Ritz Carlton Perth to open in 2019
The first construction work is beginning on the new, fancy pants Ritz Carlton Perth Hotel at Elizabeth Quay.
The mega-luxury Ritz Carlton Perth Hotel will be the only Australian hotel of its kind.
The $500 million Ritz Carlton Perth project is expected to create around 1,200 new jobs during construction and several hundred once operational.
The hotel chain has high-end hotel and resort properties across the world, with around 88 hotels under the Ritz Carlton management in 29 nations.
The hotel will have around 200 rooms. Private apartments are also set to be constructed in the next few years on the same site.
The Ritz-Carlton is one of several new high-end hotels already established or about to open in Perth.
In 2015, The COMO The Treasury opened in Perth’s CBD, in late 2016 Crown Towers at Burswood opens and the Westin hotel is also coming to Perth City.
“Visitors to Perth are attracted by our city’s best natural assets, the Swan River and Kings Park, and their experience is enriched through quality accommodation, exceptional public transport and great hospitality – all of which will be on offer at Elizabeth Quay,” Premier Barnett said.
“Elizabeth Quay has been embraced by West Australians and has already become an integral part of the Perth city skyline, so it will be exciting to see it change and evolve over the coming years.”
Planning Minister Donna Faragher said the construction of The Ritz Carlton at Elizabeth Quay by international developer Far East Consortium International marked the return of the prestigious hotel brand to Australia after a 10-year hiatus.
“This development will attract tourists and residents to enjoy the many features of Elizabeth Quay that have been enjoyed by more than two million visitors,” Mrs Faragher said.
Ceremony at Ritz Carlton hotel site at Elizabeth Quay, August 2016
— Lisa Barnes (@Barnsy_Lisa) August 4, 2016