Top Range Hotel Approved… Relief for Perth’s Shortage

Perth’s acute shortage of hotel rooms could get some relief after the Perth City Council approved plans for a $14.3 million 216-bed hotel just a few minutes’ walk from the CBD.

Architect Frank Ghalili, spokesman for the Australian-based Asian developers said a final decision on the project would be made within months, along with a decision on whether it would be a luxury four-star or a five-star hotel. If it proceeds, the development will be the first major city hotel built in the boom state in more than five years.

Perth mayor Lisa Scaffidi said there was a great need for more beds and the proposed 10-storey hotel was good news.

The land is owned by 789 Wellington St P/L, whose directors are Vietnamese-born Do Phung Tran and Cambodian-born Khuu Thi Pham.

The 10-level West Perth hotel, on the corner of George St, will include six commercial tenancies, a gym, sauna and swimming pool.

The development was welcomed by tourism minister Kim Hames who said it helped to ease the hotel-style accommodation pressures in Perth. Mr Hames said the city needed about 300 new rooms each year for the next decade to keep up with demand.

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