The Johnson Brisbane - Art Series

- Spring Hill, Brisbane

477 Boundary Street, Spring Hill QLD

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The Johnson Brisbane - Art Series
477 Boundary Street
Spring Hill, QLD  4000

Hotel Information

Check-in Time
2:00 PM
Check-out Time
11:00 AM
Reception Hours
24 hours
This hotel is 100% non-smoking
Car parking is available on site; self-parking is $30 per day. Please note car parking is limited and not guaranteed.
This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.
Bond Policy
Please note The Johnson requires a AUD$200 cash bond or credit card pre-authorisation on check in for all room types.
Early Arrivals & Late Departures
Check in time is 2pm and checkout time is 11am. Please call the hotel for any early arrival or late departure requests.

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On the doorstep of Brisbane’s vibrant CBD

Set in Spring Hill on the doorstep of Brisbane’s vibrant CBD, The Johnson hotel takes its design cues from celebrated Australian abstract artist, Michael Johnson.

This luxury boutique hotel hosts a myriad of features including 97 self-contained, open-plan suites including and two elegant penthouses, a 50-metre pool with a sundeck, a gymnasium, plus conference and events facilities. The guest experience is further complimented with lashings of Johnson artworks, in-house art libraries and a dedicated art channel.

Features & Facilities

The Johnson introduces Spring Hill to a new level of luxury boutique accommodation. A true expression of the Art of Vivid Encounters, The Johnson in Brisbane is complete with first class amenities and a range of services to ensure every aspect of your stay is taken care of. Enjoy the facilities in and around the hotel.


  • Enjoy 24 hour reception and concierge
  • Tour desk
  • Room service from 7am - 10pm
  • Secure luggage storage area
  • Meeting and event facilities
  • Walls adorned with the art by Michael Johnson
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Complimentary WiFi internet access
  • 50 metre pool with sundeck
  • Gymnasium
  • Family friendly
  • Car parking onsite

Outdoor Pool

The Johnson features an impressive 50m pool with a sundeck and expansive views across Spring Hill and the Brisbane city skyline. Take a dip or lay poolside on the large sundeck. For those wanting to stay undercover, set yourself up in entertainment pavilion complete with barbeques and seating to wine and dine.


Stick to your fitness regime away from home in our state-of-the-art gymnasium.


Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson grew up surrounded by art; both his parents were painters and there were framed prints of Vermeer and Albert Pinkham Ryder hanging on the walls of his childhood home in Mosman. Leaving school at fourteen he worked at the Lintas agency, rambled around rural NSW on painting trips with close friend Brett Whiteley and studied at the Julian Ashton Art School and the National Art School in Sydney.

In 1960, he decided to travel and departed by ship passing through Egypt, Greece and Italy on route to London. He met Whiteley in Florence and together they decided to travel to Bologna to visit the studio of the Italian still life painter Giorgio Morandi. When he eventually arrived in London he spent the next seven years painting full time while also working as a studio assistant to the British sculptors Brian Wall and Anthony Caro.

While living in London he immersed himself in the art world and was introduced to Francis Bacon, David Hockney and Oskar Kokoschka. Unlike other Australian artists who found international success through figurative and semi abstracted landscape (notably Sidney Nolan and John Olsen) Johnson's European experience distilled his love of colour, space and form into highly distilled abstract works. His return to Sydney in 1967 contributed to a generational shift towards minimal geometric abstraction that was reflected in his first solo show at Gallery A and the ground breaking exhibition ‘The Field’ in 1968.



The Johnson’s multi-purpose event venues near Brisbane CBD are perfect for intimate gatherings as well as larger, more lavish affairs. Galleries I-III can be divided individually or made into one large space offering ultimate flexibility for a day meeting or a week long boutique residential conference. Contact our staff to discuss all the possibilities.

Here to help - We have a team of event specialists on hand to help make your vision a reality.

Stay connected - WiFi, data projectors and screens are available.

Bespoke spaces - With state-of-the-art technologies adorned with Michael Johnson archival prints.

Food & drink - The Johnson’s preferred off-site caterer is able to work with you to offer delectable fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus bites in between.

Stay the night - Playing host to an evening Brisbane event? Your guests can sleepover with us in order to be recharged and refreshed for the next day’s activities.

Flexible set-ups - Our contemporary boardrooms offer multiple flexible setups for an immersive delegate experience. Download Conference Kit »

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The heritage Brisbane suburb of Spring Hill has a vibrancy that comes from being just a short distance from the bustling CBD.

Offering easy access from Brisbane Airport (15 minutes) our Brisbane CBD accommodation is it is ideally suited to the leisurely long weekend away or the corporate business traveller.

View our map of Spring Hill to see how close of access guests have to the best galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping both in Spring Hill, the city and entertainment hot spot, Fortitude Valley (5min).

Things to do in Brisbane

  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • Treasury Casino
  • The Brisbane Powerhouse
  • The Museum of Brisbane and Brisbane City Hall
  • Roma Street Parklands
  • South Bank Parklands and Queensland Performing Arts Complex
  • Brisbane Ferry Trip - The City Cat or City Hopper
  • Brisbane Scenic Lookout, Mt Coot-tha
  • Story Bridge Adventure Climb / Riverlife Adventures
  • Jan Power's Farmers Market, Queen Street Mall: Wednesdays
  • Brisbane Riverwalk
  • Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • South Bank Collective Markets: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs
  • Kookaburra River Queens Cruises
  • Caxton Street and The Barracks - shopping, movies and dining
  • The Science Centre
  • The Judith Wright Contemporary Arts Centre
  • The Museum (Ann Street)
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Brisbane events not to miss

  • State of Origin - Throughout winter
  • RiverFest Festival of Brisbane including Riverfire - September
  • Ekka at the Showgrounds - August
  • Valley Fiesta - November
  • Brisbane Irish Festival - March
  • Oktoberfest - October
  • Brisbane International Tennis - January
  • Australia Day Celebrations - January
  • Chinese New Year - January or February
  • Brisbane Boat Show - September
  • Brisbane Truck Show - May
  • Brisbane Marathon - August
  • Brisbane International Film Festival - November


Contact Information
477 Boundary Street
Spring Hill, QLD 4000

Points of Interest

  • Brisbane’s CBD - 1.5 km
  • Brisbane Airport - 14 km
  • Fortitude Valley – 1.6 km
  • Coolangatta (Gold Coast) Airport – 101 km


Public Transport
The Johnson is located in the heart of Brisbane, just minutes from the CBD. There are both trains and buses close-by.

The Johnson has the 180 bus stop on its doorstep. The 180 has two bus routes:

321. Leaves from Queen St in the city. 30. The Spring Hill Loop. A free service that runs from the CBD to Spring Hill stopping at Post Office Square, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane Private Hospital and Central Station.

There are two main train stations near The Johnson. Central Station is Brisbane’s CBD stop, with many different train lines running from there, including the Airport Express. Roma St, which has long-distance trains and routes to the Gold and Sunshine Coast. Roma St is also next to Roma Street Parklands, a nice walk to Spring Hill.