suites at Parmelia Hilton. Categories range from King rooms to King Premier Suites, but each of the options feature work desks and spacious ensuites, while many also come with separate sitting areas, and baths and twin sinks in the bathrooms.
Restaurants and bars
Chef Chad Miskiewicz is at the helm of Samuels on Mill – Parmelia Hilton’s onsite bar and restaurant, where you can kick off the day with a breakfast of crab and chive omelette, enjoy a sumptuous meal for lunch or dinner (king prawn risotto with mascarpone, perhaps) or simply drop in for a quick and satisfying meal at the bar (the wagyu burger with caramelised onion is a hit).
Travel for work
There are a number of meeting and function rooms that can be set up for banquets, conferences, intimate gatherings and events that require U-shape or theatre-style seating. Corporate travellers can also spread out in the hotel’s club lounge during the day – although that area tends to get busy with crowds in the evening.
Pool and gym
There’s no spa on site but there is an outdoor swimming pool on the second floor (open from 7am-10pm), plus a spacious gym (open 24/7) with lots of daylight on the same floor.
Best for: Business travellers
Number of rooms: 294 rooms and 15 suites
From: $225 per night
Wi-fi: Free for Hilton Honors Members (free to sign up)
Parking: $45 per day
Address: 14 Mill Street Perth
Telephone: +61 8 9215 2000
What you need to know
As part of the recent refurb, a new thoroughfare has been added to the hotel, connecting it to the shopping and dining precinct of Brookfield Place. So there’s really no reason to not explore the CBD.
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