Marriott International will officially debut its Luxury Collection brand in Australia this year, with the hotel giant confirming 1 December will be the opening date for The Tasman to begin welcoming guests in Hobart.
Like many others, the project was due to open last year but has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however the company has now confirmed bookings are open and the property will be ready before the end of 2021.
The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel is located in Salamanca Place adjacent to the harbour at Sullivan’s Cove and sits within an 1840s era heritage-listed edifice on Murray Street in Hobart’s Parliament Square.
The property will feature 152 rooms and suites, many with distinct features that set them apart from others. Original artwork will adorn the walls, while guests will also be able to enjoy a classically themed stay with roaring fireplaces in the colder months.
Dining facilities at The Tasman will include a traditional Italian offering at Peppina, with the restaurant headed by Massimo Mele and Glynn Brynes. An elegant cocktail bar, Mary Mary, will also feature crafted beverages by Charlie Ainsbury of Proof & Company reflecting an old-world drinking experience made with locally sourced Tasmanian produce.
The hotel will be equipped with a variety of event and meeting spaces including The Cumulo Room, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace overlooking the city’s famous Salamanca Markets.
The Tasman General Manager, Stephen Morahan, said he couldn’t wait to unveil a truly unique hotel that has been years in the making.
“We look forward to welcoming our first guests to explore the captivating character of the hotel, designed to be the perfect base for experiencing the epicurean highlights of Hobart as well as the wilderness of the island beyond,” Morahan said.
“Whether travelling from near or afar, we want to create a quintessentially Tasmanian experience as much for visitors as for the locals who help make The Tasman the unique destination it is.”
The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart, will take the brand’s global portfolio to nearly 120 properties dotted around the world.