The Henry Jones Art Hotel Hobart Tasmania
Located right on Hobart's harbour-front, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, an ingenious mix of contemporary design elements with traditional building structures and artworks installed throughout, is Australia's first and only dedicated Art Hotel. Here you'll be fascinated by the unexpected combination of the antique and the ultra modern.
A row of historic warehouses dating from the 1820’s and a former IXL jam factory have been transformed into an enthralling first class hotel showcasing the work of Tasmania’s finest visual and performing artists. Designed by award-winning architects, the Hotel is itself a work of art. From its original and beautifully crafted staircase to the restored machinery and the magnificent all-glass Atrium, The Henry Jones reflects the fascinating influences of its rich colonial past and early trading history with India and China.
From its inception, the Henry Jones has been designed as an Art Hotel. Much of the arrangement, individuality and distinctiveness of the art exhibited within the Henry Jones rests on architect Robert Morris-Nunn’s visually exciting preservation of the textures and colours of the old industrial site. The selection of particular artworks also reflects the Hotel’s close ongoing relationship and near proximity to the Tasmanian School of Art - one of Australia’s premier art and design schools. The furniture and fittings add another exquisite layer of quality to the architectural scheme. Many unique materials, especially Tasmania’s unrivalled timber veneers have been used in the designs, which have been developed in conjunction with renowned Tasmanian furniture designer Kevin Perkins. Furniture created by Pippa Dickson and drawings by Lindsay Broughton, both from the Tasmanian School of Art and Furniture Design are on permanent display in the hotel foyer. A stereoscopic photographic installation by Martin Walsh and work by Karen Lunn are on display in the Jones & Co foyer. Work by other acclaimed Tasmanian artists or art photographers such as Milan Milojevic, Christine Scott, Barbie Kjar, Raymond Arnold, Tracey Cockburn, Maria McDermott, Geoff Parr and Simon Cuthbert are exhibited in the rooms and public spaces throughout the hotel
The IXL Long Bar
The IXL Long Bar is the place to be. Here your whole evening begins with a host of surprises, smiles, silhouettes and sheer pizzazz. Against an extraordinary backdrop of history and sophisticated contemporary art and design, ‘having a quiet little drink’ down on the harbour has now become an altogether new experience.
The Steam Packet Restaurant
In this splendid setting you can savour an exceptional, enticing menu from our renowned chef Andre Kropp. You can enjoy Tasmania’s unrivalled fresh seafood that changes almost daily with the weather of the Great Southern Ocean. The choice of food is as delicious as it is endless – we have the finest selection of local beef, lamb, game and seasonal produce. You can also choose to dine inside or outside - in the contemporary style of the Steam Packet Restaurant surrounded by the history of the old Henry Jones empire, in the stunning all-glass Atrium courtyard or why not an indulgent alfresco experience on the Old Wharf on Hunter Street? • Long lazy breakfasts • Luscious lunches • Superb dinners till late
A room with a view
The Henry Jones is right on Hobart’s harbour-front so most of the rooms have very close harbour and water views. From your room you can watch fishing trawlers slip quietly into view just beneath your window. Others rooms overlook the stunning glass Atrium and reveal glimpses of the old jam factory interior.
Your room is individually air-conditioned with opening windows. It features natural timber furnishings, trapeze lighting, a lavish king-size bed with exotic silk covers and ottomans. Each guest room has a high quality LCD fl at screen TV, DVD, with high speed Internet connectivity. You’ll simply marvel at the sumptuously equipped stainless steel and translucent glass bathrooms featuring the latest in European elliptical spa baths and fittings.
In the exotic Peking, Calcutta and Oriental Suites, you’ll discover the rich legacy of trade between Van Diemen’s Land and the East. Each suite features the latest European Sok overflowing spa baths by Kohler (exclusive to The Henry Jones). Here you can be immersed in an ultra-deep tranquil pool and allow your body to be lightly buoyant and embraced by warmth. This will be your ultimate soaking experience ! Some suites also have a kitchenette.
The Art Installation Suite – a mini art gallery as well as an accommodation suite – offers a combined art and accommodation experience. The mini-gallery is a stunning space particularly suitable for small private dinners or cocktail parties – or simply a stylish, highly individual accommodation indulgence.
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