PROJECTS / HOTELS & HOSPITALITY
THE WESTIN PERTH
1 HIBERNIAN LANE, PERTH CBD
Hotel Rating 5
Developer BGC Development
Contract Type Design & Construct
Role Developer, Project Manager
Project Stakeholders City of Perth, Tourism WA, Heritage Council WA, LandCorp, DFES, Starwood/Marriott
The new 368-room Westin Perth Hotel offers its own unique brand of five-star luxury not previously seen in Western Australia. The hotel boasts 28 luxuriously furnished suites, a signature restaurant in ‘Garum’ by celebrated chef Guy Grossi, a high end spa run by Bodhi J Wellness, an outdoor infinity swimming pool and large-scale fitness centre. The Westin Perth expands Perth’s offering to meeting and event planners with over 1,700sqm of meeting space including an 800sqm ballroom and 340sqm of divisible function facilities. The hotel fronts picturesque, tree-lined Murray Street and has sweeping views across the CBD to the Perth Hills.
The hotel was designed in keeping with The Westin’s philosophy of health and wellbeing, ensuring every guest leaves feeling better than when they arrived. In bringing The Westin Perth to life, BGC Development were responsible for overseeing the procurement of the Site, including negotiating key commercial terms with the State Government agencies representing the Vendor and engagement of the hotel operator, Starwood. The team efficiency managed the design approvals process and obtained all statutory approvals required for the project to proceed, before embarking on the engagement and management of the project’s lead architect, sub consultants and contractor (including approving subcontractor packages). Management involved the consistent reporting to key project stakeholders, including the City of Perth, Tourism WA, DFES, Heritage Council WA, LandCorp and Starwood. Additionally, we managed the relationship with the incumbent landowners (Minister for Health & DFES), until such time as practical completion of the hotel was achieved.
Our internal design and development consultancy and management team contributed a wide range of solutions including procurement services for Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) and Operating Supplies and Equipment (OS&E). This included: reviewing design intent and implementing practically against budget, schedule and durability; value engineering; reviewing brand standards and establishing project specific strategy, including interpreting the strategy to best suit the local market; coordinating installation, defecting and asset registers; coordination of Mock Up room works; facilitating Operator Sign Off.
Additionally, our turnkey solution included a Food & Beverage (F&B) concept, following a thorough site analysis of the operational logistics required for a successful opening, and everything in between.
The team also delivered the project in accordance with contractual dates.