Ritz-Carlton to Open in Perth, Australia

Huge news from Australia's luxury hotel scene today: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Fast Consortium (an Asian residential apartment developer) have signed an agreement to develop The Ritz-Carlton, Perth. This hotel will mark the return of the luxury hotel operator to Australia.

We hear that Far East Consortium will build the 204-room Ritz-Carlton, in addition to residential apartments right in the riverside Elizabeth Quay development on Perth’s waterfront.

Details: The Ritz-Carlton, Perth will be the city’s first international luxury hotel with views over the Swan River, and the nearby attractions of Kings Park and the Botanical Garden.

The hotel will be located in the commercial and business district adjacent to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will have almost a mile of continuous promenades for walking. Not much info yet on what the rooms will have, but we expect it will be impressive.

The ground-breaking for The Ritz-Carlton, Perth is expected during 2015. The project will also encompass ground floor retail space, waterfront fine dining experiences, and luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Keep an eye on TravelAgentCentral.com for more details as they emerge!