La Vie Hotels & Resorts acquires The Islington Hotel Hobart

Virtuoso Preferred hotelier joins burgeoning Asia Pacific hotelier's five-star portfolio

La Vie Hotels & Resorts has acquired The Islington Hotel Hobart, an award-winning five-star boutique hotel located in South Hobart. The Tasmanian property is a member of Virtuoso Preferred.

Celebrating its 175th birthday this year, the highly curated hotel offers 11 elegant guest rooms as well as a world-class art and antique collection showcased within a heritage facade of striking glass, marble and sandstone features.

Boasting breathtaking views of Mt Wellington, each of The Islington’s rooms are individually appointed with luxe furniture and art that reflects the property’s rich Tasmanian history, complemented by contemporary details.

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The acquisition of the hotel by La Vie Hotels & Resorts is another step forward in the group’s growth and expansion plans for the year ahead, says Craig Bond, Managing Director of La Vie Hotels & Resorts.

One of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing independent hotel management companies, LA Vie this month announced securing the exclusive rights to bring YOO Hotels to the Pacific and will open Australia’s first By YOO hotel in South Melbourne in early 2025.

“We’re delighted to have acquired one of Hobart’s finest luxury boutique hotels and to be growing our portfolio of properties in the boutique and upscale space,” Bond said.

“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.

“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,” Bond added.

With hints of grandeur and opulence in its African safari-inspired decor, The Islington also exudes an understated elegance. The Library, Morning Room and Rose Room offer guests a tranquil place to relax with a good book, play a game of chess or simply unwind while The Conservatory restaurant offers dinner four nights a week from Wednesday to Saturday with a focus on seasonal, local and organic Tasmanian produce.


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