Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, together with Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels, have signed a hotel management agreement to open the first Mövenpick hotel in Australia.
Slated to open in mid-January, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart is set to be a warm, contemporary designed hotel with a cosmopolitan vibe that invites exploration and discovery.
Located on Elizabeth Street, one of Hobart’s principal heritage streetscapes, and close to the bustling Hobart waterfront, the new build hotel is within close reach of the city’s key commercial, retail and leisure attractions and will boast 221 guestrooms and suites with spectacular views of Hobart’s historical city and harbour, an onsite restaurant and meeting facilities.
The Jaws Architects-designed hotel carefully complements the scale of its locale, the city and its wider geographical setting. All guestrooms are situated on floors 4 to 18, providing breathtaking panoramic views and connecting guests with Hobart’s spectacular natural setting, while the hotel’s common areas, which were designed by global design agency Greymatters, are located on the first three floors.
Simon McGrath AM, Chief Executive Officer for Accor Pacific, said: “We are delighted to be working with Global Premium Hotels to bring our first Mövenpick hotel to Australia. Located in the heart of the city and close to the harbour, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart is well positioned to appeal to business and leisure travellers visiting the vibrant capital city of Hobart. We are planning more locations for this premium brand across the Pacific and believe Mövenpick will quickly gain recognition for its culinary and service excellence in the Australian hotel market.”
Global Premium Hotels Chairman, James Koh, said: “Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will be a unique addition to the already vibrant city of Hobart. We were captivated by the Mövenpick brand for this hotel as it befittingly has a 70-year culinary legacy and is renowned for delivering an authentic and memorable guest experience. Being strategically located in the heart of Hobart’s CBD on historic Elizabeth Street, we felt it was important for the hotel to embody Tasmania’s rich culture, while still provide travellers with a perfect launch pad to explore Hobart and the wider region.”
The modern hotel will feature a flexible function space for up to 100 guests, which can also be divided into two smaller meeting rooms, along with a pre-event area and full bar, while both business and leisure travellers will enjoy the hotel’s modern gym.
Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will be a dining destination in its own right, offering guests and visitors the very finest in modern Italian cuisine as well as locally inspired signature dishes at the hotel’s Tesoro Modern Italian restaurant.
Plus, with the brand’s Swiss origins being famous for chocolate, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will dedicate one hour each afternoon to ‘The Chocolate Hour’ – an indulgent tasting experience for hotel guests to sample an assortment of sweet treats, such as éclairs, brownies, truffles and more.
In addition to Chocolate Hour, the following Mövenpick brand signatures will also be offered at Mövenpick Hotel Hobart:
- Healthy Shots: energy shots blended with juice or yoghurt and fresh fruit and vegetables will be offered to guests at breakfast as a kind gesture to start the day.
- Go Healthy: a range of tasty and nutritious dishes will be offered at breakfast, including grab and go small portions, helping guests make healthy choices.
- Mövenpick Products: as the only hotel brand with its own branded range of fine food and beverages, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart guests will be able to experience Mövenpick’s culinary heritage first hand with Mövenpick ice cream.
- Wi-Fi Everywhere: free wireless high-speed internet will be offered, providing seamless connectivity in the hotel building and its surroundings.
- Web Check-In: a convenient online service for guests to avoid reception formalities.
Hobart’s rich historical and bustling waterfront precinct, along with its renowned culinary culture, is on the doorstep of Mövenpick Hotel Hobart. In just a short stroll, guests can be transported back in time at the historical Salamanca precinct, which is home to one of Australia’s best known art and craft markets. Within an easy drive, many more memorable moments await, such as experiencing the extraordinary world of MONA, enjoying freshly shucked oysters with award-winning wines, exploring the rich history of Tasmania’s convict past or simply soaking up Hobart’s spectacular scenery.
With a Swiss heritage dating back to the 1940s, Mövenpick offers a unique blend of contemporary city and resort hotels in more than 82 locations across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will join some of the world’s finest hotels including Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok, Grand Plaza Mövenpick Dubai Media City UAE, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre and Mövenpick Hotel The Hague. Like its sister properties, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
The Mövenpick brand sits alongside a suite of other premium Accor brands such as MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Peppers and The Sebel.