La Vie Hotels and Resorts is fleshing out its five-star collection with the acquisition of award-winning boutique property, The Islington Hotel Hobart.

Located in South Hobart, with views of Mount Wellington, The Islington is a 175-year-old property with 11 guestrooms and an expansive collection of art and antiques.

La Vie Hotels and Resorts Managing Director, Craig Bond, said he was delighted to add the luxury hotel to La Vie’s growing portfolio of boutique and upscale properties.

“The Islington Hotel has long been one of Australia’s most charming boutique properties thanks to its understated luxury offering and we plan on further elevating the hotel’s offering and expanding on the incredible service and experience the hotel delivers to guests,” Bond said.

“Acquiring the Islington is part of a wider, strategic expansion plan the group has within Australia and we look forward to further developing and growing our boutique hotel portfolio over the next 12-18 months.”

La Vie says the property “exudes understated elegance” with safari-inspired decor, a heritage facade of striking glass, as well as marble and sandstone features.

Each of the bedrooms blend old with new, with luxe furniture alongside contemporary details, and spaces such as The Library, Morning Room and Rose Room allow guests to relax and unwind.

The property’s on-site restaurant, The Conservatory, offers a menu centred on seasonal, local and organic Tasmanian produce.