New luxury hotel for Perth city

first_imgPerth city will welcome a brand new luxury hotel, The Westin Perth, following the development approval of BGC Development’s 480 Hay Street project.The City of Perth’s Local Development Assessment Panel’s approval means construction of AUD$500 million development will commence immediately.The five star luxury hotel and 22-storey office tower, anchored by The Westin Perth, is scheduled to open in 2017.Located in Perth city’s eastern heritage precinct, the project will deliver a range of creative spaces and public retail spaces whilst preserving the area’s heritage listed buildings through adaptive reuse and refurbishment.BGC Development has built on their existing partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as part of the State Government’s Hotel Development Incentive Scheme.BGC Development director Julian Ambrose says their partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts aims to further boost Perth’s growth as a capital city and says this new development will offer Perth a new level of sophistication.“Perth’s hotel accommodation shortage is well documented, so realising the vision to bring The Westin Perth to 480 Hay Street will go a long way toward resolving this issue in the immediate term,” Mr Ambrose said.“The Westin Perth, combined with BGC Development’s proposed commercial building and other significant precinct attractions will see the evolution of Perth’s next inner city destination.”Starwood Hotels & Resorts Pacific director acquisitions and development Andrew Taylor says 480 Hay Street is the ideal location for this development and provides a great opportunity for the Westin brand to enter Western Australia.“Perth is emerging as a popular and progressive destination for the next generation of global travellers, and The Westin Perth will help meet the need for high end accommodation in a city which has the higher occupancy rates in Australia,” Mr Taylor said.Mr Ambrose says BGC Development is now looking toward finalising the design of the precinct and commencing construction and hopes that The Westin Perth will leave “a strong and lasting legacy for Perth”.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more