Sunday, 5 July 2020

The influence of oysters. Bookings open for QT Auckland

QT Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the first look at the new QT Auckland, which will open later in the year. 

QT Auckland is accepting bookings to stay and play in Viaduct Harbour's newest hub for quirky luxury from November 1, 2020. 

The QT Hotel Group always offers something quirky and fun for guests, having pioneered the philosophy of "expect the unexpected". 
Complementing existing properties QT Queenstown and QT Wellington, 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. 
Long-time QT collaborator and designer Nic Graham - in conjunction with the Event Hospitality and Entertainment design team - has curated a design that flows through the 150 rooms and suites, public spaces and meeting rooms, and carries through to the restaurant.
Graham has drawn inspiration from the oyster and oyster trawler with the rough, raw and natural textures of the outside of the shell juxtaposed with the smooth, clean and luxurious nature of the inside. 
Exposed concrete and brass accents feature alongside plush sofas, luxurious rugs and sassy furniture.
“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.”
Public spaces will feature local artworks and private function spaces are just steps from the water. 
QT Auckland will also boast a signature dining concept in collaboration with international chef Sean Connolly and a rooftop bar that offers sweeping views of Viaduct Harbour.
QT Auckland is now accepting bookings from November 1. For more information and to make a booking, visit qthotels.com/auckland.

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