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About The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Former 1820 IXL Jam Factory has been transformed into Australia's first and only dedicated art hotel.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel excels.

The building dates back to 1825 but the real story begins with a young boy called Henry Jones, born in Hobart in 1862.  At the age of 12, Henry began work in George Peacock’s jam factory pasting labels on jam tins 6 days a week, 10 hours a day.

Henry grew up to be an Australian industry icon, an entrepreneur with business interests spanning five continents including jam manufacture, fruit, timber, mining, and shipping. His success was epitomised by Henry Jones & Co’s most famous jam brand, IXL, the label of which was derived from Henry’s quote: “I excel in all the products I make”.

It still applies today with the award-winning, five-star, boutique Henry Jones Art Hotel, a luxurious fusion of history, colonial architecture and modern art space on Hobart’s waterfront, housed in the functional, stately frame of the old IXL jam factory.

The Henry Jones has modern appeal mixed with minimalist industrial style, offset by unexpected combinations of objects, sculptures, art and furniture. It’s upmarket, comfortable, relaxed, and pretty funky... in an industrial kind of way.

It’s the flashest factory you will ever sleep in.

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Sudha Karan
Jan 14 2012
Wow, I finally found it! In the early sixties when I was growing up in India, my grandmother always bought the IXL jams which were sold in large tin cans. I loved their jams but havent tasted them again. Over the years I only remembered XL and that it came from Tasmania but I could never find more information and I even asked my niece in Perth to track down the "XL" brand of jams, but she said she couldnt find any! I am glad they still exist and if I ever make a trip Down Under I will lay my hands on a can of IXL jams for nostalgia's sake!

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The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Hobart, Australia
Prestige Property

Former 1820 IXL Jam Factory has been transformed into Australia's first and only dedicated art hotel.
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