COMO at the Treasury, Perth
Housed in Perth’s 140 year-old State Buildings from the mid-19th century, COMO was once a government headquarters, post office and treasury building. After laying dormant for 20 years, the COMO went about creating a luxe hotel while retaining the building’s rich history - all the original government office rooms were kept in-tact, with the team working around the existing structures rather knocking down walls. The end result is 48 guestrooms that are all uniquely different, and a hotel that oozes heritage charm. The outstanding conservation of the building even took out the WA Heritage Award in 2016, and the likes of Conde Nast Traveller and Gourmet Traveller have dubbed this 6-star hotel the best in Australia.
The Melbourne Hotel, Perth
Don’t expect a stock-standard hotel experience here – no two rooms at The Melbourne are the same. Oozing heritage charm with a little bit of luxury, each room showcases the unique layers of the original 1897 building while also offering an abundance of natural light, modern technology and comfort. Even the staff at The Melbourne retain some of that old-fashioned mentality, thinking of themselves as friendly hosts who welcome you on a personal level, rather than just hotel staff checking you in and taking your bags. For a real historic experience, book a stay in one of their Raw Heritage Rooms which nod to The Melbourne Hotel's past by showcasing an original 1800’s feature wall.