Louis T Collection opens boutique doors in Perth, Australia

Main Photo: Ten offices and multiple workstations are available at Quay Perth’s Level Nine co-working space.

Date: June 2019

Location: Swan River, Perth, Western Australia

Name: The Quay Perth

No. of Keys: 80

Seller: The site was the New Esplanade Hotel, the original having been demolished in 1972.

Buyer: Perth’s bustling Elizabeth Quay precinct has another new hotel tenant after the opening last week of Quay Perth, a brand owned by Singaporean management brand Louis T Collection, so named after Louis T Leonowens, an “adventurist”! The company is now headed up by Grant Healy, CEO

Louis T Collection is managing the hotel for H&M Capital Pty, headed up by Junhao Tan, Director

The relationship with H&M Capital is Louis T Collection’s first move in the Australian market and a special one for co-founder Healy who was born and raised in the Western Australian city.

This is their seventh hotel, covering countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and France.

The 80-room property takes over the presence formerly occupied by the New Esplanade Hotel, overlooking the Quay and the city’s famed Swan River. The hotel features a ground level all-day dining venue along with rooftop bar and kitchen.

Perth-based interior designer Malvina Stone has overseen the transformation of the hotel from one guise to another, stripping back the façade to its bare bones and working from a blank canvas alongside architects Nicola Gibson, Daniel Bailey and Alda Consultants. Rooms have been designed to reflect a homely Australian feel, with timber features and large windows, ranging in size from 17 to 41 square metres.

Key to the new development is the addition of ‘Level Nine’, a co-working space, designed to attract young professionals and small enterprises to equipped office space with views of the city and river. Facilities include two small meeting rooms which can be combined, 10 individual offices, eight window desks and a communal desk offering space for several workstations. Users can take advantage of private booths for phone calls, kitchenette and office administration facilities.

“We wanted to honour the original building as best as we could whilst pushing the boundaries in terms of style and design,” Stone commented.

“Our intent was to create a hotel with an independent, boutique character that would capture the essence of the city in a new space designed for co-living, co-working and co-playing,” said Louis T Collection Managing Director, Adam Simkins.

THPT Comment: Once upon a time it became novel for hotels to have a spa, then it became mainstream….now it’s co-working space, even small numbers like The Quay Perth. It’s all about making the hotel a true part of the community, not just a place to stay. Well done Louis T Collection.

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