The Henry Jones Art Hotel boasts of a beautiful blend of art and history

The Henry Jones Art Hotel, in Hobart, Tasmania has a lot of history attached to it; a very gory history. It is situated at the harbour where convicts brought to the island landed. There is more; the bodies of those convicts who had behaved badly were executed and hung from gallows-like structure, for everyone to see.

A lot has changed since then. The hotel, which opened in 2004 was made on the site of a jam factory. Architects Morris-Nunn and associates kept the original architectural details of the building which dates back to 1825!

The hotel gets its paintings from seven galleries and houses more than 250 contemporary paintings by Tasmanian artists. One can see the beautiful works of art in the public gallery as well as in the bedrooms. The prices of these paintings range from $200 to as much as $20,000.

There are 50 rooms in the hotel, and considering that the building had been a factory accommodating offices, jam production, refrigeration, and a few living quarters, the rooms are all different from each other. The Peacock Terrace and the Henry Jones Suite are the best rooms in the entire hotel and can be booked for $950 Australian per night.

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