Little National Hotel has won the Property Council of Australia’s ACT Development of the Year award.
The Barton-based hotel, run by Doma Group, was presented the award at a cocktail reception at the National Gallery yesterday.
“Little National has reinvented the affordable luxury market in Canberra with a sophisticated design, high-quality amenities, and a unique business model,” said Adina Cirson, Executive Director of the Property Council ACT.
“It is a vibrant addition to Doma Group’s growing precinct in Barton, and showcases the ACT’s strong skills in precinct planning and design.”
Little National hosts 120 rooms and sits within walking distance of Parliament House. The design was aimed at business guests who wanted high-quality accommodation without a heavy price tag.
Rooms have “all the amenities of a five-star hotel”, says the Property Council. Common areas, such as the library and lounge, are open 24 hours.
Established by Ivan Domazet in 1974, Doma Group was initially focused on residential construction, before becoming one of the largest development and hotelier companies in the ACT.
“A Canberra success story, Doma Group is now exporting its ideas and innovations beyond the territory’s borders,” Ms Cirson said. The group is currently working on projects in Newcastle – including a $45 million hotel – and a second ‘Little National’ hotel on Brisbane’s Southbank.
Caption: top, award being presented to Little National Hotel / Doma Group’s Managing Director Jure Domazet.