There were bubbles poured, smiles all-round and some very positive vibes in the heart of Northbridge today, and they weren’t related to the Fringe World festival also kicking off this weekend.
Rather, the event was for the official opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton, a new hotel nestling in nicely on James Street, amid familiar clubs, restaurants and the artistic hub of Perth.
The city’s latest addition in hospitality was officially opened by the Minister for Tourism, Paul Papalia, in the presence of media and guests who congregated poolside on the hotel’s rooftop.
The new hotel boasts 206 guest rooms including executive rooms with awe-inspiring views of the city, both picturesque and panoramic. Each room has been outfitted with comfort and practicality in mind, with fitters and designers taking the best aspects of inner-city hospitality while doing away with cheap, unnecessary add-ons.
To begin with, guests are given a ‘digital key’ through their smartphone that allows them to go straight to their room without the hassle of old-school checking in.
There’s wireless high-speed internet access, as well as on-demand movies and 38 channels viewable on a maneuverable television set. A radio with MP3 connectivity allows for a more personal soundtrack to the norm, and thick soundproofed glazing in the windows means the Northbridge noise remains at bay.
Even the views from the hotel’s corridors are perfectly framed.
In the bathroom, Crabtree & Evelyn have taken care of your hygiene needs, and, the shower space is massive compared to other hotels we’ve stayed at, and there’s even a semi-walk-in wardrobe, adding to the sense of clever space.
There’s no real need to highlight of the advantages of the hotel being close to so many restaurants, suffice to say that before you go out dining, you really should sample the offerings from DoubleTree’s own James St Bar + Kitchen. I couldn’t fault any of the dishes I sampled, with fusion being key, and local produce used whenever possible.
As for something to drink, guests are spoilt for choice, as are locals who just want to drop into the bar for a bold cocktail or two before venturing off to other Northbridge attractions.
Of course, the hotel is also close to the art gallery, nightlife, cool boutiques, festival hubs and freshly built Yagan Square, so you’ll be confident in the knowledge that checking your holiday to-do list is simpler here.
Indeed this is the first hotel of its sort to be positioned in the heart of Northbridge; also the first DoubleTree by Hilton property to open in W.A. and the first newly built DoubleTree in Australia.
And that’s a lot to celebrate.
So pour more of that bubbly and say cheers to the newest, coolest addition to already bustling Northbridge.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge is situated at 100 James Street, Northbridge.
For pricing, bookings and information visit the DoubleTree website.