Room for confusion? New Hobart hotel to be named The Tasman
Marriott International has revealed the name of its new Luxury Collection property being constructed in Hobart will be called The Tasman, which is on track to open in late 2018.
But that news is unlikely to thrill the folk at the rival Hotel Grand Chancellor, whose signature restaurant is named Restaurant Tasman.
Google "The Tasman, Hobart" and it is Restaurant Tasman that comes up.
Whether that will spark a re-think or not remains to be seen.
The Tasman, which marks Marriott International’s debut in Tasmania, will reside in an assortment of repurposed heritage buildings and will form a prominent position in Parliament Square, a new design-led, urban development in Hobart city centre.
Premier of Tasmania, Will Hodgman, and Marriott International area vice president, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt revealed the name to guests at a special event on site in Parliament Square earlier this week.
“Bringing the Luxury Collection to Australia is a significant milestone for Marriott International, where we’re on track to open 50 hotels by 2020,” Hunt said.
“With its stunning natural beauty and growing cultural and foodie scene, Hobart is an extremely desirable destination for both national and international guests, and this hotel will be the place for luxury travellers to stay when visiting Tasmania.
“With construction on track, we look forward to welcoming guests for the opening in 2018,” he said.