New era for Launceston accommodation as Peppers Silo opens
Originally built in 1960, the Kings Wharf grain silos were left unused for decades until two years ago when construction began to breathe new life into the structure, transforming the silo barrels into a state-of-the-art new hotel.
The redeveloped site is now a 10-level hotel featuring 108 guest rooms, including 52 inside the barrels of the former silos, conference facilities for up to 500 people, a restaurant and bar, undercover car parking and an integrated lobby and reception space.
Head chef Peter Twitchett and food ambassador Massimo Mele will oversee the menu at signature restaurant Grain of the Silos, which focuses on local Tasmanian produce.
“Situated on the beautiful Tamar River and in close proximity to Cataract Gorge, Peppers Silo gives hotel guests a new perspective over Launceston, with extensive views facing out to the snow-capped Mount Barrow during winter,” said Mantra Group’s executive director of operations Mark Hodge.
“Tasmanian tourism is currently experiencing record growth, and with this strong performance set to continue, the opening of Peppers Silo is the perfect addition to our existing portfolio in Launceston.”
Peppers Silo Hotel is the first hotel development to open in Launceston since Mantra Charles Hotel was developed in 2010.