Designer hotel QT Newcastle has officially opened their doors
Housed within the heritage listed 113-year-old former Scotts Limited and David Jones building on Hunter Mall, designer hotel QT Newcastle officially opened the doors to a new era on June 9.
QT has pioneered the philosophy of ‘expect the unexpected’, with every property delivering an experience which combines local influences and lashings of signature quirk, and QT Newcastle is no exception.
Luxuriously curated modern design tells the story of reflection and renewal, celebrating the coastline and Newcastle surroundings.
Renowned for its colour and theatrics, your QT Newcastle experience begins as you enter with the Directors of Chaos greeting you. An iconic presence at the doors of every QT and armed with insider knowledge for guests, their exuberance and charm set the scene as you check in and explore the hotel’s signature restaurant Jana and rooftop bar, Rooftop at QT.
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.
Working with the hotel’s history and existing architecture no two rooms are the same, and for those looking to stay in a room that is truly special the Clock Suite offers a natural light filled sanctuary fixed in time within the building’s iconic dome and clock face.
Boasting uninterrupted harbour views, enhanced by the suite’s centrepiece restored in its former glory, the designer bathroom is dripping in indulgent extras sits pride of place featuring a lavishly oversized bathtub surrounded in emerald green finery.
FOOD & DRINK
Nestled on the ground floor is signature restaurant Jana, offering an approachable, premium produce-led menu overseen by award winning Executive Chef Massimo Speroni.
The menu features a familiarity of flavours, with dishes such as Hiramasa Kingfish with fresh citrus and Pukara Estate Lamb Backstrap with black garlic jus, sitting proudly alongside a premium steak offering, sourced entirely from local producers.
Massimo's Michelin starred experience, from San Domenico in Imola, Italy, and Café le Paillotes in Pescara offers an elevated twist on the modern Australian bar and grill, all to be enjoyed in stunning restaurant surrounds with the option of both private and semi-private dining rooms.
The jewel in the crown of QT Newcastle is the Rooftop at QT, whose luna vibes feature views across the harbour to the coast.
Rooftop revelry meets innovative izakaya, with an extensive cocktail list complemented by a sophisticated local wine offering, and spirit collection featuring Newcastle’s largest library of Japanese Whisky.
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.
The hotel embraces art at every touch point, from bold artwork selections and daring aesthetic each reflecting the city’s nostalgic past and vibrant creative future.
Guests will delight in the reference to the changing hues of Newcastle’s coastline across all touch points, while stunning views of the Harbour, the Christ Church Cathedral and beyond to the Pacific, are framed within rejuvenated floor-to-ceiling heritage windows.
Nic Graham said, “We have reinvigorated an iconic heritage building, respecting and maintaining the raw shell and layering contemporary life within. It’s a nice reminder of the human spirit, that we all come from something. We have created a cocooning interior through colour blocking and juxtaposing textures, which evoke the history of Newcastle.”
QT Newcastle is now taking accommodation and restaurant bookings, for more information and arrange your visit head to qtnewcastle.com.au