Stepping through the brass doors of QT Perth feels a little like arriving at an immersive art show. Large-scale canvases fill the lobby, surreal lightbox art illuminates the elevator and statement wallpapers, velvet drapes and black marble ensuites dress the 184 rooms. Even the cup by the bathroom sink is an artsy ceramic. Book a table at Santini Grill – located on first floor – for a Mediterranean-style feast complete with line-caught calamari and venison from Margaret River. Just don’t pass up a drink at the 18th-floor rooftop bar where vistas of the glittering skyline are as alluring as cocktails such as the Limoncello & Curry Leaf Spritz.
A central position means you needn’t stray far from your room to check out Perth hotspots like Petition, Poole’s Temple and Wildflower, or do a spot of shopping at the Murray Street Mall. Popular attractions like Elizabeth Quay and the Swan River are also walkable.
A range of king and twin suites (including an accessible option) ooze luxury and personality. Designer Shelley Indyk drew inspiration from Perth in the 80s, but the interiors are far more gorgeous than the images that might evoke. Think gleaming Jarrah floorboards, jewel tones and plenty of black marble, popping with striking black-cockatoo wallpaper. Stacks of movies, an enticing bathtub with Kevin Murphy toiletries and on-demand extras (including an Australian natives treatment set and an intimacy pack) make for the ultimate staycation.
Food and drink
Chef Andrew Barkham is behind Santini Bar & Grill, a hyper-stylish restaurant with exquisite dishes and genuinely passionate staff. Expect rustic Italian but with a refined modern twist: the Abrolhos Island octopus, truffle mac and cheese, and Wagin duck rigatoncini are hot favourites. On the 18th storey is Perth’s highest rooftop bar, where views of the glittering city and Swan River unfurl. Ready, Aim, Fire – a smokey tequila concoction with subtle burnt honey and pink peppercorn notes – is a taste explosion.
For business travellers
An entire floor is dedicated to meeting and event rooms, equipped with inbuilt data projectors and audio systems. Floor-to-ceiling windows and QT’s signature styling give business meetings a luxe edge.
For wellness travellers
Although QT Perth may attract more hedonists than health nuts, there’s a 24-hour gym with specialised equipment to burn off the decadence. Partnerships with local wellbeing companies also allow guests to bask in free wellness experiences, from rooftop Pilates to in-room meditation.
The fab factor
Pick up a WA memento less ordinary from the gift store, whether that’s an intricate Jarrah bowl handcrafted in Margaret River or a book of texta drawings from Kimberley artist Ngarra.
Best for: Design-savvy urbanites
Number of rooms: 184 residences
Rates: From $240 per night
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Parking: Valet parking from $60 per day
Address: 133 Murray Street, Perth, WA
Telephone: +61 8 9225 8000