Travelodge is set to debut in Hobart in late March when the Leisure Inn Hobart Macquarie joins Toga Hotels.

To be known as Travelodge Hotel Hobart, the 131-room hotel is newly refurbished and key features include a 24-hour Reception, breakfast lounge, room service and complimentary parking.

The guest rooms feature LCD televisions, ensuite bathrooms, kitchenettes, heating and views overlooking the beautiful Mount Wellington or Hobart city.

“We are delighted to announce the acquisition of a new hotel in Hobart – to be known as Travelodge Hotel Hobart,” said Allan Vidor, Managing Director of Toga Group.

“The Tasmanian location of the 17th Travelodge Hotel marks an important milestone for Toga Hotels, now proudly operating hotels and apartment hotels in each state and territory of Australia.

“Toga Hotels is thrilled to be working in partnership with the Zonie Group on this new hotel acquisition.”

Travelodge Hotel Hobart is centrally located, with Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the waterfront a short stroll away.

“Zonie Group is excited to have acquired the Leisure Inn Hobart Macquarie which is a significant hotel in a tightly held market,” said Nick Tizzone, Director of Zonie.

“We are also pleased to have expanded our relationship with Toga Hotels which has operated our Adina Apartment Hotel Coogee (formerly Medina) property for the last [15] years with great success.”

The acquisition of Travelodge Hotel Hobart is in line with Toga Hotels’ ongoing ambitious growth strategy. Other upcoming new hotels include Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach (2013), Adina Apartment Hotel Mascot (2014), Adina Apartment Hotel Royal Randwick Racecourse (2014), Travelodge Hotel Mariners Tuggerah (2014) and Vibe Hotel and Conference Centre Marysville (2014).