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The Westin Opens in Perth as Hotel Construction Boom Continues

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Westin Perth Premier King Room

The Westin is the latest hotel to open in Perth, which is currently experiencing a new wave of hotel construction

The Westin Perth has recently opened in the CBD with 368 elegant and thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites. With a focus on wellness and experience, the hotel features a fitness studio, infinity-edge pool and Spa by Bodhi J. as well as offering food and drinks at The Haven Lounge or Garum.

Located at the corner of Hay and Irwin Streets, on the eastern end of the Perth central business district (CBD) the city’s vibrant shopping and entertainment options are all within easy reach, with Perth’s domestic and international airport terminals only 16 kilometres from the hotel, reached by car in approximately 20 minutes.

The Westin is the latest in a strong series of more than 20 new-build hotels scheduled to open by 2020 in the Western Australian capital, following a $3 billion injection into the hotel sector off the back of the state government’s call in 2012 for 1900 new rooms to be built to keep up with demand, at the time buoyed by the mining boom.

Between 2015 and 2017, the six-star Crown Towers Perth and the Intercontinental, as well as Peppers Kings Square Hotel, independent boutique hotel Tribe Perth, Marriot International’s Aloft Perth, and Alex Hotel all opened, along with award-winning COMO the Treasury.

A further three DoubleTree by Hiltons are under construction across Perth from the waterfront to Northbridge and Fremantle, with the Elizabeth Quay development due for completion in September this year. In 2019, the much-hyped $500 million-dollar Ritz-Carlton Elizabeth Quay will open, with the 204-room hotel being joined by 379 residential apartments as part of The Towers $400 million development. The Dorsett Hotel Perth is committed for 2020.

The opening of the new Westin comes two months after the inaugural non-stop flight between Perth and the UK operated by Qantas. Qatar also recently started operating a route between Perth and Doha, which the West Australian government hopes will bolster state tourism.

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