As the only Western Australian hotel and one of only three properties in Australia, COMO The Treasury proudly features on the highly influential Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Hot List of new hotels.
This year the list, announced last week in New York, includes just 60 newly opened hotels worldwide. Only these properties made the cut for the select panel of Condé Nast Traveler judges and editors, who travelled six continents and 36 countries to compile this year’s hot list.
It is the first time in seven years that a Western Australian property makes this influential selection. Conde Nast Traveler is arguably the world’s most discerning voice in travel with over 8 million visitors per month to its combined print and digital platforms.
48 roomed COMO The Treasury is the first property of COMO Hotels and Resorts in Australia and opened its doors just over six months ago – to much acclaim.
Anneke Brown, COMO The Treasury’s General Manager says: “We are so delighted to be included in the 2016 Hot List. It is a culmination of months, indeed years of hard work by both pre- and post-opening teams. We are thrilled about this accolade.”
COMO The Treasury’s rooms are amongst the largest in the country, each different, with the shape dictated by the building’s existing bones. All rooms are serene retreats and decorated in a soft, cocooning palette: beiges, whites, limed oak furniture, pale travertine, with bronze and leather accents. Hill has added a mix of subtle colours, bespoke furniture and hand-knotted rugs to create a genuine COMO style at the Perth hotel.
The hotel features a signature COMO Shambhala Spa and two restaurants: POST featuring the group’s iconic COMO Shambhala cuisine and Wildflower.
The opening of COMO The Treasury represented a historic moment for an iconic Perth city quarter. The hotel occupies a group of late Victorian stone and brick buildings – known locally as the ‘State Buildings’ – which have played an important role in the city’s history for the past 140 years, serving variously as a post office, land titles office, and treasury.
The AUD110 million restoration project overseen by Kerry Hill Architects has returned 95 per cent of the buildings to their 19th-century origins, with COMO The Treasury as the centre piece. The precinct includes an enoteca, a craft beer bar, a florist, a chocolatier and a number of restaurants.