Named after and inspired by the Chinese Australian artist, Zhong Chen. The Chen is the newest addition to the Art Series Hotels. It is located near the shopping district of the vibrant multicultural suburb of Box Hill, where the artist himself has resided for over a decade. Chen believes that it is important to merge his own Asian traditions with Western influences. This multi-layered design it brings about the personalised and unique artistry of The Chen.
It is not merely enough to just present Western paintings in the hotel collection, “the combination of using Chinese calligraphy and watercolour produces an artistic effect that is beyond imagination,” Chen explained, “a fusion of Chinese traditions with Western expressions is an art piece that could be understood by people from both cultural backgrounds.”
The Chen is a luxury boutique hotel that hosts over 100 self contained open-planned and apartment style suites, rooftop pool with sundeck, gymnasium, plus conference and event facilities. The guest experience is further complemented by an abundance of Chen’s artworks, inhouse art libraries and a dedicated art channel.