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SET FOR AUSTRALIAN
DEBUT IN HOBART
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts has entered into a management agreement with Elizabeth Tasmania
Pty Ltd for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Hobart, Tasmania.
The 221-guestroom hotel will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia, and will include
one restaurant, a bar and meeting facilities.
With a cosmopolitan vibe that will invite exploration and discovery, Hyatt Centric Hobart will
be located in the centre of the action, close to the bustling Hobart Waterfront.
Hyatt says it is committed to working with Elizabeth Tasmania Pty Ltd to develop a hotel that
“caters to the millennial-minded traveller, providing guests with everything they need while still
feeling simple and welcoming”.
“ We are delighted to be working with Elizabeth Tasmania Pty Ltd. to bring our first Hyatt
Centric brand hotel to Australia,” said Hyatt Hotels Corporation Group President – Asia
Pacific, David Udell.
“The Hyatt Centric brand offers an upscale, cosmopolitan experience that was created for
“ With hotels placed in the centre of the world’s most unique destinations, this brand provides
our guests with a launch-pad to explore the best a city has to offer – which in the case of
Hobart includes the breathtaking surrounding countryside.”
Elizabeth Tasmania Pty Ltd has engaged a high-quality team of consultants to develop
the new Hyatt Centric Hobart, including Hobart-based JAWS Architects, and are also in the
process of working with Dreamtime Australia Design, a leading Sydney-based interior designer,
to create bespoke, artisan and inspired interiors.
Hyatt says the company’s Centric hotels “capture the spirit of a city’s surrounding culture and
environment, and collaborate with local partners to connect guests with authentic experiences
related to the area... This includes working with regional food and beverage partners to provide
both guests and city residents with cuisine crafted by in-
With construction planned to start mid-2017, Hyatt Centric
Hobart is expected to open in early-2019, joining Hyatt’s
Australia portfolio of hotels including Park Hyatt Sydney,
Park Hyatt Melbourne, Hyatt Hotel Canberra Grand Hyatt
Melbourne, Hyatt Regency Sydney, Hyatt Regency Perth,
and opening next, Hyatt Place Melbourne Essendon Fields,
solidifying Hyatt’s presence and demonstrating its strong
growth plans for the country. Over in New Zealand, a Park
Hyatt is currently under construction in Auckland.
An artist’s impression of
Hyatt Centric Hobart
Crown Towers Perth officially opens
Crown Towers Perth has
been officially opened by the
Premier of Western Australia
and Tourism Minister, Colin
Barnett, cementing the arrival
of Perth’s newest luxury hotel.
With luxury travel as a
category predicted to grow
by 6.2% – a third faster than
overall travel – Crown Towers
Perth has been designed to
capitalise on this, according
to owners Crown Australian
Four years in the making,
Crown Towers Perth is the
largest in the city, featuring
500 guest rooms, suites and
villas, restaurants, bars, a 1,500 seat ballroom, business centre, luxury retail
outlets, resort pool and world-class spa facilities overlooking the Swan River.
Barnett said Crown Towers is a world class development that builds on
the unprecedented investment in hotels currently occurring in Perth.
“ With the development of the new Perth Stadium nearby, the opening of
Elizabeth Quay and the recent announcement of direct flights from Europe
to Western Australia, the state is now well placed to increase the value of
tourism,” he said.
With over 31 million visits across Perth and Melbourne, Crown Resorts
is already Australia’s largest tourism generator, excluding airlines – a
mantle the company is keen to protect by expanding its reach and
relevance for this sector of
the travel market.
Built at a cost of AUD$645
million including land purchase,
according to initial forecasts
the hotel alone will draw
in an additional 200,000
hotel guests to Western
Australia, with more than
79,000 international visitors
and injecting $60 million in
additional tourism expenditure
per year. In addition, flow-on
effect to the local economy
will be significant with Crown
Perth already sourcing $397
million worth of goods and
services from over 900 West
Australian businesses in FY16.
Crown Australian Resorts, Chief Executive Officer, Barry Felstead,
Perth was the natural next-in-line destination in Australia for the high-end
hotel brand which is also in Melbourne, due to Crown Resorts’ strong
performance in Western Australia.
“In the last 10 years, we’ve invested AUD$1.7 billion to transform Crown
Perth into a world-class integrated resort capable of competing in what is an
increasingly global and competitive tourism market,” he said.
“ With the Crown Towers brand now hitting the market, we are taking the
standard for high-end luxury travel to a new level – not only for Perth, but
Now open: Crown Towers Perth
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