Hobart’s newest luxury hotel, The Tasman, is officially open for bookings and ready to be welcoming guests by this December. Opening just in time for Christmas, the hotel signifies the Australian debut of Marriott International’s Luxury Collection brand and captures the spirit of the wild island state. Considering Tasmania has remained relatively Covid-19 free for the entirety of the pandemic, along with its appeal to both nature and culture enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that the Tasmanian capital was chosen to debut the new hotel collection.
Occupying a stunning 19th-century era heritage building in Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Place, The Tasman blends elements of the city’s unique art deco architecture with ultra-modern comforts and technology. There will be 152 beautifully styled hotel rooms, all featuring luxurious Frette linen, artwork adorned walls, and breathtakingly high ceilings. In the colder months, guests can warm up beside the traditional roaring fireplaces and find comfort in the hotel’s many dining offerings available.
The dining offerings will be characterized by their use of local Tasmanian produce and gourmet fare. Run by chefs Massimo Mele and Glenn Brynes, you will find decadent Italian dishes at the gourmet Peppina, while old school cocktails will be all the rage at the hotel’s cocktail bar, Mary Mary. Considering The Tasman is located just a short distance from some of Hobart’s best restaurants and eateries, guests have access to the city’s vibrant food scene.
While The Tasman has been planned to open for some time, the hotel has endured the same pandemic-induced delays as many other building projects around the world. With more flights opening between multiple Tasmanian cities and the rest of the country, including direct flights to Perth, the hotel is set to open at just the right time to enjoy the rush of Christmas tourists.
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This article originally appeared on Fancy