Ritz-Carlton returning to Australia with Perth project

Luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton has announced the development of a 204-room hotel as part of the Elizabeth Quay development in Perth, Australia, with construction set to commence in 2015.

Asian residential apartment developer Far East Consortium will build the hotel, in addition to the construction of 420 residential apartments in two towers adjacent to the hotel.

Marriott International Asia President and Managing Director Simon Cooper said Ritz Carlton hadn't been active in Australia for close to 15 years and this would be the first purpose built Ritz Carlton in Australia."I think Perth chose us, to be frank," he said. "To do a Ritz Carlton hotel you need to have the public vision to develop this part of the CBD and this clearly has happened here, and then you need a partner like Far East Consortium willing to be part of that development."

Tan Sri David Chiu, Far East Consortium Chairman said, “Far East Consortium is privileged to have been selected as the developer of this project by the Western Australian Government which will bring the river to the city. We look forward to creating a set of landmark buildings on the Perth waterfront which will herald Perth’s arrival as a world class city in Australasia.

“The Ritz-Carlton is a renowned international luxury hotel operator renowned for its service. The development of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth is a key part of the Elizabeth Quay project and will further strengthen that reputation. I expect it to quickly become an iconic part of Western Australia's tourism landscape,” he added.