WA property group Hawaiian and hotel giant Hilton have confirmed a $45 million investment to refurbish Parmelia Hilton Perth.
Designed to enhance the guest experience, the project will include a revitalised exterior and lobby, modern guestrooms, the addition of an executive lounge and a proposed connection to the neighbouring Brookfield Place precinct.
Guestrooms will undergo significant renovation including new bathrooms, air-conditioning, flooring, furniture and improved in-room technology. The room count will also increase from 284 to 309 rooms and suites.
Work will commence in December 2019 with completion planned for September 2020.
Hilton area general manager WA David Constantine welcomed the redevelopment.
“It is very exciting to be refurbishing a hotel that has made such a significant contribution to the growth and development of Perth over many years,” he said.
“The Parmelia Hilton team is looking forward to warmly welcoming guests to experience the hotel’s brand new look and feel.”
Located on the corner of St Georges Terrace and Mill Street in Perth CBD, Parmelia Hilton was built in the late 1960s.
Hilton began leasing the property in 1979 and retained management of the hotel after Hawaiian assumed ownership in 1993.
The hotel last underwent a major redevelopment in 1999, and continued to invest with minor refurbishments between 2012 and 2015.
Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs said the hotel has been “an icon of the Perth CBD” for many years.
“The refurbishment will reflect the changing needs of the modern traveller, ensuring the Parmelia Hilton continues to offer visitors to Perth a comfortable and modern hotel in a convenient city location,” he said.
Parmelia Hilton Perth will remain open and operational throughout the refurbishment.