ibis Styles Hobart underway

ibis Styles Hobart underway

A $50 million new-build ibis Styles Hobart is set to open in late July, after an agreement was reached between AccorHotels and Singapore developer Fragrance Group. It will be the first of three hotels opened by the group in Hobart.

Currently in final stages of construction, it will be the Tasmanian city’s largest hotel.

With 296-rooms spanning 10 floors, the hotel will be the largest in the Tasmanian capital city and bring much needed design-led affordable quality accommodation to Hobart. Ibis Styles Hobart will boast a rooftop indoor heated lap pool, two saunas, a gymnasium and free wifi throughout. A number of rooms will have views over the River Derwent.

The hotel, designed by X Squared Architects has been registered to receive a 5-star Green Star sustainability rating and will employ 65 people once operational. Plans are also in place for the hotel to offer Le Club AccorHotels and Accor Plus loyalty programmes, as well as become accredited to AccorHotels’ optimum service standards program for Chinese guests ‘Hao Ke Ya Gao’ to maximise the potential of the Chinese inbound market.

‘We are pleased to be entrusted this project by Fragrance Group and manage their first hotel in Hobart with our ibis Styles brand.,’ says AccorHotels chief operating officer, Simon McGrath.  ‘Not only will ibis Styles Hobart be the largest hotel to open in the city, but it will build on the already substantial brand growth in the Pacific region as exemplified by the recent opening of ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street.’

Fragrance Group CEO, James Koh says, ‘We at Fragrance are equally excited to deliver the first of three hotels planned for Hobart. Ibis Styles Hobart will be a fresh addition to the already vibrant city and we look forward to providing bigger and better quality hotels for the ever increasing number of visitors to Tasmania.’

Once open, the hotel will become the 70th ibis Styles branded property to open in the Asia Pacific region and complement AccorHotels existing hotels in Tasmania, the Sebel Launceston and Mercure Launceston