Travel: QT Hotel, Sydney

Nestled within the iconic Gowings and State Theatre buildings, the QT Hotel, Sydney distinctly blends old with new. The boutique hotel, which is home to 200 guest suites is located in Sydney’s CBD and since its opening in 2012, it has become a cultural haven for guests wanting to enjoy the beauty of Sydney’s golden age, in a luxury and contemporary setting.

Everything about the QT Hotel, Sydney is idiosyncratic and radiates fun. Leather clad women dressed in red wigs are ready and waiting in the foyer to usher guests to their rooms whilst super high tech elevators change the tempo of music based on the number of people inside. They even have bowler hat pendant lights hanging in guest’s rooms, a nod to the hotel’s theatrical roots.

What’s more is the exciting array of dining options available within the hotel, such as Parlour Lane Roasters, Gowings Bar and Grill and the Gilt Bar, have made the hotel a destination for locals and visitors alike. Salmon topped with poached egg, huevos rancheros and candyfloss covered deserts are just a few of the instagramable delicacies on the menu at the QT Hotel and the cocktails are no different.

Influenced by the hotel’s rich heritage, the interiors are a fusion of original and contemporary features. Quirky vintage finds sit alongside ultra modern Eames style furniture and it is one of the few hotels in the city to have its own curator, in charge of all the art on display within the hotel. This juxtaposition continues throughout the guest suites as sumptuous tones of honey mustard yellow, mahogany and blood orange contrast with the crispness of the white bedding and the strong geometric lines. Luxury has no end, with stunning city views, complimentary MALIN + GOETZ toiletries and in room movies, it is a surprise that anyone would want to leave the comfort of their room at all.

However, no trip to the QT Hotel is complete without a relaxing break in the SpaQ set in the old Gowings Barbour shop. The spa has been designed around the original Barbour shop with tiled walls, art deco fittings and period features still intact. Weary visitors can indulge in an extensive range of packages and therapies to ensure that they leave their stay at QT Hotel feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

About the Author

Grace Molan is a British fashion and lifestyle journalist who splits her time between the UK and Spain. In her spare time she likes to travel new places and update her blog Moda de la Mode. Instagram: @modadelamode