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COMO Hotels and Resorts Makes its Debut in Australia with a New Luxury Hotel in Perth

August, 2015

COMO Hotels and Resorts — the luxury hotel group offering extraordinary travel experiences at its 12 locations across the globe — is pleased to announce it will be opening a new hotel in Perth, Western Australia, as the centrepiece of a new city centre development designed by Australian architect Kerry Hill. COMO The Treasury will open October 15th, 2015.

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

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 will comprise 48 elegant rooms and suites averaging 70m2 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 German Kaldewei Duo free-standing bathtubs, twin vanities, Travertine stone tiles and heated floors. Amenities will include COMO’s signature aromatherapy-based COMO Shambhala toiletries, minibars and the customary luxuries of a leading-edge hotel, including Wi-Fi technology.

The hotel’s food and beverage offering has ambitions to augment COMO’s international reputation for award-winning cuisine. 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 will find Post, a convivial spot serving modern Australian dishes with a French influence. All menus will be overseen by COMO’s Australia-born Executive Chef Daniel Moran, together with Hotel Executive Chef Jed Gerrard. Other facilities will 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, whose previous projects have included Ogilvie House, Queensland, and the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, Perth. 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.

This venture is in conjunction with FJM Property, an Australian property development and investment company with a wealth of experience in dining and retail spaces. FJM‘s principals include Adrian Fini, well known in the city as one of the founders of Little Creatures brewery and eatery.

On completion, the new precinct will serve as a modern centre of town for up-and-coming Perth, offering hand-picked food and drink outlets, retail stores and this world-class hotel from COMO.

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About the COMO Group and COMO Hotels and Resorts

COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences in its urban hotels, island resorts, adventure retreats and wellness resorts. The focus is always on service, wellness and cuisine, while trying to uphold a strong, sustainable approach towards the people and places where we operate.

COMO Hotels and Resorts was founded by Christina Ong. Each property is hand-picked and individually curated. Properties include: The Halkin by COMO in London, three Metropolitan by COMO hotels in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach, Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks and Caicos, Cocoa Island by COMO and Maalifushi by COMO in the Maldives, Point Yamu by COMO in Phuket, and three Uma by COMO experience resorts in Bali and Bhutan.

COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is a wellness retreat, managed in partnership with COMO’s sister brand in wellness, COMO Shambhala. COMO Shambhala products, services, cuisine, treatments and spa facilities are also available within each COMO property.

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