Design-driven hotel collection QT Hotels & Resorts has marked its first venture in New Zealand with the opening of QT Museum Wellington.
Following an extensive $12 million refurbishment, New Zealand’s iconic Museum Art Hotel in Wellington has changed its name and look to offer high tech, sophisticated spaces, elegant private hire venues and a haven for foodies with the acclaimed Hippopotamus Restaurant & Bar and the upcoming new Japanese/Korean street food inspired eatery and bar, Hot Sauce.
Each boutique hotel in the QT Hotel and Resorts collection is inspired by its location, embodying the unique personality of the destination. Arguably the country’s arts and culture capital, Wellington oozes quirky, creative cool around every corner and QT Museum Wellington blends art, design, and a dash of the bizarre, resulting in cool luxury all throughout.
Architect and designer Shelley Indyk has injected thought and creativity into the public spaces and soon to be completed hotel rooms, creating a bold background to the quirky art on display along with a touch of old Hollywood glamour.
Modern travellers will love the new in-room perks, from night caps to emergency bow-ties and other clever amenities, while the hotel’s eccentric and eclectic art collection will continue to be displayed throughout the public spaces and will continue to unfold.
“In acquiring this iconic hotel brimming with personality which has become a favourite for visitors and locals alike, we wanted to evolve and build on its character, whilst paying homage to its unique history, and we have developed this by highlighting its eclectic feel whilst ensuring the quirky character of the QT brand features strongly”, QT managing director David Seargeant says.
QT currently holds seven boutique properties across Australia and New Zealand with plans for further expansion, including QT Queenstown as the next installment.