The Tasman has made its long-awaited opening in Hobart, with the doors opening to the Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts property last Friday (Dec 17).

“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 The Luxury Collection Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Philipp Weghmann.

“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.”

The Tasman features 152 guest rooms and suites that showcase the captivating architectural narrative of the property.

The Heritage Building offers rooms that blend history with modern craftsmanship and design, featuring convict-hewn sandstone details, restored gas fireplaces and marble bathrooms.

“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,” said Marriott International President – Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Rajeev Menon.

“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.”

The Tasman is an elegant heritage reconstruction of former state government offices that brings together three eras of design: Georgian, Art Deco, and Contemporary.

The one-of-a- kind design direction of The Tasman was realized by award-winning Australian architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and acclaimed Australian interior design firm Joseph Pang Design Consultants, known for their work on some of the nation’s leading properties.

The Tasman features three distinct epicurean experiences highlighting and celebrating the best of Tasmanian produce and cuisine, including Peppina, the hotel’s signature restaurant helmed by renowned Tasmanian native Chef Massimo Mele, Mary Mary, an intimate craft cocktail bar and spirit library, and the Deco Lounge, which offers a refined space to enjoy afternoon tea or a light lunch.

The hotel also offers 769 square meters of meeting space spread over seven customisable rooms and a 24/7 Fitness Center with cardio equipment and free weights.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management