The Melbourne suburb of Box Hill will welcome the latest Art Series Hotel on Monday with the opening of The Chen, named after Chinese-Australian artist Zhong Chen. It is the eighth art-inspired hotel from Art Series Hotel Group and will be dedicated to the “Art of Joyful Journeys”. The Chen will reflect and celebrate the ethnic diversity of Box Hill, with Chen’s bold art showcasing his own transcultural identity. Chen’s art marries Western expressions with Chinese traditions as he negotiates his mixed heritage portraying childhood memories and Chinese pop culture as his inspiration.
The Chen, located at 850 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill will with 100 hotel suites, features spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD and surrounding suburbs from the rooftop pool and entertainment deck, with multiple onsite restaurants and cafes set to open later this year.