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La Vie Hotels & Resorts acquires iconic South Hobart hotel

Acquisition part of hotel group’s wider, strategic expansion plan within Australia

La Vie Hotels & Resorts has announced its acquisition of The Islington Hotel Hobart, an award-winning five-star boutique hotel located in the exclusive enclave of South Hobart.

Celebrating its 175th birthday this year, the highly curated hotel boasts 11 elegant guest rooms as well as a world-class art and antique collection showcased within a heritage facade of striking glass, marble and sandstone features.

The Islington Hotel Hobart

Boasting breathtaking views of Mount Wellington, each of The Islington’s rooms are individually appointed with luxe furniture and art that reflects the property’s rich Tasmanian history, complemented by contemporary details.

The hotel’s Library, Morning Room and Rose Room offer guests a tranquil place to relax with a good book, play a game of chess or simply unwind while The Conservatory restaurant offers dinner four nights a week from Wednesday to Saturdays with a focus on seasonal, local and organic Tasmanian produce.

The Islington Hotel Hobart

La Vie Hotels & Resorts Managing Director, Craig Bond said the acquisition of the hotel represented yet another step forward in the group’s growth and expansion plans for the year ahead, reports

“We’re delighted to have acquired one of Hobart’s finest luxury boutique hotels and to be growing our portfolio of properties in the boutique and upscale space,” Mr Bond said.

“The Islington Hotel has long been one of Australia’s most charming boutique properties thanks to its understated luxury offering and we plan on further elevating the hotel’s offering and expanding on the incredible service and experience the hotel delivers to guests.

“Acquiring the Islington is part of a wider, strategic expansion plan the group has within Australia and we look forward to further developing and growing our boutique hotel portfolio over the next 12-18 months.”

Mike Parker-Brown

Mike Parker-Brown is a UK-trained and qualified journalist and an award-winning travel communicator with more than 30 years experience. Since 2002, Mike has worked as a freelance writer and PR consultant providing his services to major organisations in Australia and internationally in the tourism, aviation, hospitality, recruitment and export marketing sectors.

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