Henry Jones

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.

As you might expect in a hotel this unique – no two rooms are the same. Push open the door to a world of contrasts where old meets new. Indulgent splashes of red weave with industrial rawness. Grand beams of rough-hewn timber whisper of the past, framing art of today. Those hand-cut stone walls. Take a closer look. Each convict was invited to mark his own. 

your Deluxe Harbour View Room looks out across the harbour with Hobart city and Kunanyi / Mount Wellington beyond. Run your hand over original walls of heritage stone and time-smoothed timber trusses. These rooms have aged handsomely, accented with modern touches. Each is fitted out with a Euro-style stainless steel and translucent glass bathroom.