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A contemporary version of 19thC Australia

August 7, 2015 5:46 pm Category: Australia & New Zealand, Design, Latest News A+ / A-
COMO The Treasury has had an impressive reno

COMO The Treasury has had an impressive reno

COMO The Treasury, a 19th century Western Australian hotel has received a heritage renovation that has resulted in 95 per cent of its original features being returned to their former glory.

Perth hotel, COMO The Treasury will be COMO’s first Australian property and provide access to Perth and its business hub, as well as popular destination Margaret River and the wider region of Western Australia.

The hotel is situated in Perth’s Central Business District, set within a new artisanal precinct called the Cathedral Square Development.

This re-vamped heritage site contains a group of buildings — known locally as the‘State Buildings’ — which have played an important role in the city’s history for the past 140 years, serving as town hall, post office, land titles office, and treasury. Before construction began in 2012, the building sat unused for nearly 20 years.

Ninety-five per cent of the original heritage building has been meticulously returned to its 19th-century origins, featuring re-installed dormer windows, rooftop copper trimmings and a stripped facade showing off the original render.

The heritage renovation will include new luxury inclusions and food and beverage offerings which will continue to cement COMO’s international reputation for award-winning cuisine.

COMO The Treasury will comprise 48 elegant rooms and suites averaging 70 m2 each. They will pair Kerry Hill’s contemporary design with COMO’s familiar emphasis on understated luxury, including custom-made ‘Grand Posture’ kingsize beds and handcrafted bespoke European furniture. Large windows will ensure guest accommodations are flooded with natural light.

Ensuite bathrooms feature Kaldewei Duo freestanding oval bathtubs and vanities, Travertine stone tiles and heated floors.

Other facilities will include a spacious lounge bar, meeting rooms, state-of-the-art gym, heated indoor swimming pool and a COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offering holistic wellness therapies along with a wellness centre for yoga and pilates.

A fine dining restaurant offering a combination of contemporary European cuisine and West Australian produce will be situated on the rooftop offering diners views across the Swan River. A second more casual restaurant will be located on the ground floor, serving modern Australian dishes.

The hotel was designed by Singapore-based Australian architect Kerry Hill, whose previous projects have included Ogilvie House, Queensland, and the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.

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