Crown Towers Perth, Perth
Crown Towers Perth
Burswood, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
The aspiration for Crown Towers Perth was to create a luxury resort, taking advantage of the riverside location and proximity to the CBD.
Bates Smart’s involvement with the project focused primarily on the main arrival, incorporating the hotel lobby and cocktail bar, open terraces, ballrooms, pre-function spaces, business centre and lift lobbies.
The outcome is an impeccable bespoke interior for the hotel. Careful thought went into design details with meticulous selection of high quality materials, giving the sense of handcrafted luxury.
The design was inspired by the broader landscapes of West Australia and also the connection to the Swan River and generous garden landscaping. The intent was to develop an inside outside connection throughout the interior allowing the light to penetrate throughout the public spaces.
The reception desk, made from coloured, bent stainless steel is able to host ten front desk staff at any given time, leading to less congestion for guests. Behind the reception desk sits an intricate wall-mounted sculpture by artist Ian Dowling, consisting of 6,000 separate ceramic pieces, capturing the essence of the local landscape.
The hotel’s lobby bar is broken up into four components; outer bar, inner bar, outdoor terrace and an enclosed VIP area. The outer bar area acts like a conservatory, set in jewel-like colours relating to the water, while the outer bar is an extension of the lobby that connects to the garden terraces beyond. The inner cocktail bar is purposely a little moodier, designed in darker tones than the outside bar. It encases a very large horseshoe bar made from white stone, with pink veining and copper tones. Internationally sourced handmade tiles line the back of the bar in gold and green, giving a jewel like feel.
Moving from the lobby space into the pre-function and ballroom area, guests are introduced to one of the longest carpets in Australia, with a non-repetitive pattern referencing the contemporary high fashion textile industry.
The spacious Crown and Grand ballrooms are broken up with operable walls for a variety of uses. The ballroom façade is treated like a large lacquered box with 8m ceiling heights and a rose arbour metal fretwork that gives the illusion of being outside the pavilion.