Situated in what were the Gowings department store and State Theatre, QT Sydney is the newest addition to the boutique hotel scene. In the heart of Sydney’s central business district, art, design, cuisine and culture surround the hotel making it an optimum place to stay and experience the best of what the city has to offer.
The interiors of the hotel aim to convey a modern aesthetic, while still remaining reflective of the past. Art Deco style has a heavy presence throughout the areas, and original stone cladding, gargoyle statues, original timber floors and retail showcases have been restored to show the history of the buildings.
Local designers Nic Graham and Shelley Indyk have teamed up to create 200 uniquely styled rooms, reflecting the individuality of the QT brand. Most rooms feature a signature oversized bathtub, and include fittings and fixtures from the iconic buildings, allowing each room to revive the history that is contained within the walls of QT Sydney.
The rooms also include all the amenities you would expect from a five-star hotel. Luxurious bedding, high speed internet, walk in showers and 24/7 room service ensure that anyone staying at QT Sydney will be comfortable for the entirety of their stay.
Food and Drink
Nic Graham and Shelley Indyk are also the designers of Gowings Bar & Grill, as well as the Gilt Lounge. Opting for a more subtle interior in the brasserie, neutral colours have been used to create a more elegant atmosphere.
In the Gilt Lounge, a perfect middle has been met using similar colours as the restaurant, and quirky coloured furniture to create an exciting, and simultaneously relaxing vibe, perfect for a rendezvous with friends or workmates.
Gowings Bar & Grill
Robert Marchetti is the creative food director of Gowings Bar & Grill. Marchetti has been working in restaurants since the age of 13, and is now the co-owner of three critically acclaimed restaurants in Sydney. Working with him at Gowings Bar & Grill is executive chef Paul Easson, who has over 20 years’ experience in kitchens in Australia, England and Japan.
The open kitchen in Gowings Bar & Grill includes a wood fire rotisserie and a glass seafood room, which has a large piece of yellow fin tuna hanging ready for tartare and steaks. The restaurant sits 120 people, and is the perfect venue to start an evening, or to end a day full of endulging in all of what Sydney has to offer.
Upstairs you can find Gilt Lounge, QT Sydney’s cocktail bar. One of the main features of the bar is the barrel-aging of their cocktails. The drink is mixed, poured into a barrel, and left to be infused with the natural flavours of the wood. The cocktail menu focusses on brown spirits and bitters, meaning the cocktails that go into the barrels won’t be spoiled as they age.
Standards don’t stop with the drinks. Robert Marchetti also designs the bar snack menu. Be it hotdogs with both raw and cooked onion, raw ocean trout or caviar, after quenching your thirst with the expertly made cocktails, you will undoubtedly be able to satisfy your hunger with the delicious food available to patrons of the Gilt Lounge.
Ranging from massages to brow and lash grooming, visiting spaQ is a great way to relax and unwind. Facial therapies and manicures are also available, which makes for a perfect day out with the girls. For the men, an in-spa barber offers haircuts, traditional wet shaves, and a “no-nonsense, yet thoroughly modern approach to men’s skincare and grooming”.
For more information, visit the spaQ website.
Phone: +61 2 8262 0000