Plans and images have been revealed for an innovative new development at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art including a five-star, 172-room hotel that will extend out over Hobart’s River Derwent.

Plans and images of the proposed new hotel, to be named ‘HOMO’ (Hotel at MONA), reveal a striking design that is expected to cost around AUD$300 million to construct.

WOW is all we can say. Given MONA’s incredible attack on the senses, can you imagine the kind of cool design and Art installations the hotel will feature?

Hobart MONA Announces New HOMO (Hotel at Mona)


Designed by Fender Katsilidis Architects in Melbourne, HOMO’s design was reportedly inspired by California’s Golden Gate Bridge, with the hotel’s top seven floors to be hung from a suspension bridge.

Other features to be included as part of the revamped landmark attraction are a spa, conference and auditorium centre, library, concert stage and extensive lawn area.

The hotel also plans to feature “experience rooms” which are one-off suites designed by famous international artists. The major upgrade to the already world famous site is also expected to generate 300 jobs during the construction phase and 120 ongoing jobs once the complex is operational.

Hobart MONA Announces New HOMO (Hotel at Mona)

MONA’s multimillionaire founder and owner David Walsh has also announced other plans for the site that are yet to gain approval, including a casino aimed specifically at high rollers, as well as a new tunnel and an additional tower.

Hobart MONA Announces New HOMO (Hotel at Mona)

As part of the redevelopment, the popular Mona Foma festival will be shifted from Hobart to Launceston.

The project is expected to take up to three years to complete.

What do you think of MONA’s ambitious new hotel? Exciting or a little bit excessive? Share with us in the comments.