Formerly Metro Hotel on Canning, Metro Hotels has renamed its Perth property Metro Hotel Perth. The name change coincides with a $3.5 million restoration of the hotel, the appointment of a new General Manager and staff and sales team, and a new restaurant and chef.
Metro Hotels Chief Operating Officer George Bedwani said the decision to revert back to the hotel’s original name was part of the Group’s strategy to restore the property to its former glory as a Perth icon.
“The hotel is now a well-known landmark on Perth’s skyline and has, over the past 35 years, acquired iconic status with residents and visitors alike,” Mr Bedwani said.
“There is now significant demand for quality hotel accommodation in Perth. Our decision to undertake a major refurbishment of the hotel is to ensure the hotel lives up to its reputation as a ‘must-stay’ hotel in Perth.
“With no major hotel developments planned for Perth, Metro Hotels is also capitalising on the excellent position of this property to ensure a quality accommodation experience to satisfy this increased demand.”
The hotel completed the first stage of its refurbishment last month, as well as opening a new restaurant, Chez Metro, offering diners Modern French/European cuisine. It has appointed Ramon van de Griendt as Executive Chef. Ramon has worked as executive chef at 5 star fine dining restaurants throughout Europe, including Restaurant ‘de molen’ in Kaatsheuvel (The Netherlands) which was rated the coveted 1 star Michelin.
Situated on the south side of Perth just 20 minutes from Fremantle, Metro Hotel on Canning enjoys a prime vantage point on the south side of the Swan River.
The hotel has 94 rooms, 70 of which overlook the scenic Swan River, appealing to a broad mix of business and leisure visitors. The hotel has seven conference rooms with a seating capacity for 200 people, its own licensed restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool and parking.