The Luxury Travel Bible - NEW OPENING: QT Queenstown, New Zealand

new hotel: qt queensTOWN, new zealand 

Opening: December 2017

QT Hotels & Resorts has unveil artist impressions and some early photos of its much anticipated property, QT Queenstown. A first look at the interior reveals that trademark ‘quirky’ QT style across the 69 guest rooms; and the common areas. The resort will welcome guests from the 1st December and has stunning views over crystal clear lake Wakatipu and magnificent peaks of the Southern Alps. A quintessential Queenstown setting.

Qt Queenstown exterior
Qt Queenstown

Curated by designer Nic Graham, and styled by Anna Roberts QT Queenstown follows the design-DNA of QT’s other properties, with its identity inspired by the surrounding environment along with a touch of whimsy added in. The property pays homage to alpine nostalgia. The après ski lifestyle, is a central narrative running through the public spaces, designer suites and reimagined hotel dining experience. Staff where ski-inspired costumes by Janet Hine.

Nic Graham has worked on fashioning the QT vision since the first property of the collection, QT Gold Coast, opened in 2011. He has a knack of balancing vintage influences with contemporary style (seen most successfully in QT Sydney) .the aim he says is to have guests feel,  “this is home but a home many of us don’t experience”.

 Bazaar Interactive Marketplace and Reds Cocktail Bar. Are already open and well established. Bazaar continues the aesthetic direction of the resort with  exposed surfaces, a herringbone pattern on the floor and leather straps reminenscent of vintage sports equipment . Reds has custom QT furniture, including Eames-era chairs and bold wall.  Chefs provide a theatrical and thoroughly interactive dining experience inspired by Central Otago’s fresh produce. The mosaic of international cuisines is prepared before your eyes creating both an ocular and gastronomic experience for guests like no other.

Reds is a great place to watch the sun set across the alps and lake. Queenstown’s finest bartenders tend to the early afternoon and late night crew with the largest selection of spirits and liqueurs in town, with classic and signature tipples.

Here’s to the latest QT hotel. Cheers!

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Lisa Edwards 4/10/17

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