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