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FREMANTLE QUEST HOTEL NOW OPEN!

Posted in accommodation, economy, fremantle, hospitality, hotel, tourism by freoview on December 13, 2016

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The Fremantle QUEST serviced apartments hotel in Pakenham Street opened yesterday, so let your visitors know about this new accommodation in the port city.

It is very important for the Fremantle economy to keep visitors here over night, instead of them going to Perth or elsewhere, so the more tourist accommodation the better.

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  1. Sam said, on December 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Sadly, like most public art commissioned in Perth, this, while checking all the boxes required for funding (such as obligatory interpretative concept based on history of site) just ends up looking cheap and ugly.

  2. freoview said, on December 15, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Little to do with the CoF Paul as the developers would have commissioned the artist.

    I believe it is also questionable that a percentage for the art scheme work is part of the building. That is a flaw in the scheme as it is supposed to go to a public artwork and I don’t believe being part of a building facade is public art, even when the public can see it.

    Roel

  3. freoishome said, on December 15, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Brad’s response reminds me of the song about the ‘Kings New Suit of Cloths’. Even the artists own title Folly of Follies, is telling us something! It isn’t artistic, the CoF has been fooled!
    Paul

  4. Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog said, on December 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    For some background on the blue glass artwork here is a little piece I wrote: https://cofremantle.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/the-quest-for-mannings-folly-of-follies/

  5. Pete said, on December 14, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Not keen on the arty blue feature atop. They should have taken inspiration from the existing art deco corner ! Other than that i quite like what they’ve done.

  6. freoview said, on December 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Yes it is not a very good building at all and the blue artwork on it does not suit at all.

    I had a glimpse inside the courtyard and that is very bland and uninspiring as well, while the argument for the extra hight was that it was to get the best heritage outcome. Plain bullshit!

    Roel

  7. freoishome said, on December 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I don’t know how one is meant to describe this building – look for a very large blue plastic shopping bag stuck in its upper floors!
    Paul


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