‘crowne’ jewels

The latest jewel in Tasmania’s tourism crown – the Crowne Plaza Hobart – has thrown open its doors, and Handmark is proud to have made its mark.

It may be an international hotel, but the Crowne Plaza is unashamedly Tasmanian, and that becomes apparent the minute you step into the foyer.

Four large Tasmanian landscapes greet you. All have been carefully selected, with one even specially commissioned, by Handmark’s consultancy service.

“Even though we are a global hotel, the artwork really raises the whole Tasmanian experience,” Crowne Plaza, General Manager, Linda Collis explains. “The hotel is designed around its local environment – the harbour, kunyani/Mt Wellington, the surrounding bushland – and this is reflected in the art.”

Painter Luisa Romeo has contributed The Many Paths of kunyani; printmaker Melissa Smith has Silenced Flow I, II, III, IV on display; while fellow printmaker Johnathon Patridge has two works in the hotel, Dream as a Dream and The Wastelands.

Images courtesy of Crowne Plaza | Rosie Hastie.