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Australia’s first Luxury Collection Hotel to open in Hobart

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced the Australian debut of the brand. The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart will open next month, inviting travelers and explorers to Hobart on a transformative experience inspired by the unique local culture of Australia‘s island state. Situated in the historic centre of Hobart, The Tasman will be located on Salamanca Place with an elegant fronting on Murray Street, just steps from the famous Salamanca Markets, St David’s Park and the vibrant waterfront of Sullivan’s Cove. The highly anticipated arrival of the hotel promises to bring the rich local character of the city to life, linking the city’s pioneering past to the captivating contemporary culture. “The upcoming opening of a Luxury Collection property here in Hobart will signal the importance of Tasmania as a global destination for luxury travelers and shows the confidence of Marriot International in the continued growth of the luxury travel market across the Australia and New Zealand region,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott International. Offering a unique architectural experience that blends the site’s historical legacy with a striking modern vision, guests of The Tasman will have a rare opportunity to experience three distinct eras of design within the 152-room hotel brought together by award-winning Australian architects FJMT and interiors by Joseph Pang Design. The ensemble of buildings that make up The Tasman includes the original 1840s Heritage Building, the Art Deco Building dating back to the 1940s, and the contemporary, glass ensconced Pavilion Building. The guest rooms and suites are designed to showcase the rich architectural narrative of the property and feature details that reflect each period of design in a seamless, layered experience. From carefully restored heritage details such as convict-hewn sandstone walls and heritage gas fireplaces, to native Tasmanian Sassafras timber design details, each of the guest rooms and suites integrate Hobart’s culture while overlooking panoramic city views. The hotel will have three distinct dining concepts, including signature restaurant, Peppina, created by renowned Tasmanian Chef Massimo Mele. Cocktail bar and spirits library, Mary Mary, will offer an old-world bar experience reimagined for modern times. Deco Lounge offers a refined space to relish the signature High Tea experience in a residential setting that spills out onto a terrace overlooking Parliament Square. Guests will discover the epicurean experiences Tasmania has to offer, unearthing the stories behind its celebrated produce and exploring the unchartered wilderness of the island beyond. A Clefs d’Or concierge will showcase exclusive producer visits on the island, with epicurean moments to be experienced within the hotel, including apple brandy tasting, house aged in freshly coopered barrels made-to-order, hosted within the captivating historic spaces to be discovered at The Tasman. “The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations, it is wonderful to introduce the brand to Australia and put the rest of the world on notice to the charms of Hobart and our most Southern State. We look forward to bringing the unique Tasmanian character to life for our guests and hope to leave them with an expanded perspective that will last beyond their visit,” said General Manager Stephen Morahan. “Our blend of personalised, genuine and anticipatory service will mark the charming, yet refined experience of a stay at The Tasman.” The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. About a decade ago a friend took a mid-life gap year to travel a bit. Although he travelled all over Australia it was Tasmania that he raved about when he got back. Any hotel that makes the most of Tasman heritage and helps explain how the island became what it is today should do very well.

  2. Hotels which reflect their location and surrounding culture are the future. Guests are fed up with bland boxes and beige decor. When you are travelling on business and working long days the hotel may be your only chance to get a sense of where you are through decor, design and food.

    1. There have never been any bland boxes from any of The Luxury Collection hotels that I’ve ever visited! So I’m sure The Tasman will be no exception…

  3. I’ve done a few trips to India but still to take in Tasmania. It was in my diary to go and watch India beating Australia at the start of the year though of course it’s borders were shut. Who knows? Cricket and Tasmania next time India tour? And the Tasman sounds to be a great base.

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