The Ritz-Carlton Returns to Australia with Perth Hotel Debut / LUXURY TRAVEL MAGAZINE
The luxurious new hotel is the 100th Ritz-Carlton to open globally, and the first Australian property under the brand since the Ritz Carlton Double Bay in Sydney closed its doors in 2001
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth has opened on the shores of the Swan River in Perth. Part of the landmark development at Elizabeth Quay, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth overlooks the WA capital’s picturesque waterfront and Kings Park, and is the 100th Ritz-Carlton property to open globally. The opening also marks the return of the luxury brand to Australia, 18 years after the iconic Ritz-Carlton Double Bay stopped operating.
“We are very excited to bring the legendary service and exceptional luxury of The Ritz-Carlton brand back to Australia,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader, The Ritz-Carlton. “Perth as a destination has so much to offer the luxury traveler, from its stunning landscapes to its superior produce and wine. Our ladies and gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth are looking forward to providing guests with enriching experiences that are deeply engrained in the local culture and destination.”
The hotel offers 205 guestrooms including 19 suites, which feature sweeping city and Swan River views. The rooms boast Frette bedlinens and bath amenities by the British luxury brand Asprey.
With design inspired by the natural beauty of Western Australia, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth displays 13-metre high ceilings and a custom chandelier in the lobby, a palette of natural earth tones and the use of luxurious natural materials. A 277-square-metre signature Ritz-Carlton Suite offers separate sleeping, living and entertainment areas where floor-to-ceiling windows offer vistas and fill the space with natural light.
The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge features an outdoor alfresco terrace with views and will feature mixology demonstrations, five culinary presentations per day, personalised excursions and journeys of wellbeing.
Hearth, the hotel’s signature restaurant and lounge offers new interpretations of the classic Australian barbecue. Acclaimed Western Australian Executive Chef Jed Gerrard will take guests on a gourmet journey that celebrates local culture and traditions, showcasing the finest and freshest produce from the region’s farmers, fishermen and artisans. Songbird is set to become Perth’s go-to cocktail venue and hotspot for sunset drinks, with an extensive drinks list featuring local spirits, craft beers and wines.
Evening views over the Swan River will be accompanied with original cocktails that focus on native Australian botanicals, created in-house by a team of expert mixologists.
At The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Perth guests will find an array of treatments inspired by Australia’s natural healing products in four specialised treatment rooms. The spa offers pampering rituals as well as a modern fitness centre and yoga studio for post-flight stretches and meditation.
The hotel is located at one of the city’s newest lifestyle precincts, the scenic Elizabeth Quay, and offers easy access to the city’s most visited attractions, including Kings Park and The Bell Tower. The hotel will also be offering a series of exclusive curated local experiences that aim to capture the essence of both the city and Western Australia. Guests can enjoy a bike ride to the Blue Boatshed at Crawley Edge, go foraging with one of the hotel’s chefs, or enjoy a luxury picnic.
The more adventurous can explore Margaret River by seaplane, journey across to Rottnest Island or discover the wealth of culinary options in Swan Valley.
The second Australian Ritz-Carlton is currently under construction in Melbourne’s Swanston Street.