Hyatt signs deal to bring Centric brand to Australia

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Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has entered into a management agreement with Elizabeth Tasmania for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, Australia. 

The 221-guestroom hotel will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia, and will include a restaurant, a bar and meeting facilities by the Hobart Waterfront.

Hobart has been one of the strongest-performing hotel markets in Australia in recent years, fueled by a strong economy and strong tourism arrivals from China, the U.S. and the UK, as well as domestic visitors.

Elizabeth Tasmania Pty Ltd. has tapped a team of consultants to develop the Hyatt Centric Hobart, including Hobart-based JAWS Architects, and are also in the process of working with Dreamtime Australia Design, a Sydney-based interior designer, for the inside of the hotel.

With construction planned to start mid-2017, Hyatt Centric Hobart is expected to open in early 2019, joining Hyatt’s Australia portfolio of hotels including Hyatt Regency Sydney, Park Hyatt Melbourne, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Hyatt Regency Perth, Hyatt Hotel Canberra and Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields.