Asian Pacific Group has announced the official opening date for their long-awaited first east coast venture. The Johnson dedicated to master colourist and abstract artist; Michael Johnson, will welcome guests from the 16th September following a three year renovation of the heritage listed ‘Main Roads Building’ in Spring Hill.
Located on the fringe of Brisbane’s CBD, the mix use property will attract visitors and locals alike to stay, work, dine and play. The modernist property, originally designed by influential architect Karl Langer, will house a signature Art Series boutique hotel, residential apartments, serviced offices, a 50m Michael Klim designed rooftop pool and terrace, and adjoining restaurant, bar and café; Tumbling Stone.
The industrial undertone of the building provides the perfect gallery styled space to showcase Johnson’s work, with guests offered the opportunity to experience signature originals and giclee prints including ‘Oyster Line 2012/2013’ portraying Johnson’s fascination and close observation of the sea – including ripples in the water, reflections of light and the glow of phosphorescence creatures. Heritage-listed artwork has also been restored, including ‘The Red Cube’, a large metal sculpture at the entrance of the property, commemorating its original opening.
Asian Pacific Group’s CEO, William Deague comments; “we are pleased to be on track to open the doors next week and finally unveil all The Johnson 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.”
The opening marks a pivotal milestone for the Art Series Hotel Group in expanding their dedicated art inspired offering across Australia. The first Queensland hotel will consist of 87 suites and two elegant penthouses with uninterrupted views. Each open-planned, self-contained suite includes kitchenette facilities, free WiFi, Foxtel played on state of the art 42” LCD screens and iPod docking stations. Suites start from $180 per night in a Studio Suite Balcony.
The boutique hotel will have a myriad of communal spaces including a resort style 50m pool designed by Olympic gold medalist and friend of Art Series Hotel Group Michael Klim, BBQ area and sundeck. The pool will be located on level five with beautiful north facing views, along with a deck bar and state of the art gymnasium.
The hotel’s conference and events facilities, Galleries one to five, will be available to book individually or amalgamated into one space that will hold up to 60 classroom style.
Art experiences at The Johnson will stretch far beyond the building’s walls as The Johnson will encapsulate all of the Art Series Hotel Group’s signature amenities including their renowned art tours, dedicated art channels, artist documentaries and art libraries. Branded Smart Cars and vintage Lekker bicycles will be available to explore all that Brisbane has to offer and further afield.
The Johnson hotel also offers short term art inspired residences for those who wish to linger for longer. All suites are available from 28 days and are fully furnished and serviced with free Foxtel, utility bills and 24-hour concierge and security.
Tumbling Stone Restaurant & Bar
Perched on the doorstep of The Johnson, Tumbling Stone Restaurant & Bar will celebrate the quintessential outdoor Queensland lifestyle, with a relaxed vibe and a shared grazing style of dining. Dedicated to one of Johnson’s beloved paintings; Tumbling Stone, that is featured on one of its walls, the all day dining restaurant seats up to 160 diners.
Highlights on the seasonally changing menu designed by Executive Chef Gavin Lewis, include Blackened Belly of Bangalow Sweet Pork, Sautéed Hervey Bay Scallops, Fenugreek Spiced Squid and Poached Rhubarb Crème Brulee with Ginger Snap for dessert.
Tumbling Stone’s sister café; ‘Stepping Stone’ will be open weekdays to serve takeaway dining and coffee.
The Johnson Apartments
The Johnson Apartments are set to offer superior city-side living in the thriving heritage suburb of Spring Hill. Owner occupied and long-term leases, the Johnson Apartments comprises of 180 units, 10 penthouses and three ‘Sky Penthouses’.
The unfurnished one and two bedroom apartments feature the finest fittings and fixtures with Miele European kitchen appliances, stone benchtops and natural timber flooring.
The ‘sky penthouses’ are Brisbane’s finest suburban penthouse dwellings to be on the market this year. The three bedrooms apartments, two with uninterrupted 270 degree and the other with 180 degree views overlooking Brisbane city, enjoy the bonus of a Smart Car, complete with VIP car parking and private lift access.
Asian Pacific Serviced Offices at The Johnson
Offering boutique workspaces in a sought after central city location, Asian Pacific Serviced Offices at The Johnson will provide the perfect space for tenants to spark inspiration and encourage productivity. Suitable for start-ups and small to medium sized businesses of up to 15 staff, the fully furnished offices have flexible lease terms and will also have the unique benefit of access to the building’s first-class hotel facilities.