Our stories | 05 October 2021

Home suite home

Live proud

The luxury long-stay revolution

The term ‘resort-style living’ is usually reserved for exotic beachside holidays, but what if you could live in an actual urban resort all year round? A seductive space where days are bookended with sumptuous morning meals at an onsite restaurant and long R&R sessions in the property’s spa and sauna.

What if home — for a little while, at least — was a centrally-located luxury residence mere moments from the city’s top attractions, yet designed to offer refuge and silence when required? A stay, no matter how long or short, expertly curated to take shape around your particular set of needs and desires.

Enter a new long-stay accommodation offering by Frasers Property Australia’s hospitality sister company, Fraser Suites – dubbed Home Suite Home.

Offering up that endless holiday feeling, Frasers Home Suite Home is a long stay initiative available in Perth and Sydney, boasting a well-equipped leisure centre featuring a heated indoor pool, spa, sauna and gym; a dedicated Home Suite Home concierge, a wealth of dining options onsite and nearby and welcome amenities to make your stay feel like home.

While traditionally this kind of offering has appealed to long term workers relocating their lives for set periods of time, some travellers are opting for extended stay options and longer holidays after so much of the last 18 months in and out of lockdown.

Country General Manager Australia, Frasers Hospitality, Matt Rubie, says more and more people are seeking to meld the experience of home with the excitement and luxury of holidays.

“It’s all about the difference between staying and residing,” explains Matt. “Living in a place as opposed to just spending time in a place actually feels different, regardless of the amount of time you spend. We always talk in terms of clients living with us, not just staying with us, and for us this means one simple thing — finding and delivering connection. Regardless of whether it’s before, during, or after their stay, we find clients are happier and more appreciative when they connect to their city, connect with our staff, and connect with their accommodation in a deeper way.”

This sense of deeper connection and more immersive experiences brings to mind the success of Airbnb, which revolutionised the travel market by offering opportunities to live with a host or rent a lodging reflective of the city or place in which it was located. Frasers Home Suite Home takes this a step further, offering luxury you’d normally expect from a 5-star hotel. Combine that with the feeling of home-away-from-home comfort and concierge service, and it’s a winning combination.

For Jon Cover, a long-stay resident with Home Suite Homes in Perth, one of the biggest heartaches of living away from home is the feeling of impermanence. But at Fraser Suites, the sense of connection with staff and other long-stay travellers created a truly memorable experience to be returned to again and again.

“Everything about Fraser Suites was fantastic,” says Jon. “I’m in the mining industry and I was shifted on to a long project in Perth at short notice. Over the 12 months I stayed at Fraser Suites Perth, what stood out to me the most was the staff and the care they put in to making us belong. They created a home-away-from-home for me, even throwing a party for me before I left. For anyone looking to visit Perth, both for short and long stays, I couldn’t recommend it more highly. The staff and culture there is second to none and they truly make you feel so welcomed.”

Live proud

Overlooking the spectacular Swan River, Fraser Suites Perth is located right by the WACA Ground, Convention Centre and Optus Stadium, making it the base to enjoy Perth’s varied entertainment and dining offerings. Meanwhile, soaring high above the Sydney skyline sits Fraser Suites Sydney offering a range of luxury residences, from sumptuous 1-bedroom suites to luxury split-level penthouse apartments.

For more information on short or long-stay options, contact Fraser Suites today.

 

Read more from the latest Live proud magazine