An absolutely magnificent property that easily ranks as one of the world’s best hotels.
The 48-room hotel, COMO The Treasury is chic and refined, modern yet traditional. It provides the perfect balance of friendly service that’s efficient but not overbearing. The rooms are spacious and serene, the bathrooms enormous, and the beds extraordinarily comfortable. The dining facilities are sophisticated yet approachable, with excellent quality food served by wait staff that are genuinely personable and knowledgeable about the products on offer.
The Treasury was constructed within state treasury buildings of the 19th century. Clearly developed as a labour of love by the owner, the hotel and its more public dining venues and small boutiques convey a nice balance of modern style with the great bones of architecturally significant heritage buildings. The level of detail and thoughtful consideration of the design are noticeable throughout the entire complex.
The hotel’s reception area is neatly tucked into a private corner of the historical complex. It eschews traditional check-in desks and is configured instead as a residential living room. Aman junkies will recognise the interior design aesthetic of Perth-born Kerry Hill, a frequent designer of Aman properties: clean modern lines; a subdued colour palette of neutrals; and generous spaces that are contemporary yet not overly fussy.
The rooms and suites are real standouts. Even the smallest room categories are generously sized as are the travertine-covered bathrooms. My Heritage Balcony room had tall ceilings and views of Cathedral Square from the large windows and small terrace.
The indoor swimming pool is a stunner and the well-equipped gymnasium has all of the latest equipment. The Shambhala spa offers the usual complement of massage and other treatments as well as yoga and Pilates classes, in a relaxed facility.
While open only since 2015, The Treasury is a show-stopper and one of my favourite properties anywhere in the world.
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