Marriott investment another boost for thriving visitor economy

Will Hodgman, Premier

27 February 2017

Confirmation that the world’s largest hotel company is developing a $50 million property in Hobart is a massive vote of confidence in Tasmania and the future of our thriving visitor economy.

Record numbers of tourists coming here, and they are staying longer and spending more, with benefits flowing through to local businesses and creating more jobs.

That's why the Hodgman Liberal Government's plan to grow the economy and create jobs focusses on supporting our tourism and hospitality sectors.

This will be the first Marriott International Luxury Collection Hotel in Australia which is another ringing endorsement for our state.

It joins the collection of over 100 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 exciting and desirable destinations including Vienna, Austria; Santorini, Greece; and Venice, Italy.

The development will create 150 jobs during construction and 90 ongoing jobs once complete.

Our accommodation is already stretched at peak periods and this new luxury hotel will also bring increased capacity to the market.

Marriott will bring new life to heritage buildings on Davey Street and sit directly behind Parliament House in the new Parliament Square, a project that has created almost $150 million of economic activity and 400 jobs in its own right.