The Luxury Collection debuts in Australia with Hobart opening

by | 12 Jan 2022 | Design

A heritage reconstruction of former state government offices, The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart has been brought to life by a talented team that includes fjmtstudio and JPDC.

The new hotel promises to provide a cultural expression of historic Hobart, while also acting as a gateway for exploring Tasmania’s wild landscape.

A reflection of Hobart

The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart is now hosting guests in Australia’s second oldest city, which is known for its vibrant culinary and arts scene.

This centrally located hotel lies within the restored Parliament Square heritage area overlooking the city’s waterfront, placing guests close to Salamanca Markets, St David’s Park and Sullivan’s Cove. Guests will be introduced to these attractions and local artisans by Tasmania’s only Clefs d’Or concierge.

“Hobart is a truly captivating and dynamic city, allowing a seamless fit for The Luxury Collection, known for creating experiences for global explorers in some of the world’s most enchanting destinations,” said 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.”

Rajeev Menon, president in Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China) for Marriott International, added: “We are thrilled to unveil the first The Luxury Collection hotel in Australia with the opening of The Tasman, a hotel that will redefine the destination of Tasmania. This marks a new milestone in the growth of The Luxury Collection and further diversifies our growing collection of hotels in the world’s most desirable locations. We look forward to welcoming guests to experience this wonderful city.”

Heritage meets modern culture

The hotel is a heritage reconstruction of former state government offices containing buildings spanning 180 years and bringing together Georgian, art deco and contemporary design styles. The architecture was led by fjmtstudio, with interiors by JPDC.

Marking The Luxury Collection’s entry to Australia, The Tasman is home to 152 guestrooms and suites instilled with the narrative of the property, from rooms blending history with modern craftsmanship in the Heritage Building to the St David’s Park Suite featuring its original fireplace. Art deco rooms come with a modern interpretation of this iconic style, while the contemporary rooms of the Pavilion Building overlook Sullivan’s Cove, and the rooftop Aurora Suite provides panoramic views over Hobart.

The hotel encompasses three culinary venues celebrating Tasmasian produce. Led by Tasmanian chef Massimo Mele, the hotel’s signature restaurant Peppina pairs local ingredients with Italian hospitality, which is completed by spirit library and craft cocktail bar Mary Mary, and The Deco Lounge, offering afternoon tea in exquisite surroundings.

Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre and 769 sq m of meeting space spanning seven customisable rooms.

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