The DNA: Located on the doorstep of the CBD’s Murray Street Mall, it marks QT Hotels & Resorts tenth Australian/New Zealand outpost since launching in 2011. True to the QT brand of whimsical glamour, it’s big on detail, pattern-play and a sense of place. Serial QT design collaborator, Nic Graham, sought inspiration for the front of house from Western Australia’s wild frontier. Local red Jarrah floorboards recall the Outback upon which optical rugs in iridescent opal tones float in the spacious lobby, mining the state’s bounteous mineral excavation history. High-backed citrus green chairs mingle with amoebic lounges and Featherston pieces, ‘capturing the glow of native wildflowers after the rains,’ explains Graham. Further aloft, the rooftop bar (Perth’s highest) offers spectacular views across the Swan River. Perfect for a pop-in drink and dining experience or overnight stay, QT Perth engages and entertains like no other.
Accolades: Wallpaper* Best Urban Hotels 2019
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 184 rooms (36-40m2) (388-431 sq ft) • hotel opened: August 2018 • architecture: Indyk Architects • interior design: Indyk Architects, Nic Graham • bathroom amenities: Malin + Goetz • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible