Marriott International has reaffirmed its intent to debut The Luxury Collection brand in Australia by the end of 2021, some three years after initially slated.
The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart was officially announced in late 2017, with a projected launch of late 2018. Today [Wednesday 11 August 2021], Marriott announced the new property at Parliament Square was slated to open its doors at the end of the year.
The Tasman will be the first Australian showcase of the world-renowned Luxury Collection brand, a global stable of 110 unique hotels and resorts offering authentic experiences designed to inspire and evoke lasting memories.
Originating in 1906 as an assortment of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, including historical treasures such as the 15th century Gritty Palace in Venice, today The Luxury Collection is a portfolio of the world’s finest properties in more than 30 countries and territories.
“The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations, so it is wonderful to introduce the brand to Australia and put the rest of the world on notice to the charms of Hobart and our most Southern State,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott International.
“The opening of The Tasman signifies the importance of Tasmania as a global destination for luxury travellers and we are confident visitors will see this as a wish list experience for interstate and international travellers (once international travel resumes).”
Connecting Salamanca Place with an elegant fronting on Murray Street, The Tasman forms part of a new centre for Hobart, just steps from Salamanca Markets, St David’s Park and the vibrant waterfront of Sullivan’s Cove.
The highly anticipated arrival will bring the rich local character of Hobart to life, connecting the city’s pioneering past to the contemporary culture and captivating scenery, where guests are emboldened to explore the epicurean highlights of the city and wilderness of the island.
The Tasman offers a distinct architectural experience that blends the site’s historical legacy with a striking modern vision. Guests have a rare opportunity to experience three eras of design within the 152-room hotel: from walking the history-filled hallways of the original 1840s heritage building; admiring the understated luxury of the Art Deco building; or taking in the spectacular views of the Hobart waterfront from the new glass ensconced Pavilion building.
Renowned Tasmanian chef, Massimo Mele will act as Culinary Director at the hotel’s signature restaurant, combining his passion for championing local producers with the generosity and warmth of Italian hospitality. While an intimate and sophisticated cocktail bar hidden within the original sandstone building will offer an old-world bar experience reimagined for modern times, with an inspired cocktail menu celebrating indigenous Tasmanian ingredients.