The property will be the first regional New South Wales hotel for the designer collection and will bring style to Newcastle’s revitalised East End precinct.
QT Newcastle is housed within the heritage-listed, 113-year-old David Jones building on Hunter Mall and is being brought to life by exciting and rapidly-growing developer Iris Capital.
The property will feature 104 guest rooms and suites, public areas and private function spaces, along with a yet-to-be revealed signature dining concept and a rooftop bar with sweeping views at every vantage point.
QT Newcastle is a cornerstone of Iris Capital’s AU$700-million reinvigoration of the East End and QT Hotels and Resorts’ Group General Manager, Callum Kennedy, said the property will be absolutely stunning.
“We look forward to being a part of Newcastle’s resurgence, and welcoming the community as a part of ours,” he said. “QT Newcastle will live and breathe with the same energy and vibrancy guests love from the world of QT.
“The hotel will be championed by QT’s luxurious quirk from design to signature service. It will be unlike anything the local hotel market has seen before.”
Long-time QT collaborator and designer Nic Graham, together with the EVENT Hospitality and Entertainment design team, have curated a stay in celebration of the city’s surrounds, creating a transformative escape for each individual guest.
“Drawing inspiration from the elements; earth, water and light, Graham has refracted a visual feast,” Kennedy said.
“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.”
Graham said QT Newcastle has been an exciting project to be involved in.
“We have reinvigorated an iconic heritage building, respecting and maintaining the raw shell and layering contemporary life within,” he said. “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 will join QT Sydney and QT Bondi as properties in the chain’s New South Wales network.