Hobart’s sky was full of cranes with new hotel developments popping up around the city, and Launceston was hotly anticipating the opening of Hotel Verge, all set to provide much needed extra bed nights to keep up with the unprecedented demand for visitors flocking to the island state for their own unique Tasmanian experience.


What happened next requires no explanation, but in testament of the resilience, resourcefulness and strength demonstrated by tourism and business events operators across the country over the past two years, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tasmania has some impressive new hotels to showcase to delegates as our borders reopen to the rest of the nation.


Industrial Luxe located in the heart of Launceston, Hotel Verge is the newest accommodation and event offering in the north of the state. The perfect place for an event, product launch or special occasion, Hotel Verge accommodates two superbly appointed rooms with up-to the- minute AV and tech facilities, along with a spacious foyer that is ideal for welcome drinks.

Positioned centrally to some of Launceston’s most popular attractions, it is just a short stroll to the QVMAG Museum & Planetarium, University of Tasmania stadium, Albert Hall, and the iconic Boag’s Brewery.

Modern Tasmanian cuisine showcasing locally sourced produce features on the seasonal menus in the sun-bathed Diverge Restaurant. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll find everything you need at Hotel Verge, with well-appointed rooms featuring exposed concrete ceilings, timber accents and a sleek bathroom fit out to offer all the modern conveniences of home with an edge.


Located in the centre of Hobart, with many of the hotel’s 221 elegant rooms and suites offering panoramic harbour and city views, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart has quickly become a popular choice for visitors to the city. Flooded with natural light, sophisticated event spaces with state-of-the-art facilities for social or business meetings and events are flexible and can be divided into three smaller rooms, depending on guest requirements.

The conference and events refreshment menu offers healthy and sustainable options, and the hotel’s Tesoro restaurant features an Italian influence and modern décor, quickly becoming a firm favourite on Hobart’s dining scene. Within an easy stroll of Hobart’s waterfront, the Mona ferry and Pennicott Wilderness Journeys terminal, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery and Salamanca’s restaurant strip, the arrival of this international brand in the island state brings a welcome addition to Hobart’s hotel offerings.


With an architecturally designed exterior and an interior taking inspiration from the sea and sandstone cliffs on southern Tasmania’s Bruny Island, the smallest of details have been thought of at Vibe Hotel Hobart, resulting in warm and inviting hospitality.

The hotel offers incredible food and state-of-the-art meeting facilities with natural light and excellent AV capability. Hotel restaurant Belvedere takes its name from ‘The Belvedere’, a beloved art deco dance hall that on the site once shaped the city’s social fabric from the late 1930s.

With a menu providing local, encounters intertwined with paddock to plate, fresh seasonal produce such as Cape Grim Beef, local cheeses and artisan products are a highlight. Most importantly, Belvedere is a place you can unwind at the end of a long day in front of a roaring fire with a glass of Tasmania’s infamous Pinot Noir!

For business travellers seeking to rest a weary head, all bedroom furniture in the 142 rooms and suites has been sourced from Tasmanian oak and made by local craftsman, and an onsite gym and heated pool ensures guests get their fitness fix!

Within walking distance of an array of local attractions, including Hobart’s waterfront precinct, VIBE offers business travellers comfort and convenience with flair.


The 235 room Crowne Plaza Hobart sits right in the heart of Hobart. Featuring a range of business and meeting facilities with distinctive indoor and outdoor spaces including a ballroom, meeting rooms, boardroom and 24 hour access to business centre services, the hotel is within close proximity to major government and commercial offices, making it the ideal base for business guests and corporate and incentive clients.

With harbour, mountain and city views, guest rooms have the latest technology, with everything you could need just one touch away. Club Floor guests, located on levels 10 and 11, can further enhance their experience, with Club Lounge benefits included. Guests can also enjoy in-room dining services and work out at the fully equipped fitness centre open 24 hours.

Core Restaurant and Bar offers modern Tasmanian dining, and The Deck is the perfect place to unwind alfresco at the end of a long day, taking in views across the city and kunanyi/Mount Wellington whilst imbibing in a local drop!

Business Events Tasmania has an extensive famil program planned for 2022, including site visits to Tasmania’s newest properties. To find out more and secure your place, contact Taryn Reid