The Claremont Hotel | Rothelowman (Previously Fratelle)

The Claremont Hotel | Rothelowman (Previously Fratelle) | Photographer: Dion Robeson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

The Claremont Hotel | Rothelowman (Previously Fratelle)

Traditional Land Owners
The Whadjuk Noongar people

Western Australia

Commercial Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Interior Architecture
Valtari Construction
Dion Robeson
Project summary

Designed to revive and reactivate its town centre, The Claremont Hotel is a warm and welcoming meeting place that pays homage to the fabric of the existing building. Holding a dear place in locals’ hearts, it was essential the hotel’s historic facade and staircase were retained during the refurbishment.

The reimagined landmark pub features a bistro, bar and courtyard, multiple functions spaces and a rooftop bar. Creating light and airy contemporary spaces, a large central courtyard with skylights above enables sunlight to penetrate deep into the ground floor areas.

Renewed back-of-house amenity enhances operational efficiencies and the customer experience, while the upstairs outdoor garden is perfect for visitors to enjoy social gatherings, group celebrations or relaxed dining experiences. From families to corporates and young adults, The Claremont Hotel combines refinement with comfortability to be enjoyed by all.

Western Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Commercial Architecture
EmAGN Project Award

With their intelligent exploration of the complexity of the existing structure to find humble, innovative solutions, Rothelowman enabled the retention of the key heritage fabric while providing an expanded footprint and meeting our commercial requirements. The back of house and service areas enhance operational efficiency and have supported ongoing positive patron experiences throughout the high quality fit out.

The Claremont Hotel has reopened to resounding support and through the collaboration of the entire project team this has been made possible.

Project Practice Team

Haydn Ward, Project Architect
Kylee Schoonens, Design Architect
Lou Day, Interior Design
Marc Spadaccini, Project Architect
Nick Lim, Graduate of Architecture
Sharon Krisanovski, Graduate of Architecture

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Able Access Design, Disability Access
Emergen, ESD Consultant
Forth Consulting Pty Ltd, Services Consultant
Insight Project Services, Project Manager
Marshall Day Acoustics, Acoustic Consultant
Michael Bale & Associates Pty Ltd, Structural Engineer
Resolve Group Pty Ltd, Building Surveyor
Urbis, Town Planner
Xero Fire & Risk, Fire Engineer

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The Claremont Hotel | Rothelowman (Previously Fratelle) | Photographer: Dion Robeson

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