Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Hobart scores an Australian hotel first


The Tasmanian capital of Hobart will be home to Australia's first hotel under the  Mövenpick brand.

Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, will pair with Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels, to open a Movenpick in Hobart in January, 2021. 

Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will be designed to be "a warm, contemporary designed hotel with a cosmopolitan vibe that invites exploration and discovery".

Located on Elizabeth Street, one of Hobart’s principal heritage streetscapes, and close to the Hobart waterfront, the new-build hotel is within close reach of the city’s key commercial, retail and leisure attractions and will have 221 guest rooms and suites with views of Hobart’s historical city and harbour, an on-site restaurant and meeting facilities.

All guest rooms are situated on floors four to 18, providing panoramic views and connecting guests with Hobart’s spectacular natural setting. The hotel’s common areas will be located on the first three floors.

Simon McGrath AM, Chief Executive Officer for Accor Pacific, said: “We are delighted to be working with Global Premium Hotels to bring our first Mövenpick hotel to Australia. 

"Located in the heart of the city and close to the harbour, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart is well positioned to appeal to business and leisure travellers visiting the vibrant capital city of Hobart. We are planning more locations for this premium brand across the Pacific and believe Mövenpick will quickly gain recognition for its culinary and service excellence in the Australian hotel market.”

The hotel will feature a flexible function space for up to 100 guests, which can also be divided into two smaller meeting rooms, along with a pre-event area and full bar, while both business and leisure travellers will enjoy the hotel’s modern gym.

Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will also house the Tesoro modern Italian restaurant.

Plus, with the brand’s Swiss origins being famous for chocolate, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will dedicate one hour each afternoon to ‘The Chocolate Hour’ – an indulgent tasting experience for hotel guests to sample an assortment of sweet treats, such as éclairs, brownies, truffles and more.

There wlll be free wifi in the hotel building and its surroundings.

The Mövenpick brand sits alongside a suite of other premium Accor brands such as MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Peppers and The Sebel. This property was first going to be a Hyatt, before a change of heart. 

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