Perth’s hotel influx isn’t set to slow down, with yet another one opening its doors next week, and it’s set to have the specciest view of them all.
Towering over the banks of the Swan River, The Ritz-Carlton will swing open its luxurious doors on 15 November, bringing with it a whole lot of vibrancy to Elizabeth Quay.
Glitzy inside and out, the building pays homage to the Western Australian landscape; they even hand-picked 10,000 pieces of Kimberley sandstone to feature in the lobby.
Packing in 205 lavish guest rooms and 19 elegant suites, The Ritz-Carlton is the epitome of opulence. Featuring floor to ceiling windows that draw in the best views Perth has to offer, the rooms are warm and inviting, featuring wood floors and walls, natural tones, plush lounging areas and huge bathtubs overlooking the river below. Some rooms even have Juliet balconies.
As for the amenities, the heated outdoor infinity pool is worth checking in for alone, with views over Elizabeth Quay and out towards Matilda Bay, and don’t get us started on the incredible spa. Fitted with four treatment rooms, saunas, outdoor heated vitality pools (with massage jets) and a yoga studio, definitely ask your loved ones for a voucher for Christmas.
Before you start thinking you’re going to have to pack a picnic to enjoy in your room, stop. The Ritz will be home to Hearth and Songbird.
Headed up by the amazing Jed Gerrard (previously Wildflower), Hearth will live up to its name, serving up a seasonal menu showcasing the best produce WA has to offer, all cooked over an open fire in the heart of the restaurant.
“We will use the hearth to tell the story of the produce from cooking beetroot over the coals, hanging duck above the hearth to smoke and cure, and charring native saline greens to create an aromatic dressing,” said Gerrard.
Gerrard also joins bar manager Eoin Kenny, who’s worked previously in London and New York, at The Ritz’s rooftop bar and lounge, Songbird. With a menu inspired by native botanicals, Songbird’s signature cocktails are all served with hand-carved ice blocks. We can’t wait to try The West. Inspired by Karijini and Pemberton’s forests, this tipple features gin, wild rose vermouth, jarrah honey water, verjus, fennel and strawberry dust. No doubt everything will pair well with Gerrard’s casual grazing menu.
The Ritz-Carlton is ready for bookings now, so quit dilly-dallying and lock in a staycation to lap up this lavish new hotel quick smart.
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Image credit: The Ritz-Carlton