First hotel set for 2017 finish
JAMES Street, Northbridge was the last site signed by DoubleTree by Hilton but will be the first built in Perth.
Representatives from the luxury hotel brand, development company SKS Group and Tourism Minister Kim Hames broke ground at 100 James Street this month.
DoubleTree by Hilton and the SKS Group have already partnered for hotel sites at the new Perth waterfront and Fremantle but the 16-storey, 205-room Northbridge hotel will be completed first, in 2017.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the City had identified a lack of short-stay accommodation options in Northbridge so DoubleTree by Hilton would provide much sought-after, highquality accommodation for visitors looking to stay in the city.
“Northbridge is a family friendly precinct which is constantly improving, and this new development by Hilton is testament to its evolution and the potential of the area,” Ms Scaffidi said.
Dr Hames said Northbridge had “changed enormously” in the past five years.
“This area will continue to grow in popularity with the development of restaurants and apartments and the sinking of the railway line that will create better access to the city,” he said.
He said the 600-plus rooms at the Northbridge and Perth DoubleTree by Hilton would help the State Government reach its target of 1900 rooms by 2020.
Top: Hilton Worldwide Australasia’s Paul Hutton, SKS Group managing director Windi Sim and Tourism Minister Kim Hames. Above: An impression of the hotel’s front bar.