Captivating mainlanders and international visitors far and wide, the Apple Isle has been catapulted onto the world stage with its cabinet of curiosities, culture and culinary charm. Its capital, Hobart, is also a pretty fine place to do business.
The CBD is compact, easily walkable and bursting with places to meet and greet where you can easily hop from the boardroom to bar to bed. If you ever find yourself in our southernmost capital, these are the best hotels that will suit your corporate needs.
Travelodge Hobart Airport
1 Holyman Avenue, Cambridge 7170
At the Travelodge Hobart Airport, not only are you a short free shuttle ride from the terminals, but Coal River Valley Wine Trail, Barilla Bay Oyster Farm and the city centre – including Battery Point and Constitution Dock – are just 15 minutes away by car.
The hotel is well-equipped for the budget-minded business traveller, offering not only value for money, but a comfortable and modern space for work or leisure, especially if you're transiting or staying overnight.
You'll find all the usual mod-cons, as well as a 24-hour reception, all-day restaurant and seminar space for up to 40 people. Travelodge Hobart in the city centre also offers the same level of comfort and service.
As a SmartSTAY hotel, FCBT clients will also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, a 2pm late check-out as well as car parking for the duration of their stay.
Somerset on the Pier
Elizabeth Street, Hobart 7000
Unpack your bags and settle in as Somerset on the Pier is the perfect spot for those seeking the comfort of a home away from home, yet a little more unique than the standard hotel room.
These private residences range from one-bedroom executives to the two-bedroom premier apartments. Loft configurations add to the charm in some rooms, while self-catering facilities and laundry facilities in all offer added convenience.
The location of the Somerset on the Pier really can't be beat, awarding guests with jaw-dropping vistas of the River Derwent and Sullivan's Cove, as well as an easy walk to Salamanca Place, Battery Point and the city centre.
Also onsite are conferencing facilities and a business centre.
Hadley's Orient Hotel
34 Murray Street, Hobart 7000
Having benefited from a multi-million restoration to transform the property into its 1834 era splendour, Hadley's Orient Hotel is now one of the finest boutique properties in the state.
Listed under the National Trust, the hotel is old-world grandeur at its finest. Where yester-year charm meets contemporary functionality, all rooms have been gracefully restored with Victorian style furnishings and modern amenities. Choose from standard, superior and family rooms or spa and heritage suites.
Hadley's also offers a suite of function areas including a boardroom. From cocktail parties to theatre-style setups, the team will ensure your event runs smoothly from planning right through to execution.
An acclaimed restaurant, high tea, bar, 24-hour reception and generous 11am checkout make Hadley's Orient Hotel a fine choice for your next stint down south.
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
1 Macquarie Street, Hobart 7000
Harking back to the days of its factory past, exposed brick and beams create an industrial feel in this historic city hotel, just steps from Victoria and Constitution Dock as well as some of the best restaurants in Hobart. The identity and uniqueness of The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel have been upheld, now with the addition of contemporary apartments and facilities.
Choose a hotel room if you're only in town for a few days, or a fully self-contained apartment for a bit more space during longer stays. The discerning guest will appreciate the deluxe executive spa apartments offering generous open-plan living and an indoor corner spa bath.
Conferencing onsite is a breeze with a high-tech theatrette that seats 100 in tiered seating, as well as boardrooms and banquet rooms. And when it comes to dining, Baaa Bar and Stockmans Restaurant both offer a menu rich in Tasmanian brews and fare/produce.
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter Street, Hobart 7000
For those who like a little slice of the good life, the Henry Jones Art Hotel is a premium property in the midst of buzzing Constitution Dock. As Australia's first dedicated art hotel and one of only a handful around the world, a host of Tasmanian artists are showcased throughout this 5-star property.
Rooms and suites are individually styled, each possessing its own charm and character to create a memorable place to stay. Little luxuries like kitchenette facilities, Nespresso coffee machines and Kohler SOK overflowing spas against a backdrop of waterfront views don't hurt either.
Wining and dining (and wooing clients) comes easily at the intimate IXL Long Bar and Jam Packed Cafe, while edible masterpieces are showcased at the famed Henry's Restaurant. The hotel's stylish spaces can be tailored to a diverse range of gatherings from intimate meetings to large-scale seminars for 100 guests or more.
Catering to business and leisure travellers alike, a gym, complimentary valet parking and self-service laundry round out the facilities to ensure your stay is up to standard.
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street, Hobart 7000
Another hotel in a wonderfully convenient harbour front location, Hotel Grand Chancellor consistently rates as one of Hobart's best properties with unspoiled views that extend over the Derwent River or Mt Wellington and the city.
"Designed for pleasure and wired for business," rooms feature all the mod cons expected of a 4.5-star hotel. Executive suites up the wow factor with a separate lounge area and spa bath.
Elaborate facilities at the onsite Federation Conference and Exhibition centre make the Hotel Grand Chancellor a one-stop shop for conferencing. With flexible floor plans and 11 venues of your choice, the centre is capable of hosting events of all kind from small meetings to international seminars for up to 1100 delegates.
Guests have a choice of two onsite dining venues in the form of Restaurant Tasman and The Atrium bar, or can simply wander to the waterfront or city's heart to find a plethora of renowned restaurants and cafes.
Hotel Grand Chancellor is also one of the very few hotels in the city that boasts its own indoor swimming pool, as well as a huge state-of-the-art gym with all the latest cardio equipment to keep those calories in check.