Arinex Australia’s Business Development Manager Katie Beer travelled to Perth in Western Australia to discover firsthand Australia’s ‘new city’ with Crown Hotels and Perth Convention Bureau.
Perth offers a fresh perspective on business events with space for delegates to be inspired, think and connect. Extensive million-dollar infrastructure projects are currently transforming and changing the face of the city, so now is the right time to experience Perth.
We arrived into Perth and took an easy 20-minute transfer to our luxury accommodation, Crown Towers. This stunning hotel has everything under one roof from state-of-the-art conference facilities, acclaimed restaurants and The Enclave which is where you find the lagoon pools… and pool bar.
Crown Towers are set for groups with a private check in area at the Crown Towers lobby, so from arrival guests are made to feel like a VIP.
Today we enjoyed an intimate, roving lunch in one of the hotels suites, and at one of Crown Towers' most exclusive venues with breathtaking views of the city. It was the perfect start to our time in Perth.
We began our evening on a relaxing cruise along the Swan River into Perth city whilst sipping Champagne and taking in Perth's beautiful surrounds. Upon arrival, we were transferred to Lamonts Bishops House. Here we were treated to a private dinner in the open-air courtyard.
The courtyard was elegantly themed with one long table set with bentwood chairs, arrangements of fresh roses and festoon lights overhead. We enjoyed some of Perth’s best produce with local wines to match.
A big day ahead of us we enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Epicurean. This sophisticated open-kitchen dining experience has prime position overlooking the resort's lagoon pools and won’t leave guests feeling hungry. You can’t walk past the restaurant’s chocolate fountain feature without being tempted to take a quick sample of the sweets on offer.
We then worked off our breakfast with a site inspection of Crown Perth. The precinct is home to three iconic hotels, each showcasing unique, yet unified accommodation, with the unsurpassed opulence of Crown Towers, the contemporary luxury of Crown Metropol and the stylish and relaxed Crown Promenade. It was great to see firsthand and there is something for everyone.
Now with our ‘work’ done for the day done, we transferred to South Perth Jetty for a Seaplane Scenic Flight to Rottnest Island. Landing on the Rottnest airstrip we took a luxury transfer to Kingstown Barracks where we met Segway Tours WA. A Segway Tour is the best way to get around and see the entire island and is a whole lot of fun!
We enjoyed a casual ‘Aussie’ lunch with amazing views across the Indian Ocean at Hotel Rottnest. Before departing Rottnest Island, we had some time to seek out the island's adorable Quokka's to capture the famous #quokkaselfie!
Tonight, we dined at some of the Crown’s onsite restaurants including pre-dinner drinks and canapes at Nobu, the world's most recognised Japanese restaurant, followed by dinner at Bistro Guillaume, which offers a menu abundant with French classics and modern, French provincial surroundings with spectacular outdoor views.
We started the day with Breakfast at the Crystal Club Located on level 15 of Crown Towers before heading out to wine country. The Swan Valley is Western Australia's oldest wine region, which sits just 25 minutes' drive from Perth.
First, we took a behind the scenes tour of Mandoon Estate, where we got to learn all about the brewery followed by a private beer tasting. We then walked to Sandalford Estate for a Wine Blending Class where we go the chance to be a wine maker for the afternoon and developed our own personal blend. We spent the rest of the afternoon at Sandalford Estate enjoying a two-course lunch and matching wines.
Tonight’s dinner was top secret! We met in the Crystal Club for pre-dinner drinks as the sun set over Perth's iconic city skyline before we were then escorted to one of Crown Perth’s hidden venues, The Mansions. From the private driveway and gated entrance, to the dramatic double height front door that opens onto the grand two storey foyer, we finished our last night in Perth in absolute luxury.
After exploring the space (Which had once been occupied by Adele and Justin Bieber) we all moved to the large outdoor terrace with an undercover dining area that overlooks the magnificent infinity pool and Perth city skyline. Our own private chef cooked for us in the outdoor kitchen right before our very eyes.
An early start today, it was time to check out and head home. We left with extra luggage, and kilos from the amazing food and drinks, but lots of unforgettable memories!
Arinex - How can we help?
Let us create a bespoke programme to help you stage an unforgettable business event in Western Australia. Reach out to Katie Beer to learn more about this program and other exciting initiatives in the region.
This visit was brought to you by our DMC, Arinex