New Novotel Perth Murray Street set for December opening

by James Wilkinson

Accor has revealed the brand new 431-room Novotel Perth Murray Street is slated for a soft opening on 19 December 2019 in the heart of the city’s CBD.

The brand new Novotel will open in a prime location at 388 Murray Street right next to Shafto Lane and its popular eateries and bars.

It will feature a spectacular 12th-floor fitness and spa facility including a pool, steam room, day spa and sauna, four bars and restaurants, four meeting rooms and a conference room for up to 120 people banquet style, and spacious modern rooms that will feature some of the best technology in the city.

Designed with sustainable materials and offering a digital experience, the Novotel Perth Murray St will set new benchmarks for the Novotel brand and become a landmark in the city.

“We are proud to announce this latest project with Fragrance Group who are renowned for developing quality properties in prime locations,” said Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath.

“This will be our 13th hotel in Perth CBD and brings our total room count to over 2400 rooms and suites. The Novotel brand has been completely revitalised and offers a modern, elegant and increasingly digital space for families, business travellers and leisure guests who can take time to unwind or make time to reconnect with friends, family or colleagues.”

The project has been fast-tracked to take advantage of the Summer holiday period in Australia, with the first phase seeing 40 rooms open in December and a staged opening for the rest of the rooms and public spaces into next year.

It is expected that the hotel will be fully operational by Q1 2020 and guests will be able to take advantage of the dining outlets at the nearby Art Series hotel, The Adnate, whose Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails just opened to huge acclaim; Peppers Kings Square Hotel; Mantra on Murray; and ibis Perth’s Rubix Bar and Murray St Grill, all of which are just a short stroll away from the Novotel and are part of the Accor group.

Accor is the largest operator of hotels in Perth and is committed to developing the tourism industry in Western Australia. The group’s three latest hotel openings come at a time when domestic tourism to Western Australia is up around 10%.

“We are confident in the growth of international tourism in Perth and having the renowned global branding of Novotel and Accor’s worldwide distribution will help to bring new international visitors to Perth,” McGrath said. “With new Qantas routes between Perth and London, new connections between Tokyo and test flights to Shanghai, the future is looking bright.”