Launceston’s tallest hotel will officially open in two months, nearly two years to the day since the development began.
The Peppers Silo Hotel project is in its finishing touches of completion, painting and internal work being completed.
Developer Errol Stewart said the project had been underway for two years.
“I’d hoped I could do it in 18 months but it’s been pushed back but we will open in two months, regardless of whether it’s completely finished or not,” he said.
A first look inside the building has been revealed by architects ARTAS, who shared images on their Facebook page of the Gorge and Tamar rooms.
Mr Stewart said watching the building go up had been inspiring for him.
“I went away over the weekend and looked out at the Silos and they were mostly yellow and when I came back it was mostly grey, so it’s been great to watch the painting happen,” he said.
He said one of the features of the hotel rooms was re-purposed timber from the existing site.
“The majority of the timber inside is from the woolstore next door that we knocked down,” he said.
The hotel has begun taking bookings online under the Peppers brand.
A launch event will be held in two months for selected guests invited to have a look around the new rooms, function centre and restaurant.
Mr Stewart tried to buy the Silos in 2006 but was unable to due to the zoning and the location of Gunns close to the site.
The design was completed by ARTAS architects under principal Scott Curran.