I never thought I would be on a roof top in the last week of May, marveling at a dramatic sunset behind sparkling lights of Fremantle Port, but there we were. Even the Stirling Bridge looked majestic.
The Tradewinds Hotel opened their doors to members of the Chamber on May 25, to reveal their extensive accommodation renovation to the Sewell Street & Canning Highway property.
What was once a green slab rooftop has become a floating deck with crafted furniture. With its vista, am I sure it will be booked for weddings for years to come. The nibbles were glorious – crispy roasted beetroot with goats cheese, venison chorizo and polenta, and a crab brioche burger, to name a few.
Understand that it is not a space that you can wander into for a casual beverage. There’s a perfectly good bar and restaurant downstairs for that. The rooftop is for guests and functions only.
With future guests in mind, we also got to check out one of the studio rooms just off the rooftop terrace. From my empirical testing of a beautifully designed room 219, I reckon it is a rare thing to be able to lie in bed and take in the sunset and Port lights.
The Tradewinds is one of Fremantle’s (OK, yes it is East Fremantle) iconic hotels and the new investment and renovation is a game changer. Even though it was there all along, it is a great new addition to Fremantle’s tourism accommodation capacity.
Congratulations to the Prendiville Group.