New Luxury Collection hotel for Hobart

World November 08, 2017 14:21

By The Nation

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The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts is making its way to Tasmania and will launch its first property there late next year

Following major renovations, The Tasman Hobart will reside in repurposed heritage buildings in Parliament Square, a newly design-led, urban development that is set to revitalise the neighbourhood, uniting the city’s unique past with its contemporary culture.

Owned by Trawalla Group Parliament Square Hotel Operator Pty, the hotel will provide 128 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites with carefully restored features, including original windows, floor boards and fireplaces. The corridors will showcase exclusive pieces from local artists, while an upscale restaurant, lobby lounge, and whisky bar will offer a variety of dining experiences that reflect the spirit of the destination.

“Australia is an extremely desirable destination for The Luxury Collection, and The Tasman is sure to become the place for global explorers to stay while visiting Tasmania,” said Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection and JW Marriott. 

“Bringing The Luxury Collection to Australia marks a significant milestone for the brand, further cementing our leadership position in global hospitality, while providing our guests with a captivating destination to experience what is truly indigenous to Tasmania.”

Designed by Sydney-based firm JPDC, the Georgian and Art Deco architectural style will be maintained to embody The Luxury Collection’s indigenous, rare, and experiential standards of luxury. The relaxed harbour-side location is highlighted with paired back interiors in local, natural materials, such as recycled timber from the original buildings.

This hotel will take up residence in an assortment of heritage buildings, including the Georgianstyle 

St Mary’s Hospital, originally constructed in 1847, is one of those sites. Prominently positioned in Parliament Square, The Tasman will be located directly behind Hobart’s historic Parliament House, near local institutions including Salamanca Market and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). 

Upon its completion in 2018, Parliament Square will include a seamless integration of generous outdoor space, distinct heritage buildings and meticulously designed contemporary architecture, providing government office, retail and food and beverage space. 

“Our intention is to partner with a brand that appreciates and embraces Tasmania’s natural beauty, history and heritage. We chose to work with Marriott International to bring The Luxury Collection to Tasmania as part of this exciting new development,” said Alan Schwartz, managing director, Trawalla Group Parliament Square Hotel Operator Pty. “We also share the brand’s passion for design, indigenous experiences and refined luxury, and are committed to working with the best talent and experts in the industry to bring this project to its full potential.”