In the historic Sullivan's Cove neighborhood of Hobart, Australia's second-oldest city, four 19th-century sandstone warehouses have been transformed into a fashionable new project: the Henry Jones Art Hotel. Local hotelier Flora de Kantzow conceived the waterfront space, which juxtaposes vintage flourishes with modern ones, such as glass-and-steel bathrooms and a soaring atrium with exposed rafters under galvanized iron roofs. Winding passages lead to 50 guest quarters, inspired by old trade routes that passed through this tiny island state: Peking has antique lacquer cabinets and screens, Calcutta features British raj chairs adorned with sculpted tigers. The Art in the property's name comes courtesy of the neighboring Tasmanian School of Art, whose students have installed work inspired by the industrial history of the property. Henry Jones Art Hotel, 25 Hunter St., Hobart; 61-3/6231-6391;; doubles from $130.
—Kendall Hill

Henry Jones Art Hotel