Accor’s stylish and popular Movenpick brand to debut in Hobart, Tasmania in January 2021

by James Wilkinson

Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, is set to make its Australasian debut early next year.

Slated to open in mid-January and led by popular hotelier Jeremy Healy, 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.

Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Simon McGrath AM, said: “We are delighted 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,” McGrath said.

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 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.

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.