Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Photo courtesy of Henry Jones Art Hotel
Henry Jones Art HotelAustralia's first dedicated art hotel, the Henry Jones is also a hotbed of history. The hotel occupies the oldest waterfront warehouses in Hobart, Tasmania, which served as a jam factory—H. Jones and Co. IXL Jams—from the 1890s to the 1970s. The factory, started by George Peacock and later acquired by the ambitious Henry Jones, helped pull the seedy Sullivan’s Cove district out of poverty. Today the area is known for art, 19th-century architecture, and harbor views. The hotel is a beautiful blend of original sandstone walls, wood beams and columns, and tin roofing counterbalanced by modern stainless steel fixtures, glass bathrooms, and silk accents. Original paintings, prints, photos, and sculptures by some of Tasmania’s leading contemporary artists fill the property. Upon entering the lobby, guests’ attention is quickly directed to a large painting of a steam pot, which evokes the sweet smell of jam that once wafted through the neighborhood.