The Parmelia Hilton is Perth’s oldest five-star hotel. COX has reimagined the hotel’s dated ground floor, transforming the guest arrival experience and enhancing the hotel’s relationship with the city.

Project Name: Parmelia Hilton Refurbishment
Studio Name: Cox Architecture
Location: Perth, Australia
Photography: Robert Frith
Project size: 17670 m2
Completion date: 2020

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Bar ©Robert Frith

The simple expression of the new façade, derived from the existing Hilton tower form, announces arrival. Inside, the lobby has been remodelled into a vast, internal street offering connectivity between a series of experiential hubs – reception, upper lounge, colonnade, executive lounge and restaurant.

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Reception ©Robert Frith

Taking inspiration from the open spaces and colours of the WA landscape, the interior exudes enduring, timeless design. A unified palette of marble, timber and leather, balanced with bronze details and mirrors, creates a welcoming, understated luxe. A new pedestrian link through the lobby to Brookfield Place enhances public amenity across the wider precinct.

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Seating space ©Robert Frith

An inviting destination for guests and visitors alike, the refurbishment has restored the Parmelia Hilton’s status as a premium Perth CBD hotel.


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