Designer hotel QT Newcastle has opened its doors to guests for the first time today, elevating Newcastle’s revitalised East End precinct.
Housed within the heritage-listed 113-year-old former Scotts Limited and David Jones building on Hunter Mall, QT Newcastle draws cues from Newcastle’s rich history. Luxuriously curated modern design tells the story of reflection and renewal, celebrating the coastline and city’s surrounds.
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The QT design team and long-time design collaborator, Nic Graham, have created a luxurious escape through a visual feast. Designed with new beginnings and renewal at the forefront, the hotel has reinvigorated an iconic heritage building, respecting and maintaining the raw shell and layering contemporary life within.
With an emphasis on first impressions, the art statements at QT Newcastle create impact and intrigue. The hotel embraces art at every touch point, enriching the bold and daring aesthetic to reflect the city’s nostalgic past and vibrant creative future.
The 104 guest rooms and suites feature industrial textures alongside brushed brass accents and designer furnishings, highlighting coastal drama, natural beauty, and QT’s penchant for the unexpected.
A natural light-filled sanctuary fixed in time within the building’s iconic dome and clock face steals the scene; the Clock Suite boasts uninterrupted harbour views, enhanced by the suite’s centrepiece restored in its former glory. A designer bathroom dripping in indulgent extras sits pride of place featuring a lavishly oversized bathtub surrounded in emerald green finery.
“QT Newcastle is the latest evolution in the QT collection, and we’re thrilled to open the doors,” said Callum Kennedy, QT Hotels & Resorts Group General Manager.
“QT Newcastle will live and breathe the same vibrancy and energy guests love from the world of QT, championing luxurious quirk and exciting collaborations in the Newcastle community.”
The hotel’s dining and drinking options include the signature restaurant, Jana, offering a premium produce-led menu overseen by award-winning Executive Chef Massimo Speroni. who has Michelin starred experience from San Domenico in Imola, Italy; Café le Paillotes in Pescara offers an elevated twist on the modern Australian bar and grill; and the jewel in the crown of QT Newcastle is the Rooftop at QT, boasting uninterrupted views across the harbour.
Sam Arnaout, IRIS Capital’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Newcastle is on the cusp of a new era of culture, undergoing rapid growth. QT Newcastle will be the centrepiece of the new East End village, forming part of the city’s future as a place for cutting edge innovation, with the charm of a beachside regional town.”
Rates start at $299 for a QT Queen room, through to $649 in the QT Clock Suite. See qtnewcastle.com.