Perth & Surrounds

COMO The Treasury

Perhaps the most COMO thing you can do during a stay at this historic property – which sits lightly and respectfully within the three nineteenth-century State Buildings in central Perth – is take an early morning swim.

Walking down the wide, elegant heritage hallways and emerging into the warm glow of the tranquil blue indoor pool, surrounded by travertine paving, soft jazz and the distant peal of church bells feels like stepping into your own private corner of Italy.

But the pool is just one of countless elements that speak to the exquisite sense of quiet luxury in this intimate, boutique hotel. Each of the 48 rooms and suites has its own serene grandeur; some feature heritage balconies, others truss ceilings or views across the Buildings’ masterfully reconstructed wrought-iron turrets. A stay here would not be complete without a booking at the equally elegant Wildflower restaurant, which celebrates the six seasons of the Noongar Indigenous calendar, or a signature massage at the celebrated COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. If all that sounds too energetic, acquiesce completely to the gentle art of doing almost nothing at all and retire to the watercolour-filled library with a book. Luxury comes easily here, at every tempo.

Need to Knows

  • 42 rooms and 6 suites (City Room, Heritage Room, Treasury Room, Heritage Balcony Room, Treasury Balcony Room, Studio Suite, Treasury Suite and COMO Suite).
  • Check-in: 2pm; Check-out: 11am.
  • Property features include COMO Shambhala Urban Escape wellness facilities, gym, pool and steam room, executive facilities, restaurants and bars. Valet parking is also available.

What’s There

Perhaps COMO The Treasury’s greatest asset is that everything you need is under one exactingly restored heritage roof. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offers holistic treatments and remedies that combine Eastern and Western philosophies. The State Buildings’ seven restaurants and bars make it Perth’s premier drinking and dining destination, with everything from morning coffee to evening cocktails taken care of. Plus, there’s a gym, heated pool, steam room and executive boardrooms.


What’s Around

The buzzy Elizabeth Quay precinct is just footsteps away, as is the waterfront pathway that follows the riverfront up to Kings Park.

What’s Super Special

The towering Western Australian floral arrangement that graces COMO The Treasury’s welcome salon offers an immediate sense of place; those dusty-green eucalypt leaves and woody banksias could only mean you’re in Australia. Elsewhere, the property’s artwork also speaks to its vibrant city address in a wild and remote corner of the world; from delicate watercolours of native flora and fauna by Western Australian artists Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky to neon abstracts by Perth-born Brendan Van Hek.


Little ones are treasured at COMO The Treasury. Family-friendly packages include suite accommodation with extra beds or cots provided on request; complimentary dining at Post restaurant for children under 12; and special extras like colouring sets, play tents and small-sized robes and slippers.

Eating and Drinking

Seven accomplished restaurants and bars (plus a retail collective) make the State Buildings Perth’s number one dining destination. The considered dégustation at Wildflower is a must, while fresh, vibrant lunches and dinners are always a good time at Post (Italian) or Long Chim (Thai). In the morning, the queue for Telegram Coffee – arguably the city’s best – is always long, but it moves fast. Afternoon tea, taken in the Cape Arid Rooms, is yet another unforgettable signature experience.

Things to Book

In addition to wellness treatments and activities at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, the front desk can arrange wine tours, cultural city walks and even outback adventures.


History buffs will love the historical quirks dotted around the State Buildings precinct, such as the nineteenth-century convict sentencing details inscribed in stone beside Beer Corner.