Alex Hotel


Alex Hotel

Alex Hotel responds to the overarching concept of the ‘Hotel as Home’. Together with the client, four key concepts were established for the interior design; ‘the personal’, ‘the escape’, ‘the craft’ and ‘the legacy’, to nurture a sense of intimacy, connectedness and domesticity. With the client, there was always a discussion about ‘Alex’ being someone familliar to us all; an uncle whose home you love to visit, a treasured old friend with a house full of wonderment. The interior design, furnishing and styling imagines the richness, the personality, a sense of frivolity and the layering of a story.

Photography by Anson Smart

Architecture by Space Agency

Australian Interior Design Awards 2016WINNER - Hospitality for Alex HotelBelle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016WINNER - Hospitality for Alex Hotel
FINALIST - Designer of the Year
IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards 2016Shortlist - Hospitality
FINALIST - Designer of the Year
Eat Drink Design Awards 2015Highly Commended – Best Bar Design
Shortlist – Best Cafe Design

"Alex Hotel, in Perth’s Cultural Centre, proves that Perth's foremost gourmands - and owners of some of the hippest eating and drinking establishments in the city, are as hip with boutique stays as they are with artisanal edibles. Inside the Cubist-style-Yin-Yang block, Aussie interiors firm Arent & Pyke have added Marcel Breuer-style seating, pendant lights and acid-hued sofas to create a hotel with the informality of a city crashpad."
- Mr and Mrs Smith Review -