by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 09, 2017
Opening on Saturday, Oct. 15, is the 240-room InterContinental Perth City Centre on Australia's west coast. Designed by Woods Bagot, the hotel features an extensive art collection, much of which was commissioned from leading West Australian painters, ceramicists, glassblowers and sculptors. The works will be displayed throughout the hotel's public spaces and in the guest rooms.
Guests staying in Club InterContinental rooms will have access to the Club InterContinental Lounge on the property's top floor. The lounge, which looks out over the city, will feature à la carte breakfast, all-day refreshments and afternoon tea service. A complimentary executive meeting room will be available to club-level guests.
The hotel sports a reimagined tapas bar named Heno & Rey, which takes up the corner of Hay and King streets and will serve specialty cocktails created by a mixologist, as well as fine West Australian wines. Elsewhere on the ground floor will be Ascua (Spanish for "ember"), a classic grill with an open kitchen. The Loft Lounge's menu of coffee and a selection of freshly baked pastries in a Tiffany glass case will satisfy guests' morning cravings, a refined high-tea service will be the fare in the afternoon and items off the InterContinental Worldly Classic cocktail menu will be available anytime. For more casual meetups, Graffiti will embody a "food truck meets hole-in-the-wall diner." 
For groups, the five Gallery Meeting Suites will host up to 150 delegates and allow participants to network in a stylish central lounge area. An outdoor terrace equipped with a bar area and two open-plan kitchens will be available for a variety of events.
"The hotel will certainly be stylish, our Club InterContinental will be a premium point of distinction and we're in a vibrant city locale, but it's the intuitive service our team can't wait to welcome guests with," says Adam McDonald, general manager of the new property. "We can't wait to create a truly international hotel for Perth that brings global etiquette to travelling for business or pleasure."