Singaporean hotel management and building firm Louis T Collection has expanded its operation to Australia, announcing a management takeover and redevelopment of the New Esplanade Hotel in the Perth CBD precinct of Elizabeth Quay.
Due to open early next year, the property will be rebranded as Quay Perth, joining a hotel portfolio that consists of properties in Thailand and Sri Lanka.
All guest rooms and public areas will be transformed in the renovation. An all-day café and bakery will be opened in the lobby along with a new rooftop restaurant and bar serving up modern Chinese dishes alongside WA-grown craft beer and wine labels. For busy professionals, a 24/7 co-working venue offering desk space rentals will also be added to the ninth floor of the harbourfront property.
Property owners H&M Capital has commissioned architects Alda Consultants and interior stylist Malvina Stone to implement the hotel’s new look. The design in mind will exude the relaxed vibe of Western Australia, incorporating local style and craftsmanship using Australian wool, timber and linens.
Once open, a 24-hour lobby space will feature large windows which open to an al fresco area.
Malaysian-born Australian Lovelynn Clark will take charge as the new General Manager, returning to Perth where she began her hospitality career at the Hyatt Regency back in 1990. Most recently, Clark was part of the opening team which brought the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah in Dubai to life.
“Quay Perth will be a vibrant new addition to Elizabeth Quay,” Clark said.
“Returning to Perth, and to a hotel that will play such an important role in the revitalisation of the waterfront and in the community-at-large is one of the most exciting opportunities of my career.”
Alda Consultants’ Andrea Lian says the new Quay Perth will reflect a “new meets old” philosophy to maintain the hotel’s character.
Louis T Collection co-founder Adam Simkins said Quay Perth will exude the essence of the local area.
“With the new design and added amenities, Quay Perth will offer guests an independent and boutique character capturing the essence of co-live, co-work, and co-play.”