In answer to the modern traveller’s desire for affordable luxury, a new Australian hotel operator has debuted a concept that eschews the usual ‘luxury clichés’ such as bellhops or a concierge, to focus on the things that really matter – not least slick design-led interiors by Travis Walton Architects.
Occupying a structure that was built offshore – to save on costs that can be passed onto guests – the 126-rooms are compact, but they are smartly designed with concealed nooks to keep things streamlined, full-length views of Perth’s Kings Park and luxury amenities such as Kevin Murphy toiletries and pod coffee makers.
Of course, public spaces are key. Here, Tribe Food, which focuses on ethical, sustainable eating, morphs from café by day to bar at night, while an inlaid stone bench and plush lounges offer plenty of functional space for work and meetings. The lobby’s focal point is a 2.7-metre wall that will showcase changing works from Australian artists.