Hospitality Business Magazine

Salty sweet QT Auckland – expect the unexpected from November 1

QT Auckland has announced it is now accepting bookings for its third New Zealand hotel from November 1, 2020. While the name of the new hotels’ signature restaurant is still under wraps, renowned chef Sean Connolly will preside and also run the hotel’s rooftop bar featuring wide spread views of the Waitemata Harbour.

Long time QT collaborator and designer Nic Graham, in conjunction with the Event Hospitality and Entertainment design team have blended contrast and quirkiness through the hotel’s 150 rooms.

Drawing inspiration from oysters and oyster trawlers Graham says the interior design was onset from the Sydney based designer’s first trip to Auckland, and a dozen oysters!

“The salty sweet oyster is a metaphor for the design, where we have elevated the bold use of colour and created a cocooning interior that uses interesting local materials and suppliers, adding to the harbour based neighbourhood narrative of QT Auckland.

“We have mixed custom furniture with found objects and iconic originals, creating an unmistakeable QT experience. Bold environmental graphics draw from the NZ coast and we proudly support both local and international artists throughout the hotel.”

QT Auckland General Manager, Doron Whaite says the hotel will be a truly immersive experience.

“The experience philosophy behind each QT is to ‘expect the unexpected’ and this hotel will certainly deliver this, with unpredictable twists across art and design throughout the dining outlets and amplified through our service.”

QT Auckland is being developed in partnership with Russell Property Group and Lockwood Property Group. Located at 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland, QT has hotels in Wellington and Queenstown.

Cinema group, Event Hospitality and Entertainment also own and operate over 60 hotels including Rydges, QT, Atura Hotels and Jucy Snooze.