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Accor brings Movenpick to Australia


Big win for Tasmania's hotel landscape

Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick will make its debut in Australia, with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Hobart.  

 

Hotel lobby

 

Set to open in January 2021, Accor’s premium brand will be located close to the Hobart waterfront, on Elizabeth Street, and feature 221 guest rooms and suites with views of the historic city and harbour.

 

The hotel’s common areas will be located on the first three floors with guestrooms occupying floors 4 to 18. 

 

Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath said the group was delighted to be working with Singapore-based Global Premium Hotels in bringing the first Mövenpick down under. 

 

Restaurant

 

“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,” he said. 

 

McGrath added that Accor was planning more locations for the brand across the Pacific, and is confident “Mövenpick will quickly gain recognition for its culinary and service excellence in the Australian hotel market”. 

 

Global Premium Hotels Chairman, James Koh said the hotel would be “a unique addition to the already vibrant city of Hobart”. 

 

Conference lobby

 

“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,” he remarked.

 

Among the hotel’s features will be the Tesoro Modern Italian restaurant, a flexible function space for up to 100 guests along with a pre-event area and full bar, and fully equipped gym.

 

The property will also boast a “Chocolate Hour” for hotel guests each afternoon to mark the brand’s origins as a famous Swiss chocolatier. 

 

Other hotel features include web check-in, free wi-fi everywhere, a focus on healthy eating at breakfast, and the sale of Mövenpick-branded products like its world-famous ice cream. 

 

 

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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 25 November 2020


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