The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
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The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel is located in Hobart, Tasmania. There are 242 accommodation rooms ranging from Hotel Rooms to self-contained One and Two Bedroom Apartments. Full conference and meeting facilities are also available.
Since opening in February 1997, The Old Woolstore has won many awards in both the Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence and the Tasmanian Tourism Awards, including winner of the AHA's 2001 National prize in the category 'Superior Accommodation'.
Originally, the site was used for shanty housing, before being turned into a wool storage and treatment facility around 1900. Wool was brought from all over Tasmania to be pressed, then shipped to Hobart. The top floor of the building was used for wool treatment and therefore required the natural light offered by the striking saw-tooth roof line. This style of roofing allowed the maximum amount of light into the room for the weaver's benefit. It was because of this history that The Old Woolstore was able to be awarded the "Best Redeveloped Industrial Building" in 1997 by the National Trust. The original floors have been maintained, and rather than destroy original equipment used at the wool store, many have been retained and incorporated as features in the corridors and common areas of the apartment hotel.