All images used with permission from The Cottesloe Beach Hotel
Ahhhh the good old Cott aint what it used to be, talk about a serious make over!
Most Perth people have a personal story about The Cott- a stumble down the limestone steps in the beer garden in front of a capacity crowd, a pash and dash, a blossoming romance (Juddy and I met here), a close encounter in the RnB room with some peeps who are bumping and grinding a little too hard (my girls, you know who you are). Who could forget the bus to Clubba afterwards or late night dashes to Fresh Provisions? Ahhh those were the BEST days! The venue’s Sunday Sessions were absolutely legendary in the naughties. People would queue for hours, hundreds of metres along Marine Parade for the chance to embark on a Cott adventure. I have such fond memories of my frequent visits to these Sunday sessions and was so excited to hear of the stunning renovation (although at the same time I yearned for the good ‘ol days too. Who am I kidding? I’m almost 30 with a husband and a 1 year old #growup).
So the makeover is incredible. Of course my eyes lit up when I first saw images of it because it has been masterfully designed by my all time fave designers Hecker Guthrie. The composition of colour, shape and materials used at The Cottesloe Beach Hotel is a dead giveaway for their trademark look and I was rapt that Perth now has their own little slice of Hecker Guthrie magic (for those who don’t know, these guys also did The Ivy among so much other awesomeness- check out their website).
So the look is now clever and contemporary. Who could resist a cocktail or an ice cold beer whilst relaxing in the sunshine and munching on a wood-fired oven baked pizza? Or make your way from the beach and hang out in the front ‘Verandah’ bar while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean. I also hear ‘The Bistro’ does a mean angus steak for something a little more sophisticated. Whatever the occasion, The Cottesloe Beach Hotel has something for everyone.
A true Perth icon has become even more iconic.