QT Sydney Guest Lounge 12 Jul 2017
QT Sydney Tops Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017

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QT Sydney, the leading design hotel in Australia, has been named "Best City Hotel, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific" in the Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards 2017 readers' survey, it was announced today.

QT Sydney, which opened in September 2012, is the culmination of an extensive renovation of two of Sydney's most beloved landmark Art Deco buildings, the State Theatre and the former Gowings department store. The hotel's bold interior design was spearheaded by renowned Australian designer Nic Graham, who designed the public spaces, and architect Shelley Indyk, who oversaw the design of the hotel's rooms and suites. The hotel boasts an extensive contemporary and digital art collection curated by QT art curator Amanda Love. QT Sydney is also home to the destination spa and vintage barber shop at spaQ, overseen by spa consultant Naomi Gregory. Renowned chef/restaurateur Robert Marchetti directs the extensive F&B program at the hotel as the QT Hotels Creative Food Director, including the European-style brasserie, Gowings Bar & Grill, the Parlour Lane Roasters café/aperitivo bar and hip Gilt Lounge cocktail bar. Costume designer Janet Hine outfits the stylish QT Sydney staff, while Anna Roberts styles the rooms and curates the Qtique boutique with the most cutting-edge design objets.

"We are so honoured to have been recognised with this major award by the readers of one of the most prestigious travel publications in the world," says Rhys Jones, General Manager of QT Sydney. "We are truly in a golden age of travel distinguished by changing consumer needs and global trends; and this award is indicative of a shift in the industry away from larger corporate and waterfront hotels towards more contemporary lifestyle-driven, city-center properties, with QT leading the way in Australia."

The award follows the recent inclusion of QT Sydney's new sister hotel, QT Melbourne, on the Travel+Leisure It List 2017 of the best new hotels in the world. QT Sydney was also previously awarded for the restoration of the historic State Theatre and Gowings buildings by the Australian Institute of Architects.

The full results of the 22nd annual Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards 2017 readers' survey are available now at www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest and will be featured in the August 2017 issue of the magazine.

For more information about the award-winning QT Sydney and the entire QT Hotels & Resorts collection, visit: www.qthotelsandresorts.com.

About QT Sydney

Located in the heart of the city, QT Sydney is a hip designer hotel housed in the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings, which were artfully revamped and re-opened in September 2012. The gothic façades and features of the buildings were resorted to their former glory, bringing cutting edge art and interior design to the QT experience through LED digital art, bespoke furniture and bold colour. More than a place to lay your head, QT Sydney is a creative space to dine, drink and live and is a member of the exclusive Design Hotels group.

About QT Hotels & Resorts

QT Hotels & Resorts first put its stamp on the Australian tourism sector with the launch of QT Gold Coast in 2011. The unique and exciting property delivered the first injection of QT's signature designer spaces with bold entertainment and intriguing yet relaxing guest experience. Now one of Australia's most loved and dynamic hotel brands, the family of properties include QT Gold Coast, QT Port Douglas, the flagships of QT Melbourne and QT Sydney, QT Falls Creek, QT Canberra and QT Bondi.

Adding to its portfolio of stunning boutique hotels and resorts, the recently opened QT Museum Wellington in New Zealand marks QT's first international property, with QT Queenstown to open later in the year. QT is set for further expansion with plans for QT Perth currently underway.

For more about QT Hotel & Resorts, please visit: https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/

For all media enquiries please contact:

Sophie Rennard
Communications Executive
QT Hotels & Resorts
49 Market Street Sydney NSW 2000
PH: +61 2 8262 0000 | M: +61 438 734 830
E: sophie_rennard@evt.com
W: www.qthotels.com.au

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