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New Venues with Accommodation
Crowne Plaza – Hobart
Newly opened on the 1st of July this year, IHG Group’s Crowne Plaza Hobart has nine function spaces with capacity for up to 590 people, theatre-style. The hotel is a new build offering 235 guest rooms and three dining venues, including a rooftop lounge bar with sweeping city and waterfront views. Centrally located in the Hobart CBD and within walking distance of tourist hotspots including Constitution Dock and Salamanca Place.
For more information see: Crowne Plaza Hobart
Peppers Silo Hotel – Launceston
Overlooking the Tamar River Basin and Cataract Gorge, Peppers Silo Hotel is housed in a historic building dating back to the 1960s. Originally containing four large grain silos, this unique building has been reimagined into a nine storey hotel. The hotel opened in 2018 as a meeting and conferencing venue, with several distinctive spaces to cater for functions, including intimate meetings of 20 through to events with up to 500 attendees. Meet their Ambassador, Archie – a black Labrador who is sure to steal your snacks and your heart!
For more information see: Peppers Silos Hotel
Cradle Mountain Lodge – Cradle Mountain
This alpine resort is widely considered one of Australia’s most iconic wilderness experiences. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness regions. The Lodge has recently undergone a $10 million refurbishment, including upgrades of the King Billy Suites and the Tavern Bar and Bistro. There are 86 rooms and capacity for up to 85 people, theatre-style.
For more information see: Conference Kit
Spring Bay Mill – Triabunna
Located on the East Coast of Tasmania, an hour’s drive from Hobart on an old timber mill site beside the Triabunna beach lies this lovingly re-created eco-retreat for the corporate and wedding markets. With multiple large spaces for performance and meetings and events, on-site accommodation is still growing it’s offering and currently offers glamping tents and eco shacks. Team building ideas include tree planting and other nature-inspired activities.
For more information see: Spring Bay Mill
Vibe Hotel – Hobart
Set on Argyle street, the new development will incorporate retail and hospitality space on the ground floor, and will have four floors dedicated to commercial offices and ten floors comprising 142 hotel rooms and suites, with a pool, gym, restaurant and bar and conferencing space. Opening in September 2020.
For more information see: Vibe Hotel Hobart
The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel – Hobart
Located in the repurposed heritage buildings in Parliament Square just behind the main tourist hub of Salamanca and the historic wharves precinct, the hotel has restored many of the original buildings’ 1800s features including the fireplaces, windows and floorboards to maintain the Georgian and Art Deco architectural style. There are 152 guest rooms, a restaurant, lobby lounge, and whiskey bar. For functions and events, the Cumulo Room is the largest function space catering for up to 200 people, banquet-style. The Cumulo room leads to an outdoor terrace for pre-dinner drinks and there is word that a second, larger function space for trade may also be available on the floor below. The Tasman is the first Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel to open in Australia. Current open date is March 31, 2021.
For more info see: The Tasman, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Verge – Launceston
Opening late 2020, the boutique-style Hotel Verge’s striking design references the precinct’s early industrial heritage with 21st Century luxury features. This boutique hotel brings 82 rooms and conferencing for up to 85 people, theatre-style, all in industrial-luxe style with exposed concrete ceilings, timber detailing and sleek finishes. Located beside the Esk River and within a short walk of Launceston’s QVMAG – Museum and Planetarium, Albert Hall, City Park and Tassie’s famous Boag’s brewery.
For more information see: Hotel Verge
Unique Meeting Venues
In The Hanging Garden – Hobart
From the creators of MONA and Dark Mofo comes their latest venue: In The Hanging Garden. Encompassing nearly an entire city block in the centre of Hobart, In The Hanging Garden is a multi-purpose music and cultural precinct. The precinct’s two-level tiered gardens sit in the centre of the city block with function areas, beer gardens, bars and kitchens on the upper level, plus an impressive 18-metre cathedral structure sheltering a spacious lawn on the lower level with bars and a stage.
Function bookings are available on one or both levels, presenting unique options for hosting welcome cocktails, keynote speeches, film screenings and satellite conference events.
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Paranaple Convention Centre – Devonport
Located in the heart of Devonport and close to accommodation, restaurants, artisan markets, activities and attractions, the main auditorium of the Paranaple Convention Centre has floor-to-ceiling windows to take advantage of the waterside location with spectacular view of the mouth of the Mersey River and Bass Strait. The main auditorium can hold 950 people, theatre-style, and a second auditorium can host an additional and 500 people in the same style. There are nine breakout/meeting rooms.
For more information see: Paranaple Convention Centre
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