Grand Mercure Hobart Central Apartments
34 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000
(03) 6223 4355 or www.accorhotels.com
The 1834 National Trust-listed Hadleys Hotel has brought together two centuries of hospitality with the opening of Tasmania’s biggest multipurpose hotel development with a multimillion dollar extension. Hadleys Hotel has played an integral part in Tasmanian and Australian history, playing host to guests such as Errol Flynn and Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen.
The hotel extension has added a further 125 luxury apartments, extensive food and beverage outlets and conferencing facilities to Hobart. It is one of the largest private developments undertaken in Tasmania. The new hotel extension has taken on Accor’s upscale Grand Mercure brand, Australia’s fastest growing apartment-hotel brand. The original Hadleys Hotel will be re-badged under the Mercure brand.
To link tradition and modernity, the historic Cascade Brewery Stables has been also fully restored and incorporated between the two properties. The Stables Conference Room, with its thick sandstone walls, small recessed windows, outlined timber floors and a pitched roof, is a new venue for functions. For business travellers, the addition of a Grand Ballroom will see the hotel’s meeting and conferencing capacity increase from 250 to 400 delegates. In addition, there is a new four-level car park for delegates.
Grand Mercure Hobart Central Apartments and Mercure Hadleys Hobart Hotel General Manager, Shelley Richards, said “The new development will really energise the CBD area of Hobart. The city has long-needed the extra high-quality accommodation, conference space and restaurants, and we believe this will prove very valuable in winning major events to Hobart in what is a very competitive market.
“The new project has cleverly incorporated the two heritage buildings into the overall development, and preserves the history and character of the area while adding contemporary and stylish apartment accommodation.
Accor Regional Manager Victoria/Tasmania/South Australia, Scott Boyes said that the extensions to Mercure Hadleys Hobart Hotel would provide even greater benefits to the hotel and for local tourism.
“Hadleys is one of Tasmania’s and Australia’s best known heritage hotels and with the new extension we believe that we can greatly increase the hotel’s position and reputation in the market place,” he said.