Yagan Square, a park-come-dining, art installation and transportation hub will celebrate its first anniversary in March this year.
Providing a pedestrian connection between the Perth CBD and Northbridge on William Street, Yagan Square offers dining and retail for tourists and local city-slickers alike.
Optus Stadium, a 60,000-seat arena that joined Perth’s collection of sporting venues in 2018, was recognised as a “premier” events venue.
The $200 million Charter Hall-led redevelopment, Raine Square, in Perth’s central business district also received a mention.
NY Times writer Kelly Dinardo said that 31 new hotels had opened in the last five years, including the luxury Como, “hip” QT and a Westin, to accommodate the expected growth in tourism.
“Since 2007, liquor law reforms, including a 2018 change that let restaurants serve drinks without a meal, have changed the drinking and dining scene with more than 100 small bars opening in the central business district alone.”
“And Qantas started a nonstop flight from London to Perth this year, the first from Europe.”