"We see Fremantle changing from a day-trip destination to a place where more travellers are choosing to base themselves and then go on to explore from there," Justin said. "The Rottnest ferry is just a few minutes' walk away and the markets, Fremantle Prison, Bathers Beach and other attractions are all close by.
"Perth is only 25 minutes by train and tourists can also easily get to other attractions, such as Cottesloe Beach, Penguin Island and Rockingham's swimming with dolphins experience. Visitors are staying in a more relaxed and socially vibrant location, able to enjoy all the new restaurants and bars in Fremantle."
The large and spacious apartments have ocean views north-west to Rottnest Island and the North Mole lighthouse and south-east down the coast towards Rockingham. Targeting both leisure and corporate travellers, the Ocean View apartments have free high-speed wifi, Nespresso machines and all the facilities required for a self-sufficient stay, such as kitchens and laundries.
"Over the past few years, there has been significant investment in and around Fremantle, especially Fishing Boat Harbour," Paul said. "We are already seeing strong rewards with increased visitation from south-east Asia, particularly Singapore, as well as the US and UK.
"But, importantly, we are also seeing growth from our local West Australian market and visitors travelling from the eastern states. There's been a change in preference to more apartment-style accommodation and Be. Fremantle is the only property on the absolute waterfront in the metropolitan area with views from every room.
"It's also the only apartment hotel in Perth able to offer studios all the way through to three-bedroom apartments." More information is available at www.befremantle.com.au.