The history of Henry Jones Art Hotel
About The Henry Jones Art Hotel
The Henry Jones is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, and one of a handful of art hotels in the world.
Created within Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses, the Henry Jones Art Hotel merges historic and modern, blending the original 19th century architecture of the city with ultra-modern design and contemporary art.
Located on Hobart’s waterfront, the Henry Jones site dates back to 1804 and was once the location of one of Australia’s most successful companies—H. Jones and Co. Pty. Ltd. IXL. But by the late 1990s, the property was abandoned and languishing in neglect, until award-winning architects Morris-Nunn & Associates won the right to revive the historic site. By 2004, this former jam factory had been transformed into a sensitively re-imagined, distinctive, five-star hotel.
Art and design are woven into the fabric of the Henry Jones. The hotel partners with a diverse range of Tasmanian artists to present a continuously changing exhibition of over 400 artworks. Every space is a canvas for artistic expression—from the art itself to exquisite furniture design and award-winning architectural elements—creating a singular environment and experience in which art is the focus.
The hotel’s 56 individually designed rooms and suites reflect Henry Jones’ characteristic fusion of art, heritage, tradition and nature. Sleek modernity complements untouched heritage features, nineteenth century sandstone walls frame contemporary artworks, and original windows reveal views of Hobart’s harbour, city, mountains and built history.
Coupled with the Henry Jones Art Hotel’s award-winning restaurants and bars, prime waterfront location and easy access to Hobart’s best attractions, we offer an unparalleled experience that is far more than just five star luxury accommodation.