The Westin Perth – Comfort & Style in the City
Relatively new to the city’s hotel scene (opened April 2018), The Westin Perth offers a property subtly infused with wellness features and convenience for both business and leisure travellers. Located in East Perth, it’s surrounded by historical buildings, furnishes stunning views and has an unforgettable Italian restaurant. If staying in the city for a night or two, it’s an excellent choice.
East Perth is one of the more recently gentrified areas of the city. Here you’ll find a hub of hot restaurants, bars and cafes, all steps from The Westin Perth. The location is a leisurely stroll to malls and primary offices. Sporting and entertainment arenas are also nearby, and the hotel itself has onsite facilities for hosting conferences and meetings. A free CAT bus service operates within the city, and a handy train line makes access to the beaches a breeze.
I stay in a Club King Room at The Westin Perth on the 25th floor. The 42 sqm room appears more substantial than its standard size. This results from the clever use of streamlined furniture, mirrors and floor-to-ceiling windows, giving the impression of roominess. Automated blinds assist. Upon entering the room, the curtains are triggered to pull apart, promptly filling the room with light and bringing focus to the view. And, the panorama is spectacular. Immediately in the foreground is the magnificent St Mary’s church and heritage buildings of East Perth. In the distance, I see the Optus Stadium, Elizabeth Quay and the Swan River. From here, the line of vision is uninterrupted, the outlook seemingly extending the room.
The palette is neutral with soft splashes of aquamarine, and lines are long and smooth. The bathroom opens up to the bedroom with a deep bathtub acting as a divider between the two. Unlike many contemporary designs, the toilet it privatized with a solid door, and an electronic blind opens up or closes off the bathroom with the touch of a switch.
The finer details are set for wellness. Healing green tea is provided in the mini-bar (along with an espresso machine). Bath products are scented with white tea, and a whole Westin TV channel is dedicated to wellness with workouts uniquely curated to be done in-room. Bathrobes are some of the softest I’ve come across. Lavender oil sides the bed, ready for placement on wrists and temples for easier sleep. And the bed, oh that Westin Heavenly® Bed. I estimate the pillowtop is at least 10 centimetres in depth and I let out an audible sigh of pleasure as I get under the covers.
Other amenities are provided as you would expect in such a property, including safe, hair-dryer, and so on. The TV is enormous, offering numerous local and sports channels. Pay-per-view movies provide a pretty up-to-date selection, and the complimentary Internet is high-speed.
Club benefits at The Westin Perth offer a dedicated lounge, accessed by a limited number of guests. This gifts a quieter space to work or relax. Non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day, biscuits and fruit, and some light snacks with wine and beer in the early evening provide something to nibble on while meeting with a client or getting some work done on your laptop.
Breakfast in the lounge is a compact yet quality offering. I’m of the fortune to dine on truffle scrambled eggs (it’s truffle season in WA!) accompanied by roasted potatoes and tomatoes and grilled mushrooms. A hearty slice of dense fruit toast sides it, as do fresh strawberries, chia seed pudding, yoghurt and granola. Coffee, tea, infused waters and fresh juices complement the morning.
The Westin Perth Restaurants
Haven Lounge supplies all-day-dining to visitors to The Westin Perth. I don’t have time to sample the menu, but it seems a fine café-style collection with various beverages to trim it. Garum, on the other hand, I cannot miss!
The traditional Roman restaurant, Garum, is stylish and smart yet offers some excellent deals on food and beverage. Aperitif runs daily between 4:30 and 6 pm, where you can refresh with a Peroni from $4 or a cocktail from $10. And, you can’t go past their Love Italy lunch. Served daily, this two ($39) or three ($49) course menu includes a glass of wine, coffee and free parking (if you know Perth, you know this is a big deal!). It takes guests on a tasting journey around Italy and is absolutely delightful. Read more about that here.
The Westin Perth Facilities
While the food and beverage outlets provide plentiful nourishment, the facilities are also set up with good health in mind. With a focus on wellness, it’s no surprise that The Westin Perth has a well-equipped gym. The best in the business, Technogym, sets guests up with a variety of cardio and strength machines. The outdoor infinity pool can be used year-round as it’s heated and Bodhi J Spa has a menu of massages and facials designed to help you find balance. The only facility I make time to try though is the fitness room. I appreciate that it’s open 24-7 and the glass walls offer a pretty outlook to admire while I work off those Garum calories.
The Westin Perth Review
I’d book The Westin Perth again in a heartbeat. The location is convenient, and the rooms are extraordinarily comfortable. The standouts for me are the incredible Westin Heavenly® Bed and Garum restaurant. Both are worth returning for again and again.
Reasons to stay at The Westin Perth: great location in East Perth; walking distance to shops, restaurants and the CBD; stunning views of the city and river; Heavenly beds; contemporary rooms; gracious service; Garum restaurant.