You’ll know Marriot for its high-end hotels, but there’s a new player in town. Marriott International has announced the Australian debut of its top-tier offering The Luxury Collection, with the upcoming opening of The Tasman in Hobart. Slated to open its doors at the end of 2021 in the Tasmanian capital, The Tasman will kick off the Australian showcase for the world-renowned brand, which already boasts a global collection of 110 unique hotels and resorts. Luxury is officially coming Down Under.
The collection actually traces its origins to 1906 when the CIGA brand brought together a group of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties. These hotels, many of which are centuries old, formed the basis of the Luxury Collection and when Marriott International acquired the collection, they kept with the vision behind it.
Each hotel is a reflection of its location, with indigenous charms and access to local adventures. As an example, you might consider the 120th addition to the collection, the Matild Palace in Budapest. Built in 1902 under the patronage of Her Imperial and Royal Highness Maria Klotild of Saxe-Coburg, the UNESCO world heritage site was transformed into a luxury hotel and then added to the Luxury Collection. Now, it’s finally coming to Australia.
The new hotel will form part of Parliament Square, a new centre for Hobart in the busiest part of the city, right on the doorstep of the famous Salamanca Markets, St David’s Park and the vibrant waterfront of Sullivan’s Cove. According to Marriott, The Tasman will offer a ‘distinct architectural experience’ that blends the site’s historical legacy with a striking modern vision.
Guests can experience three eras of design within the 152-room hotel, starting with the history filled hallways of the original 1840s heritage building, to the understated luxury of the Art Deco building and finishing with the spectacular views of the Hobart waterfront from the new glass ensconced Pavilion building.
“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).”
In addition to the new accommodation offering, renowned Tasmanian chef, Massimo Mele will be taking the reins as Culinary Director at the hotel’s signature restaurant, but there’s more. Step downstairs and you’ll find an intimate and sophisticated cocktail bar hidden within the original sandstone building
If you want to experience the ultimate in luxury mixed superbly with local flair and custom, then the Luxury Collection by Marriot International has what you’re looking for. The collection is also part of the Marriott Bonvoy Moments, a program that offers members access to global brands as well as exclusive experiences. With that program staying in the hotels is even cheaper, and offers more experiences. The Tasman is set to open in Hobart on December 1st 2021, marking the Australian debut of The Luxury Collection for Marriott International.