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Press Release 4 December 2015

COMO Hotels and Resorts Makes Its Debut in Australia with a New Luxury Hotel in Perth

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NEW YORK -- COMO Hotels and Resorts, the luxury hotel group offering extraordinary travel experiences at its 12 locations across the globe, is pleased to announce the brand's first Australian property, COMO The Treasury, in Perth, Western Australia. As the centerpiece of a new city-center development designed by Australian architect Kerry Hill, COMO The Treasury opened October 15th, 2015, with rates beginning at approximately $430 USD.

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COMO The Treasury has 48 rooms and suites, averaging 753 square feet. The interiors pair Kerry Hill's contemporary design with COMO's familiar emphasis on understated luxury, including custom made 'Grand Posture' king-size beds and handcrafted bespoke European furniture. Large windows ensure guest accommodations are flooded with natural light. En-suite bathrooms feature German Kaldewei Duo free-standing bathtubs, twin vanities, Travertine stone tiles and heated floors. Amenities include COMO's signature aromatherapy-based COMO Shambhala toiletries.

At COMO The Treasury, the fine dining restaurant is Wildflower on the hotel's rooftop, offering views across the Swan River and a menu showcasing contemporary cuisine with the best of West Australian produce. On the ground floor guests will find Post, a convivial spot serving modern Australian dishes with a French influence. Menus are overseen by Executive Chef Jed Gerrard. Other facilities will include The Treasury Lounge and Bar — open daily from 11:00 a.m. until late, serving afternoon tea each weekend — as well as meeting rooms, a heated indoor swimming pool, and COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, which offers holistic therapies along with a wellness center for yoga and Pilates.

The hotel is on Cathedral Avenue in Perth's Central Business District, within a new artisanal precinct called the Cathedral Square Development. This revamped heritage site contains a group of buildings — known locally as the State Buildings — which have played an important role in the city's history for the past 140 years, serving as town hall, post office, land-titles office, and treasury. Before construction began in 2012, the buildings sat unused for nearly 20 years.

The hotel was designed by Singapore-based Kerry Hill Architects, whose previous projects have included Ogilvie House, Queensland, and the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, Perth. Ninety five per cent of the original heritage building has been meticulously returned to its 19th-century origins, featuring re-installed dormer windows, roof-top copper trimmings, and a stripped back facade showing off the original surface.

This venture is in conjunction with FJM Property, an Australian property development and investment company with a wealth of experience in dining and retail spaces. FJM's principals include Adrian Fini, well known in the city as one of the founders of Little Creatures brewery and eatery.

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Founded by Christina Ong, COMO Hotels and Resorts develops and manages handpicked, individually curated properties: The Halkin by COMO in London, three Metropolitan by COMO hotels in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach (opening late 2013).
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About the COMO Group and COMO Hotels and Resorts

Headquartered in Singapore, The COMO Group represents Christina Ong's unique vision of contemporary living. This encompasses the hospitality collection known as COMO Hotels and Resorts, the international luxury fashion retailer Club 21, the award-winning wellness concept COMO Shambhala and the philanthropic COMO Foundation.

COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences in its four categories, COMO in the Soul, COMO in the City, COMO on the Beach and COMO in the Wilds through individualized service, commitment to holistic wellness and award-winning cuisine. Each property is hand-picked and individually curated, including COMO The Halkin in London, COMO The Treasury in Perth, Australia and three COMO Metropolitan properties in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach. COMO on the Beach encompasses COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos, COMO Cocoa Island, and COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives, COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, Thailand, and three COMO Uma experience resorts in Bali and Bhutan.

COMO also manages, in partnership with COMO's sister brand in wellness, COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali. This flagship wellness retreat offers an integrated and immersive restorative experience that enables real and lasting improvements one's health. COMO Shambhala products, services, cuisine, treatments and spa facilities are also available within each COMO property.

Follow our exciting adventures on the COMO Hotels and Resorts Facebook page, chat with us on Twitter @comohotels, or get a glimpse of our beautiful destinations on Instagram.

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