The Art Series Hotel Group expanded into Australia’s east coast last month with the opening of The Johnson in Brisbane, taking its name from the Sydney born abstract artist Michael Johnson, whose work features throughout.
“We are pleased to finally unveil The Johnson and all it has to offer to the local community and guests. We have no doubt there is something for everyone to enjoy, and will set a new benchmark for design-inspired hotels,” says William Deague, CEO of Asian Pacific Group, the Art Series Hotel Group parent company.
Located in the heritage listed ‘Main Roads Building,’ in the Brisbane CBD-fringe suburb of Spring Hill, the modernist property was originally designed by the influential architect Karl Langer and a three-year renovation has seen it massively overhauled. The property now boasts a boutique hotel, residential apartments, serviced offices, a 50-metre Michael Klim designed rooftop pool, BBQ area and terrace and an adjoining restaurant, bar and café. The hotel itself also features a designer gym, branded Smart Cars and vintage Lekker bicycles that are available for guests to explore the Queensland capital.
The hotel’s industrial styling is the perfect canvas on which to showcase Johnson’s work with originals and giclee prints on display, all centred around an ocean theme – think rippling waves, reflected light and the glowing, phosphorescent creatures within. The art doesn’t end there though with ‘The Red Cube’ featuring too – the heritage listed large metal sculpture has been restored and sits at the hotel’s entrance. And like the other hotels in the stable, The Johnson will also feature the Art Series Hotel Group’s signature art tours, dedicated art channels, artist documentaries and art libraries.
Suites start from $180 per night. Book online.