QT Hotels & Resorts offers first look at new Auckland property

QT Hotels & Resorts has partially drawn the curtain on its highly-anticipated Auckland property.

With its doors set to open later this year, QT Auckland is now accepting bookings to stay and play in Viaduct Harbour’s newest hub for quirky luxury from 1 November 2020.

QT Auckland is the third QT property in New Zealand and has been designed with the natural, wild beauty of the city’s surrounding landscape in mind.

Longtime QT collaborator and designer Nic Graham, in conjunction with the Event Hospitality & Entertainment design team, have curated the contemporary yet timeless design.

The design flows through the 150 rooms and suites, public spaces and meeting rooms, and carries through to the restaurant and rooftop bar. Harnessing the idea that beauty lies within, the theme of discovery is a central narrative throughout the hotel experience.

“We have blended contrast and quirk for QT Auckland as we have with each unique QT property,” Graham said.

“The idea was onset by my first visit to Auckland and a dozen oysters – the salty sweet 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 wonderlands of the NZ coast, and we proudly support local and international artists throughout the hotel.”

Leading the QT Auckland team is general manager Doron Whaite, who boasts a 15-year hospitality career including roles at QT Sydney and QT Perth.

“The experience philosophy behind each QT is to ‘expect the unexpected’,” he said.

“QT Auckland will certainly deliver this, with unpredictable twists across art and design, throughout the dining outlets, and amplified through our people, delivering a highly-personalised signature service to each guest.”

With public spaces bursting with local artwork and private function space steps from the water, QT Auckland will also boast a signature dining concept in collaboration with celebrated international chef Sean Connolly, and a rooftop bar that offers sweeping views of Viaduct Harbour.

QT Auckland is being developed in partnership with Russell Property Group and Lockwood Property Group.