ACCOR is bringing its premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, down under and chosen Hobart as the debut city.
Together with Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels, the new Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will open in mid-January.
Located on Elizabeth St, the new Jaws Architects-designed hotel will comprise 221 rooms and suites, an onsite restaurant, function space for up to 100 guests and meeting facilities.
Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath said: “We are delighted to be working with Global Premium Hotels to bring our first Mövenpick hotel to Australia.
“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,” he added.
Global Premium Hotels chairman James Koh said Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will be a unique addition to the already vibrant city of Hobart.
“Being strategically located in the heart of Hobart’s CBD on historic Elizabeth St, 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,” Koh said.
With a Swiss heritage dating back to the 1940s, Mövenpick has hotels and resorts in more than 82 locations across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, 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.