A $10.6 million upgrade of the RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel has been completed, giving members and visitors improved facilities and greater choice.
RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel
The 14-month project included building a new lounge, fully renovating the hotel restaurant, adding a gymnasium and creating the main entry directly off Collins St.
The adjacent heritage-listed Cascade House was also restored to incorporate an exclusive lounge upstairs and a bar at street level.
The upgrade followed a $1.3 million refurbishment of bathrooms in 2014.
RACT Group CEO Harvey Lennon said nearly $13 million had been spent on the hotel since it had been acquired by the RACT and RACV.
"The centrally located hotel was already very popular with RACT and RACV members and members of other auto clubs, and we anticipate that the improved facilities will take the hotel to a new level of popularity," Mr Lennon said.
Hotel Manager Shelley Richards said the RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel was in demand by both business and leisure travellers since the two motoring organisations acquired the property in 2013.
"The RACV/RACT partnership has introduced Hobart to thousands of auto club members across Australia. An increasing number of members from all states, particularly Victoria, are taking advantage of the significant discounts offered and are bringing new tourism business to Tasmania," Ms Richards said.
"Conferences also are a major part of the hotel and, accordingly, event facilities were upgraded. As well as improving existing areas, a new Board Room for up to 16 people was created. The Collins Room accommodates 200 people seated theatre style, while The Stables seats up to 100.
TripAdvisor has recognised the RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel's quality of service and facilities via guest reviews, earning the hotel a Certificate of Excellence.
RACT members get 25% off at the RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel, simply provide your member number when booking.
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