Perth’s COMO the Treasury has just been named the world’s second-best hotel in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2016.
The annual list ranks the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airline and cruise lines in the world. The results were compiled from more than 300,000 readers’ votes. No other Australian hotels made Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards top 50 list.
Housed in the city’s 140-year-old State Buildings, COMO the Treasury is part of a $580 million redevelopment of Perth’s Cathedral Avenue precinct and occupies the top three floors of three historic buildings
The hotel shared the news on their Facebook page, saying: “We’re thrilled to have been voted the top hotel in Australia and New Zealand in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, with a near-perfect score of 99.11!”
What Condé Nast Traveler said about COMO The Treasury:
Perth may not have as much clout as Sydney or Melbourne, but this sleek COMO outpost—the brand’s first hotel Down Under—might just help set a change in motion. Part of the $580 million Cathedral Square development, the hotel occupies the top floors of three 140-year-old buildings, and happily embraces period accents—see the roofline’s copper trim, and reinstalled dormer windows. Jed Gerrard’s Wildflower, the hotel’s glassed-in rooftop restaurant, offers more than just an impressive experience—when you taste the kangaroo, delicately smoked over jarrah ambers and served with grilled blueberry dressing, you’ll get what we mean.
The stately home in Ireland, Ballyfin Demesne, took out the top spot. The Georgian mansion in Co Laois is part of a 614-acre estate and has just 20 bedrooms. Condé Nast Traveler said, “Beyond the regal four-poster canopy beds, gilded mirrors, and richly textured wallpapers, there are acres of secluded private gardens begging to be strolled. But the real highlight? Having a butler row you out on the lake before enjoying a sumptuous lunch at the picnic house.”
Condé Nast Traveler’s top 10 hotels in the world:
- Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois, Ireland
- COMO The Treasury, Perth, Australia
- Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
- Umaid Bhawan Palace (Taj), Jodhpur, India
- Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Dorset, England
- Virgin Hotels Chicago, IL
- Waterford Castle, Co Waterford, Ireland
- Hotel Unique, São Paolo, Brazil
- The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co Mayo, Ireland
- Hotel Il Pellicano, Tuscany, Italy