Launceston's latest accommodation offering Hotel Verge will open its door this week after years of planning and development.
The hotel is owned and operated by Stay Tasmania, and was designed by Tasmanian architect Cumulus Studio.
Stay Tasmania managing director Lyndon Jago said the hotel was an exciting addition to the Launceston hotel scene and provided a boutique and distinctly Tasmanian experience.
"The 86-room hotel has been designed to take advantage of its central location overlooking the iconic Victorian-period Albert Hall and the adjacent gardens of City Park, whilst also providing a vista of Launceston's early commercial landscape," Mr Jago said.
The hotel's original design was advertised in 2017, and was altered then resubmitted to council at the beginning of 2018 after public criticism, shifting to a design that referenced the area's early industrial history.
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Softer than expected ground on the site resulted in a time consuming first stage of building when the soil for the six-storey hotel was turned in early 2019.
Hotel general manager Kate Bucknell said guests would enjoy all the modern luxuries of a newly constructed hotel.
"The rooms showcase a palette of exposed concrete, natural timber and black joinery, and feature bathrooms artfully illuminated," Ms Bucknell said.
As well as its 86 guest rooms, Hotel Verge will include conference spaces and an in-house restaurant named Diverge.
"Hotel Verge will cater to the needs of the meeting and events clientele, offering two meeting spaces for up to 100 people, which overlooks the Albert Hall," Ms Bucknell said.
The 86-room hotel has been designed to take advantage of its central location overlooking the iconic Victorian-period Albert Hall and the adjacent gardens of City Park, whilst also providing a vista of Launceston's early commercial landscape.Stay Tasmania managing director Lyndon Jago
"We are excited to see the Tasmanian element flow through into the in-house restaurant ... incorporating Tasmanian produce in its menu wherever possible.
"It will offer daily a la carte breakfasts from Thursday September 17 ahead of full service opening later in the year."
Mr Jago said the hotel was a collaboration between Stay Tasmania and the City of Launceston council, who sold the land that was formerly a car park.
"We were able to promote the very best of Tasmania by using local architects, local builders and now we will provide a personalised Tasmanian experience for every guest," Mr Jago said.
Hotel Verge is on Tamar and Cimitiere streets and will officially open its doors on September 16.