27 May 2015 –Major
infrastructure and property development projects will create significant demand
in the Perth hotel sector - benefiting existing hotels and new projects -
according to a new market review from CBRE .
Major projects, including Elizabeth
Quay, City Link, Cathedral Precinct, Burswood Stadium and the $750 million
upgrade of Perth’s Domestic and International Airports, are among those
highlighted in the CBRE Hotels review, which calls into question recent
speculation about a potential surplus of hotel rooms in Perth.
CBRE Hotels Senior Director David
Kennedy said the level of current and proposed development activity would
create demand that had not seen before in the Perth hotel market, to the
benefit of existing hotels as well as new room supply.
progressive development will combine to create Perth as a true international
city and encourage both tourism and corporate activity - but only if new room
supply occurs,” Mr Kennedy noted.
not that long ago that the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre suffered from
lost conventions and conferences because of our room shortage. Perth was also
lucky to host CHOGM in recent times, with visitors for this conference forced
to stay as far away as Mandurah and The Vines and Joondalup Country Clubs, up
to 70km from the CBD.”
Recent industry reports have focused
on the potential for over 2,000 short stay hotel rooms to be delivered to the
Perth market by 2018.
However, Mr Kennedy said this did not
represent a glut in light of the significant infrastructure and property
developments underway or in the pipeline, adding that consideration must also
be given to the different levels of accommodation to be produced in the city.
He added that Perth’s economy - while
subject to a series of peaks and troughs over time - had been a growth story,
on a median basis, in the past decade.
“While the downturn in the mining
sector has clearly impacted Perth, economists are predicting better times
within two years. Much of the hotel product under construction or in the
pipeline will not be completed for three years, which will be perfect timing
for the next wave of demand,” Mr Kennedy said.
CBRE’s review highlights a series of major
infrastructure and development projects in Perth, including;
Quay, an MRA project of $2.6 billion including retail, permanent residential,
luxury hotels and commercial offices. Recent commitments include Chevron for
offices and Far East with a Ritz Carlton Hotel and mixed use development.
Link, a 13.5ha land parcel over the Perth railway line connecting Northbridge
to the city which already includes the $360 million 15,500 seat Perth Arena and
four major office buildings in Kings Square to be completed at the end of this
year, plus a hotel site which will be developed by the Minor Group.
Precinct, this includes the heritage St George Cathedral, Bishop House,
extensive basement car parking with public open space above, the new City of
Perth Library, the adjoining multi-storey office tower committed to the State
Government and the Treasury building, which is being finalised as a 6 star, 48
Stadium, construction has commenced on the new Perth Stadium which will be a
major tourism attraction in Perth with a 60,000 seat stadium to be completed in
Other projects include a $400 million
upgrade of the WA Museum and the $750 million airport upgrade, which will
include new domestic terminals adjacent to the current International terminal,
which will also be significantly expanded. Also planned are major upgrades for
vehicular access, including interchanges at Tonkin Highway to provide and
facilitate passenger movement from the Airport to the City.
The Forrestfield rail link will also
provide public transport by virtue of a rail system from Forrestfield to the
Perth Domestic and International Airports through to the city by the Bayswater
In regard to new hotel supply in
Perth, the CBRE Hotels review highlights that the majority of new supply is the
5 and 6 star bracket, namely;
The Treasury Hotel in the Cathedral
Precinct - 48, 6 star rooms
The Ritz Cartlon on Elizabeth Quay - 204,
5 star rooms
The Westin Hotel on the Fire Brigade
Site - 360, 5 star rooms
The Burswood Crown Tower Hotel - 506,
5 star rooms
Mr Kennedy said this would provide
long overdue product at the upper end of the market, with no five star hotel
having been delivered in Perth for around three decades.
To cater for longer stay leisure and
corporate visitors, new Quest apartments are also being constructed in Adelaide
Terrace, 98 units (130 keys) and Mounts Bay Road (73 units).
“Those hotels not commenced but likely
to in the next twelve months in Perth city include a Hilton Double Tree Hotel
on the waterfront in Old Perth Port of approximately 230 rooms and The Marriot comprising
330 rooms on Wellington Street, both of which will add much needed 4 star
product to supply our midmarket corporates and leisure visitors. We also need
more 3 star rooms to support leisure tour groups and the convention market,” Mr
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