Art Series Hotel Group to expand into Brisbane with The Johnson

With their first ever Queensland expansion for Art Series Hotel Group, Brisbane will be getting a new five-star hotel in June 2016, The Johnson. Master colourist Michael Johnson will be the inspiration and focus of the hotel, coming on board with his work to illustrate the property with his original paintings and giclee prints.


Located in Spring Hill, The Johnson, marks a pivotal milestone for the Group, furthering their dedicated to art-inspired offerings across the country with 83 spacious suites and two penthouses boasting stunning city views. Amenities for the $155 million development will include a resort-style 50m pool and deck bar, state of the art gym, a restaurant, two cafes, and meeting and event facilities.


The property’s public spaces will be coloured by Johnson’s works, giving guests intimate access to the trademark horizontal bars and heavily laden surfaces that the Sydney-born abstract artist has become known for, and been exhibited both nationally and internationally for over 40 years.

“Michael Johnson’s work is characterised by the use of intense colours and highly textured surfaces,” said Jane O’Neil, Art Series Hotel Group’s In House Art Curator, “Johnson’s paintings are informed by an expansive engagement with nature, art history and the urban environment and are well suited to the vibrant subtropical landscape of Brisbane.”

Similarly to the group’s properties in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Bendigo, The Johnson will perfectly located in inner-city, only a 15-minute cab trip from the airport and a short stroll from both Fortitude Valley and the CBD. Guests can expect all of the Art Series Hotel Group’s signature qualities, including their popular art tours and in-room art channels and libraries. The hotel will also have branded smart cars and Lekker bicycles available so guests can explore Brisbane.

The Johnson will open in Spring Hill, Brisbane in June 2016. For more information on Art Series Hotel Group and their properties head to


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Chris Singh

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