Published on : Friday, December 13, 2013
The Minister for Tourism, Scott Bacon, today congratulated owners Genevieve de Couvreur and Dr Stephen Tredinnick and said that the new self-contained boutique property in Battery Point represents another great asset to Tasmania’s tourism industry.
“This heritage listed convict sandstone and brick cottage is one of four that were built by the Marine Board of Tasmania in the 1880′s and were the homes of the boatmen for over 100 years.
“The original house has been beautifully refurbished – creating a contemporary living space that is a seamless transition from the old to the new,” he said.
Mr Bacon said that the latest visitor figures show that around 610 000 visitors spent a combined total of 2.65 million nights in Hobart during their stay last financial year, which is 15 per cent more nights spent in Hobart than the previous year.
“Hobart’s growing notoriety and popularity means the demand for quality accommodation stock in or near the city has also grown.
“However, to sustain this growth, we need to develop new high-quality tourism experiences and infrastructure, to give people reasons to come, to give them something to tell their friends and family members afterwards and to accommodate all the extra visitors we want to attract,” he said.
Mr Bacon said that the opening of Arthouse Salamanca is a further sign of confidence in the future growth of the tourism and hospitality industry.
“Many visitors to Tasmania are seeking high-quality travel experiences and this property is well-placed to cater to their needs,” he said.
Source:- Tourism Tasmania
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