Australia – The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Australia - The Henry Jones Art Hotel

What was once a jam factory and a row of 1820s warehouses overlooking Hobart’s busy harbour is now a stylish, 56-room hotel. Named after a late-19th-century jam magnate, it is Australia’s only dedicated ‘art hotel’, with strong connections to the nearby Tasmanian School of Art. The public areas serve as an exhibition space for around 300 paintings, sculptures and installations by Tasmanian artists, many of them for sale, and there are works of art in all the bedrooms. The natural timber furnishings, steel-and-glass bathrooms and hi-tech touches create a contemporary but comfortable ambience. There’s an excellent restaurant, and a bar that’s said to have the longest counter-top in Australia.

X-factor ‘The interior walls, taken back to the stone and industrial brickwork, are scarred and mottled in a way that is historically honest and also rather beautiful,’ says Gold List contributor Jonathan Bastable.

Source: cntraveller