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The Johnson Is Brisbane's New Boutique Art Hotel

Luxury accommodation decorated with the work of one of Australia's premier artists.
By Sarah Ward
November 14, 2015
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The Johnson Is Brisbane's New Boutique Art Hotel

Luxury accommodation decorated with the work of one of Australia's premier artists.
By Sarah Ward
November 14, 2015
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Think Brisbane's accommodation scene isn't arty enough? Think again. From mid-2016, the city will boast a brand spanking new Art Series Hotel, marking the group's first foray into Queensland.

Springing up on the spot that previously housed the headquarters of the state government's transport department, the five-star, 83-suite, dual penthouse property on Boundary Street in Spring Hill won't just look the part. Following the precedent set by venues in Melbourne, Bendigo and Adelaide, The Johnson will also pay tribute to a famous Australian artist.

Yes, the name gives it away, with Sydney-born abstract artist Michael Johnson in the spotlight. His luxury namesake will fill its walls with his original paintings and prints, including the trademark horizontal bars that have hypnotized art lovers in Australia and abroad for more than four decades.

Other than an amazing array of Johnson's work, views across the city are sure to attract visitors seeking somewhere to stay when they come up north, and may even lure in locals looking for a stylish staycation spot in their own hometown. Guests at The Johnson will enjoy a resort-style 50-metre pool and state of the art gym. If you're not planning on spending the night there, don't despair – you can still make use of the public spaces including the deck bar, restaurant and two cafes.

Located at 477 Boundary Street, Spring Hill, The Johnson is due to open in June 2016. For more information about Art Series Hotels, visit their website.

Published on November 14, 2015 by Sarah Ward

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