- Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:58
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The Tasmanian government has praised the commitment of tourism operators David and Rachel Gunton for their impressive re-vamp of the iconic Bruny Island Hotel.
The premier, Lara Giddings, and the minister for tourism, Scott Bacon, launched the re-furbished Hotel Bruny at Alonnah which was originally built in the 1930s. Ms Giddings said David and Rachel have shown a commitment to capitalising on the key drawcards for visitors to Tasmania by investing in a business offering dining and accommodation on one of our most visited islands.
"Last year around 76,000 people from interstate and overseas came to Bruny Island with around 22,400 staying overnight," Ms Giddings said. "An important part of the experience for those visitors was the island's magnificent beaches, bushwalks and local produce.
"Increasing the accommodation choice and dining experiences will help to encourage more visitors to stay longer in this part of our beautiful state. Through the Hotel Bruny, David and Rachel are looking to enhance that experience by providing a welcoming place for visitors, which showcases local produce on the new menu using the skills of renowned chef Joff Jennings."