The meticulous design of the InterContinental Perth City Centre Hotel delivers a sense of place to its guests. Originally a 1970’s office block which was later converted into the Rydges Hotel in the 1990’s, one of the greatest architectural and interior design challenges was to to successfully deliver the design and operational requirements of a luxury brand within a tightly constrained building footprint.
Internally, the existing tower has been stripped to the base building condition and completely redesigned to accommodate new front-of-house and back-of-house facilities. The hotel now features 240 guest rooms (including a penthouse suite), three international restaurant and bar offerings on the ground floor, as well as lounges and terrace spaces throughout the hotel.
A sense of Perth was instilled into the design through locally commissioned art curated by Linton and Kay Galleries and a careful selection of materials that speak of the beach, bush and minerals of Western Australia with natural timbers and stone. The hotel will play a significant role in enriching the streetscape and pedestrian experience on the prominent corner of Hay and Kings Streets in Perth’s central business district with extended ground planes and podium terrace levels above.