Accor Movenpick Hotel to open in Hobart

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This is a bit of a surprise. Australia's first Movenpick branded hotel will open in Hobart's CBD in January 2021. For Accor, it joins an Ibis Styles in the city. A Crowne Plaza opened a few months ago and Marriott are currently finishing what will be one of their top-range hotels.

The location, like the CP, is right down-town, but in this case a bit closer to the docks and Salamanca precinct.

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A PREMIUM global hotel company has revealed when its first-of-its-kind hotel for Australia will be opening in Hobart.

As first revealed by the Mercury almost a year ago, the hotel being built in the Elizabeth Street bus mall will be home to the country’s first Movenpick Hotel.

The Movenpick brand sits alongside a suite of other premium Accor hotels such as Pullman, Swissotel, Grand Mercure, Peppers and Sebel.
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Drawing on the brand’s Swiss origins of being famous for chocolate, the hotel will dedicate one hour each afternoon to ‘The Chocolate Hour’ – a tasting experience for hotel guests to sample an assortment of sweet treats, such as eclairs, brownies and truffles.
 
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The Hobart Movenpick Hotel has its soft opening in Hobart today. This newspaper pic from a while back :) . Located in the 'Elizabeth Street bus mall', its pretty well located, just a short walk downhill to the docks and close to whatever shopping downtown Hobart offers.

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@JessicaTam may be attracted by "Drawing on the brand’s Swiss origins of being famous for chocolate, the hotel will dedicate 4-5pm every day to “The Chocolate Hour”.

 

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Looks as boring as most of Accor's other hotels.

Around Elizabeth St Mall wouldn’t be high on my list of places to stay, but I guess good for Hobart overall to have another hotel.
 
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Assume this is the Hyatt Centric which was announced .. and then all went quiet? Would have rathered a Hyatt ... typically avoid Accor hotels. But good to see some new hotels in Hobart!
 

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Assume this is the Hyatt Centric which was announced .. and then all went quiet? Would have rathered a Hyatt ... typically avoid Accor hotels. But good to see some new hotels in Hobart!

It was - the property management rights changed in 2019 for some reason.
 

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Hoping for a review from someone here soon as we have just booked it over Easter
Im heading down to Tassie in 2 weeks, havent booked a hotel in Hobart yet, was waiting for the border to open to us Brisbanites, so will now look at options.
 

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So went to book on the ALL website, but booking wouldnt go thru.
So called up, cannot use an upgrade voucher or use points to book the hotel, ended up booking a Mantra property with points, ( have a lot of )

But would it be worth the price? basic room is $200, then jump up to over $300 for higher levels
 

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So went to book on the ALL website, but booking wouldnt go thru.
So called up, cannot use an upgrade voucher or use points to book the hotel, ended up booking a Mantra property with points, ( have a lot of )

But would it be worth the price? basic room is $200, then jump up to over $300 for higher levels
Mantra on Collins is a nice property. Mantra One I'm not a big fan of.
 

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So went to book on the ALL website, but booking wouldnt go thru.
So called up, cannot use an upgrade voucher or use points to book the hotel, ended up booking a Mantra property with points, ( have a lot of )

But would it be worth the price? basic room is $200, then jump up to over $300 for higher levels

So rechecked the rate, and low and behold, it had dropped. So cancelled the Mantra booking and am now booked at the Movenpick. Just the 1 night, Friday 12th, which also happens to be the wifes birthday :) hopefully some brownie points coming my way :)
 

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So rechecked the rate, and low and behold, it had dropped. So cancelled the Mantra booking and am now booked at the Movenpick. Just the 1 night, Friday 12th, which also happens to be the wifes birthday :) hopefully some brownie points coming my way :)
Fantastic! Can I ask approximately how much you paid?
 
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$183, for the base room. Fingers crossed for a ALL Diamond upgrade
I see they have dropped rates by about $30/n since I booked last week, even Easter is cheaper.
We paid $385/n for the Deluxe room over Easter and they are now $355/n.
For those without status they are offering free breakfast with the base room now aswell
 

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I see they have dropped rates by about $30/n since I booked last week, even Easter is cheaper.
We paid $385/n for the Deluxe room over Easter and they are now $355/n.
For those without status they are offering free breakfast with the base room now aswell

There are much nicer hotels in Hobart in a better locations even cheaper than that.

But I think if the eastern seaboard can stay open for 5 minutes, people will start travelling again for leisure and prices will go back up.
 

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There are much nicer hotels in Hobart in a better locations even cheaper than that.

But I think if the eastern seaboard can stay open for 5 minutes, people will start travelling again for leisure and prices will go back up.
I don’t mind paying that over Easter and I’m keen to try it out.
As a general rule in Australia we stay at Accor or Hilton properties if possible
 
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