Since opening its doors in May 2015, Northbridge based boutique Alex Hotel has already started filling its trophy cabinet. Along with top ratings on Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet, they recently won the “Best New Hotel” at the AHA awards and are nominated for “Best Newcomer” at the Smith Hotel Awards.
This unique boutique beauty, located between the Perth Cultural Centre and the CBD, is changing the face of city stay accommodation in Perth. The development by Adrian Fini, Nic Trimboli, David Martin, Miles Hull and Howard Cearns – the team behind Western Australia’s very successful and iconic Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle, have created a “craft” hotel with aesthetics and interiors designed to appeal to “thoughtful guests” and “inquisitive travellers”.
A popular concept in many Scandinavian hotels is to offer rooms of varying sizes to meet the different needs of their clients. Alex Hotel has drawn from this by offering rooms that range from cosy and intimate, to those with a little more space. Why have a large room if it’s only you staying on a business trip. A romantic getaway could call for the luxury of a king size bed and balcony with a view. They all come complete with super comfortable beds, with queen size being the minimum, Italian Beltrami linen, Australian Bemboka towels and blankets, local WA Sodashi toiletries, hand crafted furniture from Douglas and Bec and the latest smart TV’s.
If you’re planning a family stay, there are interconnecting rooms available and there’s even a room with stylish bunk beds – perfect for a stay with a group of friends.
For creative thinking, networking and meetings, the roof top garden terrace and meeting room, both with spectacular views of the Perth urban city skyline, cater for groups of up to 50.
There are so many advantages to choosing a boutique hotel, like Alex Hotel, over the big names on the terrace. They offer free wifi to all guests, something even backpackers accommodation offers and a complimentary continental breakfast that will put those expensive buffet offerings at other hotels to shame. Enjoy fresh locally roasted “Mano a Mano” coffee, freshly baked breads from Fremantle based Bread in Common and house made muesli and granola. Muffins are available in the breakfast area all day for guests to enjoy at their leisure.
The team at Alex Hotel believe that rooms are for sleeping and spaces are for living, so they encourage the use of the communal open plan spaces for work and play. Be it sipping on quality coffee in the lobby café, checking out the good reads available in the mezzanine level or choosing from a selection of Western Australian beers and wine in the 24 hour “honor bar”, which can be enjoyed on the Rooftop Terrace with spectacular urban views of the city skyline.
Being centrally located in Northbridge means they are on the doorstep of many other exciting restaurants, small bars, cafes and retailers. With complimentary Dutch designed Lekker Bikes for guest use, it’s easy to get around to neighbouring areas to explore beyond the city.
If you’re looking to recommend a place to stay for visiting friends or relatives, business colleagues or even planning a night out on the town with a loved one or friends.. look no further than Alex Hotel.
It’s what a hotel stay should be.
All the details…
50 James Street, Perth
Tel: +61 8 6430 4000
Note – I was invited to tour the hotel prior to publishing this news article