COMO The Treasury

Perth’s contemporary city-center stay

Seeping heritage and ambition from every corner of its grandeur, COMO The Treasury resides within Perth’s recently revitalized 19th-century State Buildings. Once housing the land titles office, the treasury and the city’s first post office, the structure underwent a meticulous decade-long restoration by Kerry Hill Architects, returning the iconic complex to its former Victorian glory.

The first Australian outpost from the COMO hotel brand not only indulges with 48 elegant, understated rooms and suites, but also offers a mix of casual and high-end shopping, drinking, pampering and dining options to keep you occupied.

But you’ll certainty want to set foot outside the posh property, if only to explore the surrounding Cathedral Square. Home to Perth’s distinctive new library (also a Kerry Hill design) and a 19th-century church sympathetic to The Treasury’s stately presence, the precinct bustles with year-round foot traffic and piazza events.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Upon entry, you won’t find a traditional reception desk. Rather, you’ll notice an elegant Arrival Lounge inviting you to collect your thoughts and relax before being accompanied to your room.
  • The meticulous restoration included the neo-Renaissance cantilevered balconies, dormer windows and Victorian roofs with copper trimmings. Traveling through the complex might just make you feel like you’re stepping back in time.
  • Sitting on the luxury hotel’s fourth floor, Wildflower is widely considered one of Perth’s best restaurants. You’d be remiss not to pop in for at least a sundowner on the Wildflower Terrace — the views over Swan River are worth the trip alone.
  • Embracing wellness, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offers holistic treatments within its rich interior. The Treasury’s original safe doors are a dramatic statement against the soft lighting.
  • Those gorgeous illustrations hanging in the Cape Arid Rooms are from the Cape Arid Collection by acclaimed botanical artists Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky, inspired by their trek through the Cape Arid National Park. Purchase a print to take home or get the entire collection in book format as a special Western Australian keepsake.

Things to Know

  • Valet parking is available for all guests of the hotel and buildings, fees apply.
  • The complex that houses COMO The Treasury includes many dining and shopping options, including the grand Postal Hall, Thai restaurant Long Chim, Petition, Wine Merchant, Beer Corner, Pooles Temple, Sue Lewis Chocolatier and Telegram Coffee.
  • Respecting the integrity of the building, the original internal walls were retained during the restoration, ensuring every room is unique in size, detail and orientation.

The Rooms

  • Each spacious room and suite includes an urban or green view. Some afford multiple vistas best appreciated from the Juliet and walkout balconies.
  • Stocked with Riedel glassware, Limeburners whisky, Sue Lewis chocolate and Vasse Felix wines, it’s easy to understand why the minibar is a highlight at this Perth hotel.
  • Standout room features include oversized opening windows, custom-made furnishings, fireplaces, truss ceilings, expansive open bathrooms with heated travertine stone flooring and German deep-soaking Kaldewei Duo freestanding bathtubs.
  • Allowing the architecture to shine, the accommodations’ walls are free of artwork except for the sculptural bronze-cast mirrors by artist David Brazier.

The Restaurants

  • Perched above the city, Wildflower is The Treasury’s top restaurant. Contemporary in design and slick in service, the stylish venue is overseen by executive chef Kim Brennan, who sources ingredients from local farmers and foragers while revolving the menu around the six seasons of the indigenous Nyoongar calendar.
  • Formerly a franking room (where postage is administered), Post serves a seasonally driven menu crafted around updated Italian classics. 
  • Sink into any of the intimate spaces in the Cape Arid Rooms for afternoon tea Wednesday to Sunday. Evening drinks can be enjoyed at Post Bar, which spills into the vibrant Postal Hall.
  • Other restaurants in the State Buildings include Long Chim, which combines traditional Thai street food with contemporary flavors; Petition celebrates the best of what’s local; and reimagined corner store Shop 1875. Bars include the Wine Merchant, Beer Corner and Pooles Temple, which offers late-night live jazz.

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Getting There
1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth, WA6000 Australia
PER (20-28 min)  
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