After opening a slew of properties on the east coast of Australia and in New Zealand, QT has finally made its way to Perth opening a brand new hotel on August 1st.
The hotel is smack bang in Perth’s CBD. Not the most exciting place, but hopefully it will get there one day thanks to QT and Westin (check that review here) opening up shop with more to follow.
QT Perth is in a brand new building featuring 18 stories and 184 guest rooms. The bold design choices you can find in QT’s around the country are also present here in Perth. With Nic Graham’s design studio in charge of the interiors; which look stunning by the way.
QT Perth has a fantastic rooftop bar with an inside and outside part to it, but the highlight for me was probably the new restaurant on the first floor, Santini (more on this later.
The Room – Executive Corner Room
Unfortunately, QT Perth doesn’t have any suites, and the Executive Corner room is the biggest one on offer.
For the opening weekend, we booked a special package which included champagne on arrival, a three-course dinner at Santini and valet parking.
QT is part of Rydges which have their own reward program, of which the basic membership gives 20% off food and drinks. Pretty much all QT hotels are excluded from this deal, but for some reason, QT Perth wasn’t.
Our corner room was spacious with a small seating area and comfortable bed. Although the interior design by Shelley Indyk on the bedside of the room was beautiful, on the opposite side, a boring white wall made it feel like they ran out of inspiration halfway through. It would have been nice to see the same art deco theme throughout.
The bathroom was spacious and evoked instant “bathroom envy” with its black marble throughout, offset by brass tapware and vintage lights. Naturally, there was also a double shower.
Santini is an Italian/Mediterranean inspired restaurant led creative food director Robert Marchetti and executive chef Nic Wood.
Our 3-course meal included a rage of tappa style dishes which were all fantastic. The restaurant interior is also chic and art deco with a great atmosphere.
Breakfast is also served at Santini with a choice of a la carte dining or a buffet.
Opposite Santini grill is the Santini bar, whipping up some delicious cocktails in a speakeasy environment. It’s also an interior masterpiece with a beautiful bar set in the middle of the room, surrounded by a seating area.
QT Perth In Conclusion
It’s always nice to see new hotels opening in Perth, especially if they have something unique to offer, which QT certainly does. In saying that, I still believe the new Westin is a step above and especially more valuable to those with SPG/Marriott status. The lack of suites in QT is a bit disappointing considering their deluxe corner room is priced the same as a suite at the Westin.