Perth CBD has been reinventing itself over the last few years, and a big part of that can be credited to the extensive renovations and upgrades made to the disused historic Treasury buildings.
COMO the Treasury
COMO the Treasury is located in the geographical centre of Perth, and only a stone throw away from the new Elizabeth Quay project, transportation hubs and the neighbouring Westin and QT Perth Hotels. It’s also been voted as the #1 hotel in Australia by Condé Nast Traveler (readers choice 2017).
COMO the Treasury is a combination of history, understated luxury and refined minimalism; it’s a stunning complex, inside and out.
If you’re looking for that unique hotel, COMO the Treasury will not disappoint.
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Booking COMO the Treasury
I booked this hotel through the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program which gives additional benefits (you must have an Amex Platinum Charge or Centurion card to access these benefits).
The Amex FHR Benefits are:
- Room upgrade upon arrival, when available
- Daily breakfast for two people
- Guaranteed 4:00 pm late check-out
- Noon check-in, when available
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- US$100 property credit
COMO is a luxury hotel brand with properties around the world, none of which are cheap, and neither is COMO the Treasury Perth.
On weekdays you can from time to time get a room around the $500 mark, but at the weekends the price for the entry level room goes for around $649.
Is the price justified? 100% yes. COMO is by far the only hotel in Perth right now where the level of service matches the hotel.
The whole Treasury precinct is open to the public and houses a range of boutique shops, restaurants, bars and the award-winning Wildflower restaurant on the roof of the hotel.
If you don’t have access to Amex FHR, I would recommend booking through hotels.com as you will get 1 free night after booking 10 (any hotel that is) with their rewards program + they offer a best rate guarantee. You can check out the rates here.
Even the cheapest room at COMO the Treasury is the size of a suite in most hotels. The design is very minimal with calming light-beige hues dominating the colour palette.
The king size bed dressed in Egyptian cotton is extremely comfortable, and the pillows are of equally high quality. Leaving your bed will be hard but not a problem thanks to the guaranteed 4 PM checkout that comes as part of the Amex FHR program.
The bathroom is enormous with a freestanding bath and rain shower. The whole room is clad in travertine which compliments the colours of the bedroom perfectly.
The minibar is included with the room, something you would expect at this price point.
Food & Drinks
As I mentioned earlier, the whole Treasury precinct is a hub of activity, and there are plenty of venues, there’s hardly any need to venture out of the complex.
Complimentary breakfast is served at Post and is a combination of a la carte options with a buffet spread as well.
Post is also a great spot for some lunch!
Down the hallway are Petition Kitchen and Petition bar, the food there is outstanding. The Petition beer bar has a great selection of tap beers and also has an upmarket bottle shop, just in case you want something to go.
Downstairs is the trendy Long Chim restaurant focusing on Thai street food.
Located in the Safe Room of the 1897 Titles Building is Halford Bar which focuses on cocktails.
Upon the roof is the fine dining restaurant Wildflower which is housed in a big glass box overlooking the area. The cuisine is seasonal and focused on Western Australia.
Wildflower was voted restaurant of the year in 2017 and is still ranked in the top 100 restaurants in Australia. Bookings are a must, if there’s no availability, try calling the Amex Platinum concierge as they can secure tables here which you can’t get direct.
Gym & Pool
Both the gym and pool are located on the upper levels of the hotel and offer some lovely views over the inner central business district of Perth. Personal training and yoga instruction can be booked upon request.
The spa is located at ground level and offers a range of therapies in conjunction with the COMO Shambhala brand. The spa is open to both guests and non-residents.
COMO the Treasury In Conclusion
COMO the Treasury is a unique hotel and probably one of my favourite inner-city hotels in Australia. It’s great for a staycation and especially so when booked through Amex FHR for the extra benefits. Pricing between Amex FHR and booking directly usually don’t differ that much for this hotel and who can say no to a 4 PM checkout?