Sick to death of seeing all of your friends having a grand old time in Europe as you struggle through another rainy winter’s day in Perth? Well, have we got the answer for you…
A Perth staycation, of course! You get to enjoy all the perks of being on holidays without seeing your bank balance dwindle to all new lows—and minus the jet lag too.
And the perfect place to get your staycay on in our fair city is the brand spanking new Aloft Perth. A vision of W Hotels, Aloft is sitting pretty in the brand new inner city ‘burb, The Springs, offering sweeping views of the city, Hills and Swan River. What more could you want?
Without further ado, here are 8 reasons why you need to spend this weekend staycationing in Perth—as if you needed a reason though!
Let me guess, you’ve spent every night for the last week watching The Bachelor, Survivor, Family Feud and The Project because you can’t even be bothered to turn on Netflix? Congrats, you are a fully fledged hermit (join the club)! Change up your hermit hideaway for the weekend and enjoy sleep ins in a very comfortable king bed, while bingeing on all of the good TV shows you’ve missed while watching Matty J pash wannabe Neighbours stars.
Your friends travelling the world need a generous dose of homesickness, so go forth and brag about how cool you are for being one of the first to stay in the flagship Aloft hotel in Australia. They’re probably sleeping in a three person bunk in a backpackers and will most likely want to fly home immediately.
Sounds like you really need to get your priorities in order. A good selfie is worth its weight in gold, just ask the Kardashians. The good news is, Aloft Perth has a chair in the lobby dedicated to taking the perfect selfie—dubbed the Kimmy K chair. Just remember to #justhangingoutwithmygirlkimmyk.
It’s the absolute worst when midnight cravings set in and you have no food in the pantry. You’re left with two choices: go to bed on an empty stomach (*gasp*) or drive to the corner store in your jammies. Well, at Aloft you just have to don your robe and make your way to Re:Fuel, a 24/7 pantry filled with sweet and savoury treats to satisfy any hankering.
Shame on you. You can’t call yourself a true foodie unless you’ve been to at least one of Perth’s new restaurants a week, so turn that around quick smart and make your way to Springs Kitchen. With Insta-worthy interiors and dishes like French toast with dulce de leche mascarpone, strawberries and candied hazelnuts and Thai-style pork belly, your eyes and taste buds will thank you for it.
Summer is synonymous with cocktails, so you probably haven’t had one of these in a while, amiright? Not to worry, head to the uber-cool W XYZ Bar for delicious cocktails like The Aloft Dusk and Amaretto Sour. And if you happen to be there on a Friday you’ll get to groove to the tunes of some great local musos.
If you don’t know who Anya Brock, David Spencer and Elle Campbell are, you’re failing life (#sorrynotsorry). But fear not, many beauties created by these fantastic local artists (and more) hang on the walls of Aloft Perth. Plus, the interiors of the hotel were created by Freo-based interiors legends, Design Theory.
Finding the motivation to keep fit through the winter months is like finding a needle in a haystack. But when there’s a gym in your building, plus ping pong tables and a heated splash pool, exercise seems a whole lot more appealing. Not to mention the French toast you can devour as a reward afterwards.
What are you waiting for? Book here!
Image credit: Nancy Hanna
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