In the book The Great Good Place, author Ray Oldenburg introduces the concept of “third places” as being the “core settings of public life”.
It was with this in mind that the owners of Mercure Hotel Launceston decided to refurbish the Titanium Bar and Bistro.
Completed to coincide with the hotel’s guest room renovation and expansion, new features include the installation of booths in the bistro, as well as a fresh menu, signalling the return of pizzas to the venue.
The accompanying bar has been designed to cater for the Friday night crowd, offering complimentary bar snacks from 5.30pm.
Titanium managing director Tenille Pentland believed the renovation had achieved “a good balance of aesthetically pleasing design and comfort.”
“Through structured and flexible seating arrangements plus zoning, we have created an informal and unpretentious space for the community to interact together in groups of all sizes,” she said.
“The combination of a multi-price menu and raw luxury materials enhance the experience.”
Mercure Launceston is on Brisbane Street.