Discover boutique city hotels for urban escapes in Perth, Australia
Built on WA’s thriving trade in diamonds and gold, Perth was destined to become a glittering urban hub. Its ascent has been rapid (indeed, some of Australia’s tallest skyscrapers tower over the city); however sun-kissed beaches Cottesloe, Port and Scarborough and an insatiable surf culture keep it chilled out. Like a row of seamlessly iced wedding cakes, the art deco buildings remain, dwarfed by the CBD’s cluster of glass monoliths. The city’s Cultural Centre draws in-the-know Perthites to galleries and theatres by day, and style-conscious bars and clubs by night. Foodies will fare especially well here, with excellent eateries, serious brunching and brews filtered by impassioned baristas.