Luxury Comes to Perth

Greg Hocking / Courtesy Como Hotels and Resorts

Como chooses Perth over the more-trodden Sydney or Melbourne for their first foray down under.

The Treasury, the Como hotel brand’s first Australian property, opened in October in Perth, in Western Australia. Part of the new Cathedral Square neighborhood, the hotel will up the city’s luxe factor with 48 rooms and suites, a rooftop restaurant, and a Como Shambhala spa. Perth has been gaining momentum: Since 2007, it has seen more than 125 restaurants and 80 bars open. Its culture scene has picked up, too. “This thriving city will, we hope, now have a hotel that matches its rising reputation,” says Anneke Brown, the general manager. Rooms from $425; 1 Cathedral Ave.; 61-8/6168-7888;