Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

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Hotel Grand Chancellor
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart 2015.jpg
General information
LocationHobart, Tasmania,
Australia
Coordinates42°52.84′S 147°20.02′E / 42.88067°S 147.33367°E / -42.88067; 147.33367Coordinates: 42°52.84′S 147°20.02′E / 42.88067°S 147.33367°E / -42.88067; 147.33367
Opening1987, as Sheraton
OwnerGrand Hotels International
ManagementHotel Grand Chancellor
Technical details
Floor count12
Floor area5000m²
Other information
Number of rooms244
Number of restaurants1 + 1 bar
Website
Official site

The Hotel Grand Chancellor is a twelve-storey hotel located on the waterfront of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia[1] The hotel opened in 1987 as the Sheraton and has since been taken over by the Grand Hotels International group. The Grand Chancellor is home to the Restaurant Tasman, the Atrium Bar, Strickland Gallery and Zenica Hairdressing. The hotel has a pool, a gym and a sauna on site for guest usage.

In 1998 the hotel underwent a sizeable expansion. This was made possible with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's desire to move to a more modern Auditorium. The Federal government contributed funding from the Federation Funding Scheme[2] giving the new extension facilities their names; The Federation Concert Hall and The Federation Ballroom. The expansion was opened in 2000 on the eastern side of the Hotel comprising an 1100-seat capacity Concert Hall[3] and a 1000-seat capacity Ball room. The Concert Hall provides an international standard venue for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and more extensive conference and convention facilities for the Grand Chancellor.[4] The Federation Concert Hall is currently Hobart's third biggest venue, second only to the Tasman Room at Wrest Point and the Derwent Entertainment Centre.

The hotel is commonly referred to as Hobart's ugliest building.[5]

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  1. ^ "Hobart Accommodation - About Australia". About-australia.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2010-02-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2010-02-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2010-02-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-02-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)