Marriott International has announced the opening of the Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart, the group’s first Luxury Collection property in Australia. The property is located at Parliament Square overlooking the waterfront of Hobart, a city on the island state of Tasmania.
The hotel, which offers 152 rooms and suites, is a redevelopment of former state government office buildings showcasing three eras of design – Georgian, art deco and contemporary styles.
The original 1840s heritage building features rooms with modern craftsmanship and design, sandstone details, restored gas fireplaces and marble bathrooms. The art deco building, meanwhile, offers a modern take of the 1940s style through details including Tasmanian native sassafras timber-inlaid ceilings. Finally, the modern pavilion building houses contemporary rooms and overlooks Sullivan’s Cove.
The property featuress three dining venues include Italian restaurant Peppina, the craft cocktail bar Mary Mary; and modern Australian restaurant Deco Lounge, which offers afternoon tea or a light lunch.
The Tasman includes 8,300 square feet of meetings and events space, including an underground warehouse-style space that has capacity for 400 guests. There is also a 24-hour fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights.
The hotel is within walking distance of the city’s famous Salamanca Markets, St David’s Park and Sullivan’s Cove.
“Hobart is a truly captivating and dynamic city, allowing a seamless fit for The Luxury Collection,” commented Philipp Weghmann, vice president and global brand leader of The Luxury Collection.
“The Tasman will offer our guests a transformative journey, drawing on the incredible history, evocative contemporary culture, and awe-inspiring natural wonders of one of the most intriguing and farthest corners of the globe,” Weghmann added.
The brand currently counts nearly 120 hotels and resorts in more than 35 countries and territories. The collection is slated to debut properties in locations including Spain, India, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Tbilisi, Georgia, part of Marriott’s plans to add 30 properties to its luxury portfolio in 2022.