One of only a handful of art hotels in the world, the Henry Jones expertly blends heritage and contemporary design, and enjoys a unique location in Hobart’s original waterfront warehouses.
The site’s history dates back to 1804 and at one time the buildings hosted the nation’s most successful companies, including Henry Jones’ jam factory. Henry Jones was one of Australia’s most successful businessmen and the first Tasmanian to be knighted.
Everything is considered here, with award-winning architecture and furniture design complimenting the artwork itself. Over 500 original and contemporary works of art are exhibited throughout the hotel, showcasing Tasmania’s leading and emerging artists.
There are 56 rooms, all with individual traits and characteristics. Many have retained original features such as the 19th-century sandstone walls and rough-hewn timber window frames that frame views of the harbour, city and mountains.
The Peacock and Jones restaurant is inspired by Tasmanian produce and the changing seasons, while the Jam Packed Café brews up aromatic coffees and serves delicious craft beer. The IXL Long Bar is ideal for relaxing and enjoying an expertly mixed cocktail or glass of Australian wine.
You’re ideally situated to explore bustling Hobart and the hotel can arrange for classic car rental for a drive out into the countryside. If wildlife is more your thing, there are several reserves nearby as well as cruises that show off Tasmania’s ocean scenery.