The Henry Jones was Australia’s first art hotel – blending art, design and luxury accommodation. This ultra-stylish establishment, named after one of the country’s most successful businessmen, is located in a converted 19th-century warehouse on Hobart’s picturesque waterfront. It features over 500 original artworks, providing a showcase for local artists.
The 56 guest rooms and suites are all individually designed, blending historic features with contemporary touches. Standard rooms are located in the old jam factory area, with the original stone and timber walls, and feature space-age translucent glass-walled bathrooms, original art, flatscreen TVs and DVD players, free wifi and king-size beds. You call also opt to stay in one of the rooms offering additional extras, including the airy artist studio lofts, harbour view rooms, deluxe spa rooms – which have a Kohler elliptical spa – or, in the former boardroom, the H Jones suite, which has its own kitchenette and an overflowing spa bath.
The hotel and the vibrant waterfront area have lots to keep you occupied, with plenty of shops, cafés and bars in the locale. The hotel can also help you get the most from your visit, with advice on local sights and attractions, such as Salamanca Market, Louisa’s Walk, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the Theatre Royal and, a bit further afield, South Bruny National Park.
Henry’s Restaurant is a stylish eatery offering fresh, creative dishes based on seasonal Tasmanian produce devised by executive chef Andre Kropp. The Classic and Evolution menus include delights such as fresh market fish, grass-fed beef and Bruny Island goat. Look around as you eat as the restaurant often features art exhibitions by local artists. For lighter bites and refreshments served in sight of the waterfront, try the Jam Packed Café, found in the IXL Atrium. Or enjoy the heritage architecture of the IXL Long Bar.
25 Hunter StreetHobart Tasmania 7000