Hotel Rottnest

Rottnest Island

After completing the Heritage Impact Statement last year, Stephen Carrick Architects were appointed as the heritage architect for the $40 million redevelopment project of Hotel Rottnest. This includes 80 new luxury rooms, two pool function facilities, a new reception, a spa and a gym.

Working closely with lead architects Christou Design Group, our role includes archival records, conservation and consideration of surrounding architecture and sight lines for the existing hotel formerly known as the Quokka Arms. The Hotel Rottnest is rich in history being built as the Governor’s summer residence in 1856 and was added onto in 1876.

It is listed on the State Register. We are excited to be part of keeping Rottnest history alive through careful consideration of the impacts on the existing building and look forward to seeing the project complete for the future of Western Australian Tourism.

To learn about the entire project, click here to read the ABC report by Jacob Kagi or here for the Architecture AU article by Josh Harris.