COMO The Treasury in Perth, Western Australia, is a new hotel by COMO Hotels and Resorts.
Opened October 15th, 2015 as the centrepiece of a new city centre development designed by Australian architect Kerry Hill, it is COMO’s first Australian property.
The hotel is situated on Cathedral Avenue 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.
COMO The Treasury comprises 48 rooms and suites averaging 70 sqm each. They pair Kerry Hill’s contemporary design with COMO’s emphasis on understated luxury, including custom made ‘Grand Posture’ kingsize beds and handcrafted bespoke European furniture. Large windows ensure guest accommodations are flooded with natural light. Ensuite bathrooms feature German Kaldewei Duo free-standing bathtubs, twin vanities, Travertine stone tiles and heated floors.
At COMO The Treasury, fine dining comes from the Wildflower restaurant on the hotel’s rooftop, offering views across the Swan River and a menu showcasing contemporary cuisine with the best of West Australian produce. On the ground floor guests find Post, a convivial spot serving modern Australian dishes with a French influence. All menus are overseen by COMO’s Australia-born Executive Chef Daniel Moran, together with Hotel Executive Chef Jed Gerrard. Other facilities include The Treasury Lounge and Bar — open daily from 11am until late, serving afternoon tea each weekend — as well as meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, heated indoor swimming pool and COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offering holistic wellness therapies along with a wellness centre for yoga and Pilates.
The hotel was designed by Singapore-based Kerry Hill Architects. 95 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.