QT Hotels is known for quirky luxury and Auckland is waiting with anticipation for the 10th hotel to open its doors in November 2020.
Creating a world less conventional in the heart of Auckland, the new waterfront playground will bring a transformative escape, unlike anything the Auckland hotel market has seen before.
QT has pioneered the philosophy of ‘expect the unexpected’, with every property delivering an experience and design that combine local influences and lashings of quirk, ensuring each hotel is a character in its own right. QT Auckland is no exception, celebrating its city surrounds and reflecting the harbourside location.
The award-winning QT Hotel Group is one of New Zealand and Australia’s most loved and dynamic hotel brands, blending the perfect mix of design, luxury, people and critically-acclaimed food and beverage outlets to deliver its widely recognised signature service.
Complementing the much-loved QT Queenstown and QT Wellington, QT Auckland is the third QT property in New Zealand and has been designed with the natural, wild beauty of the city’s surrounding landscape in mind.
Public spaces burst with local artwork and a private function space is steps from the water. A signature dining concept in collaboration with celebrated chef Sean Connolly and a rooftop bar that offers sweeping views of Viaduct Harbour will make this the place to be over summer.
What is the design inspiration?
The design idea was sparked by a dozen oysters – the salty sweet is a metaphor for the design, where the hotel has elevated the bold use of colour and created a cocooning interior that uses interesting local materials and suppliers, adding to its harbour-based neighbourhood narrative.
Long-time QT collaborator and designer Nic Graham, in conjunction with the Event Hospitality and Entertainment design team, have curated the design of the 150 rooms and suites, public spaces and meeting rooms, restaurant and rooftop bar.
The oyster’s influence can be seen throughout the design – the rough, raw and natural textures of the outside of the shell juxtaposed with the smooth, clean and luxurious nature of the inside.
New Zealand’s natural hues lend themselves to the colour scheme, mingling with bold block colours for contrast. Each room’s furniture and décor also celebrate this rare beauty, mixing warmth and texture. Exposed concrete and brass accents feature alongside plush sofas, luxurious rugs and sassy furniture.
Guests can expect mixed custom furniture with found objects and iconic originals. Bold environmental graphics are inspired by the New Zealand coast and the hotel proudly supports local and international artists throughout.
Expect the unexpected
Whilst design is an important ingredient to the QT philosophy, each QT hotel across New Zealand and Australia blends personalised guest experiences, unforgettable dining and a signature touch of quirk.
The experience philosophy behind each QT is to ‘expect the unexpected’. QT Auckland will deliver unpredictable twists across art and design throughout the dining outlets, and the staff will focus on delivering a highly-personalised signature service to each guest.
QT Auckland will be an immersive experience, channelling the local neighbourhood while adding QT’s luxuriously quirky design. With stunning waterfront views and QT’s signature dining concepts, the team at QT Auckland can’t wait for guests to experience what will undoubtedly be one of Auckland’s finest hotels.
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