Mövenpick celebrates inaugural hotel in Australia

by | 06 Feb 2021 | Design

Showcasing the design talents of Jaws Architects and Greymatters, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart draws inspiration from the natural beauty of Tasmania.

Accor has added another hotel to its portfolio in APAC with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Hobart. The property occupies a prestigious location near the Tasmanian capital’s waterfront.

Mövenpick lands in Tasmania

The Australian island of Tasmania is now home to the country’s first Mövenpick hotel. Boasting 221 keys, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart marries the brand’s Swiss charm and character with boutique interiors reflecting its local surroundings.

Simon McGrath, Accor Pacific CEO, said: “Mövenpick Hotel Hobart transcends the traditional hotel experience by masterfully blending the brand’s Swiss heritage with a premium hospitality experience. We’re so excited to share this stunning property with guests visiting Hobart from other parts of Tasmania and Australia. Accor is planning more locations for Mövenpick across the Pacific and we believe this premium brand will quickly gain recognition for its culinary and service excellence.”

A Swiss haven in Hobart

Mövenpick Hotel Hobart is located close to Hobart’s historic waterfront, which provides guests with easy access to some of the city’s most important attractions, including the arts and crafts market in the nearby Salamanca precinct.

The brand has gained a reputation for doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way, and its Hobart outpost certainly doesn’t disappoint in this regard. The hotel was designed by Jaws Architects, and channels modern local design through its use of layering and colours, echoing the unique qualities of the Tasmanian landscape.

Guests enter on the ground floor, where the lobby opens up onto the signature Tesoro restaurant. The first and second floors house common areas, designed by international firm Greymatters, while floors three to 18 contain the guest rooms, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Hobart and its surroundings through the generous windows.

Meanwhile, business travellers can avail themselves of the flexible meeting and event space, which can accommodate up to 100 attendees. The property also has a fully equipped gym and fitness centre.

Movenpick’s signature offerings

Guests will doubtless enjoy the signature offerings that help set the Mövenpick brand apart from the crowd.

Chocolate Hour takes place daily between 4pm and 5pm, and pays tribute to Switzerland’s chocolate-making culture by serving complimentary sweet treats whenever a chocolate-inspired cocktail, mocktail or affogato is bought. And health nuts will love the hotel’s decision to offer ‘Healthy Shots’, energy shots combined with yoghurt or juice and fresh vegetables or fruit, at breakfast to really kickstart the day.

The property also boasts free wifi throughout, and online check-in.

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