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Hotel Verge Opens in Launceston

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Launceston’s new boutique Hotel Verge has started welcoming guests.

Launceston’s new Hotel Verge opened its doors this week.

Siutated on the corner of Cimitiere and Tamar Street in Launceston, the venue is expected to appeal to both the business and leisure markets due to its position on the fringes of the CBD.

The development had been approaching the final stages of construction when COVID-19 struck, forcing a revision of its May opening date.

Developed in collaboration with Stay Tasmania and the Launceston City Council, Hotel Verge’s blurb says its “industrial luxe design references the precinct’s early heritage with the use of brick, concrete, timber and steel.”

The new hotel is designed, built, owned and operated by Tasmanians.

“Hotel Verge is an exciting addition to the Launceston hotel scene providing a boutique and distinctly Tasmanian experience,” said Lyndon Jago, Managing Director of Stay Tasmania, who is the owner and operator of Hotel Verge.


“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 the City Park, whilst also providing a vista of Launceston’s early commercial landscape.”

Hotel Verge is a collaboration between the Stay Tasmania and the Launceston City Council.

“The Council was keen to promote the development and agreed to sell the land to enable the construction. The Council provided planning guidance to produce a product, which I have no doubt, will be acknowledged nationally as exceptional” said  Jago. “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.”

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Kate Bucknell, General Manager of Hotel Verge commented: “Guests staying at the hotel will enjoy all the modern luxuries of a newly-constructed hotel, including free high-speed wi-fi, Kevin Murphy bathroom amenities and stylish touches that project the ‘industrial luxe’ sensibility.

“The rooms showcase a palette of exposed concrete, natural timber and black joinery, and feature bathrooms artfully illuminated.”

She said Hotel Verge will cater to the needs of the meeting and events clientele offering two meeting spaces for up to 100 people.

Bucknell is keen to see the Tasmanian experience expressed in other aspects of the business.

“We are excited to see the Tasmanian element flow through into the in-house restaurant, Diverge incorporating Tasmanian
produce in its menu wherever possible. It will offer a daily la carte breakfast from Thursday 17 September ahead of a full-service, opening later in the year.

Images by Angie Blair.

Source: Tasmanian Times

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