New rooftop bar at Fremantle’s National Hotel

Karl Bullers toasts to the opening of the National Hotel's new rooftop bar. Photo: Matt Jelonek d487805 communitypix.com.au
Karl Bullers toasts to the opening of the National Hotel's new rooftop bar. Photo: Matt Jelonek d487805 communitypix.com.au

PATRONS can enjoy a relaxing meal with panoramic views of Fremantle and the Indian Ocean at the National Hotel’s new rooftop bar.

The new bar is the last stage of a $7m refurbishment for the iconic 115-year-old building after it was gutted by fire in 2007.

Also unveiled were 12 new original boutique ensuite rooms which have been fitted out with locally made furniture.

Part owner and Carnegie’s International Group chief executive Karl Bullers said the 360 degree views from the rooftop would be a big draw card for locals and international visitors alike.

He said they had also converted the four-storey staircase leading to the new accommodation into an art gallery which would feature rotating exhibitions.

“Art will change every three months to ensure as many local artists as possible are given the opportunity to exhibit,” he said.

“Artists will be not charged a fee or commission to exhibit as the gallery is seen as another opportunity to showcase local talent to our patrons and guests.”

The new rooftop bar will also be available for weddings, corporate bookings and private parties.

It will be open to the public on October 27 from 10am to 3pm and October 28 from 12pm to 8pm and then every Sunday from 12pm to 8pm.