More than 300 VIP guests, industry leaders and local celebrities celebrated the official opening of the Adnate and Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails at a spectacular red-carpet soiree at the new $90 million Hay Street hotel.
Celebrations took over the entire 27-storey hotel – poolside to skyline – to mark the opening of Western Australia’s first Art Series hotel and Art Series’ first hotel dedicated to street art.
Guests included the Adnate namesake artist Matt Adnate, Accor Apartment & Leases senior vice president operations, Mark Hodge, hotel developers George and Peter Atzemis, model Nathan McGuire (and subject of the hotel’s mural and foyer portraits) and Piiata Heenan (subject of Adnate’s Maori portrait in the hotel laneway).
At the evening event, revellers sampled food and beverages from the hotel’s onsite Miami-style Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails, and were captivated with a range of performances and live art installations, including aerial and water dancers, floating orb contortionists and DJ performances
Local indigenous artist and proud Nyoongar woman, Jade Dolman, completed the finishing touches to her mural collaboration with Adnate on the night, while international painter Eric Mangen added another street art mural installation to the hotel live during the event.
Accor chief operating officer, Pacific, Simon McGrath, commented: “We are very pleased to partner with the Atzemis family, the developers and owners of the Adnate, on this iconic property for Perth.
“As with all of our Art Series hotels, the Adnate was built around its namesake artist Matt Adnate to create a bespoke artist inspired guest experience.
“This hotel is true to Adnate and his incredible ability to tell stories about cultural and community connection through his art.”