Transform Your Weekend: Staycation Ideas In Perth


Right in the middle of Perth, the Alex Hotel sits in the lively area of Northbridge, offering the perfect spot for anyone looking to have a sustainable and culturally rich staycation in Perth.

This blog will guide you through planning the perfect Perth staycation, showcasing exciting local upcoming events and activities in collaboration with The Alex Hotel.

Why choose a staycation in Perth?

The concept of a staycation has gained popularity among those looking for a break from the daily routine without the hassle of travelling far. Perth, with its hidden gems and vibrant cultural landscape, offers the perfect backdrop for a staycation escape. 

Especially for the eco-conscious traveller, choosing a local holiday means reducing your carbon footprint while indulging in the luxuries of a well-deserved break. 

The Alex Hotel: your ideal staycation spot

The Alex offers the perfect place for a memorable staycation, blending comfort and luxury to create a truly relaxing retreat. We’re deeply committed to sustainability, ensuring that every aspect of our hotel operations respects the environment while still delivering uncompromised comfort for our guests. 

Each of our rooms is equipped with luxe refillable bath and body products (by local producer Vasse Virgin) and we opt for high-quality sustainable bed linen and throws. All of our hotel guests have access to our first-floor mezzanine, which features a communal fridge, tea and coffee station, refillable glass water bottles  and cosy nooks for you to work or unwind. 

Situated in the heart of Northbridge, The Alex serves as your home base for the area’s dynamic cultural scene. Our prime location allows you to dive into the local arts, indulge in gourmet dining options, and experience the lively nightlife, all within walking distance from our hotel.

The Alex Hotel: your ideal staycation spot

Exclusive Show & Stay packages

In collaboration with the Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO), the Alex Hotel is offering exclusive Show & Stay packages, starting with the “Taylor Made” event on Friday, 17 May 2024. 

Guests can enjoy special rates, a complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, a leisurely 12pm checkout, with continental breakfast included, ensuring an experience tailored for cultural enthusiasts and music lovers. 

Following Taylor Made, the Alex will feature packages for the upcoming PSO series as part of our commitment to supporting the arts. 

More about Taylor Made by the Perth Symphony Orchestra

This exclusive event invites Perth to enjoy an evening where Taylor Swift’s chart-topping tracks will be brought to life by the PSO, featuring a selection of vocal artists at RAC Arena, this coming Friday, May 17.

Perfect for die-hard fans and music aficionados alike, this event promises an unforgettable night tailored just for you!

Prepare to embark on a musical journey all through a stellar playlist including hits like Love Story, Cardigan, Cruel Summer, Don’t Blame Me, You Belong With Me, Shake It Off, and more. Experience breathtaking visuals and partake in the ‘Swiftie Singalong’. Immerse yourself in the unbeatable atmosphere of a live concert featuring some of Perth’s best musical talent, honouring one of the most influential musicians of our generation.

Gather your best friends, family members, partners – anyone who shares a love for Taylor and music (and remember to bring along your friendship bracelets and glitter) – for a night filled with high spirits in a buzzing arena atmosphere. 

You can book your tickets to Taylor Made here. 

More about Taylor Made by the Perth Symphony Orchestra

How to redeem your Taylor Made offer

To make your “Taylor Made” experience extra special, the Alex Hotel is offering a 15% discount on medium room rates for the night of Friday, 17 May 2024. 

Guests will enjoy a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, a 12pm checkout, and breakfast included. To access your special offer, simply quote “Taylor Made”, the event date, and your event ticket order number when booking your room via email at or phone us at (08) 6430 4000.

Supporting the local arts sector through local partnerships

Our recently renewed partnership with the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and our collaboration with the PSO highlight our deep commitment to promoting Northbridge’s cultural scene.

The Alex has partnerships with further neighbouring arts and cultural organisations including the Art Gallery of WA, Boola Bardip WA Museum, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth International Arts Festival, Fringeworld, and The Blue Room to name a few.

These partnerships provide our guests with exclusive access to exhibitions, performances, and special events, enhancing the cultural aspect of their staycation. Through these collaborations, we aim to support local arts and culture but also offer our guests unique experiences that enrich their stay. 

We can happily advise what is on during your stay and occasionally have in house tickets available to some shows.

How to plan your perfect staycation in Perth

To get the most out of your Perth getaway, here are some staycation planning tips to keep in mind:

  • Check out local experience & accommodation package deals.
  • Explore Northbridge’s art galleries, museums, and vibrant street art scene.
  • Indulge in gourmet dining at local restaurants, bars and cafes (Including our very own Shadow Wine Bar at the Alex Hotel).
  • Relax and unwind at the Alex Hotel, enjoying the rooftop terrace, library, and comfortable, stylish rooms.
plan your perfect staycation in Perth

Proudly curating your ideal staycation

Transform your weekend with a staycation at the Alex Hotel, and experience the opportunity to rediscover our city’s local treasures.

Book your staycation today to experience the best of Northbridge and support sustainable tourism. 

For reservations and more information on our Show & Stay package, visit our website or contact us directly.

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