Accor's Mövenpick to debut in Australia

The 221-key hotel in Tasmania will be managed by Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels.

Movenpick Hotel Hobart Lobby
Apart from a prime address in Hobart's Elizabeth Street, and meetings facilities, business guests can enjoy the hotel's Chocolate Hour — a nod to Mövenpick's Swiss origins.

Accor's premium Swiss hospitality brand, Mövenpick, and Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels, have entered a hotel management agreement to launch the first Mövenpick hotel in Australia.

Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will open its doors this coming mid-January 2021, with a prime address on Elizabeth Street — one of the city's iconic heritage zones, and within proximity to key commercial, retail and leisure attractions.

Public access areas sit on the lower first to third floors, while the 221-rooms spread over floors four to 18, to offer guests city and harbour views. Business guests may book the function space which holds up to 100 guests, or divide it into two smaller meeting rooms, along with a pre-event area and full bar.

The restaurant offers modern Italian dishes as well as locally inspired dishes, and the sweet toothed traveller should take note of the hotel's Chocolate Hour — a nod to Mövenpick's Swiss origins. The tasting experience for hotel guests include samples of an assortment of treats, such as éclairs, brownies, truffles and more.

Regular guests will also be able to order the brand's signature Healthy Shots of energy blends and Go Healthy range of nutritious dishes both available during breakfast, and Mövenpick’s in-house range of food and beverages.

For those heading out, take a short stroll to the historical Salamanca precinct known for its art and craft markets, or take a drive past Hobart's waterfront precinct, a wine tour, and a stop at Museum of Old and New Art.

“Mövenpick Hotel Hobart will be a unique addition to the already vibrant city of Hobart. We were captivated by the Mövenpick brand for this hotel as it befittingly has a 70-year culinary legacy and is renowned for delivering an authentic and memorable guest experience. 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," said Global Premium Hotels chairman, James Koh.

More plans to increase Mövenpick's presence across the Pacific is in place. "[We] believe Mövenpick will quickly gain recognition for its culinary and service excellence in the Australian hotel market," said Simon McGrath, chief executive officer for Accor Pacific.