Tourism and hospitality
Perth – tourism central
Perth has transformed in recent years through an unprecedented period of tourism investment. This has delivered world-class infrastructure including Perth Arena and Elizabeth Quay and the imminent opening of Yagan Square and the New Perth Stadium. In the not-too-distant future, the New Museum for WA will add to the city’s attractiveness and unique offering.
The private sector has responded to this government-led investment. Since 2012, 1,485 new hotel rooms have been built in Perth with a further 1,409 under construction significantly expanding the city’s tourism capacity. World class hotels currently under construction include the Westin, DoubleTree by Hilton and the Ritz-Carlton, which will continue to ensure quality and affordable accommodation with the central city.
Perth’s food and beverage scene continues to grow to service this new demand, with restaurants and small bars establishing themselves throughout the city’s streets, rooftops, basements and laneways.
Getting to Perth has never been easier with direct flights from London beginning in March 2018, set to re-shape the role Perth plays in global passenger movements. This will be joined by plans for direct flights to and from Tokyo and China. To facilitate, the Perth International Terminal 1 has been transformed, with a further $2.5 billion worth of investment planned in coming year.
The under-construction $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport rail link will then connect directly with the central city, with the 18-minute journey set to open in 2020.