Well Contained// Feature in Upscale Living Magazine

"Well Contained"

Written by: Helen Remarkers

Article: https://issuu.com/admspublishinggroup/docs/april_2020-_digital_ulm


Now a luxurious boutique hotel in Freo’s vibrant West End,The Hougoumont has historically welcomed weary travelers throughout the centuries. “The lucent, minimalist designed and modern hotel it is today is redefining quality travel,” says Patrick Prendiville, Hougoumont Hotel’s owner. “It makes it less about simply passing through places but more about connecting with a place and the people that make it.”

The hotel reflects this notion throughout, while re-telling the story of Fremantle’s historic buildings and working port in its design choices. The Hougoumont’s ultimate architectural goal was to transport guests through passages in time – past, present and future. Standing proud today, the façade is heritage-laced, married with a dynamic blend of colors and materials and modernistic artwork by Troy Barbitta, shipping container ‘cargotecture’ and costum-designed furniture from award-winning designer Yoshio Takagi.