QT Hotels and Resorts is now officially in New Zealand, with the Museum Art Hotel in Wellington rebranding under the hip label following a NZD$12 million makeover.
Now known as QT Museum Wellington, the refurbished public spaces and soon-to-be-completed hotel rooms have been creatively conceived by architect and designer Shelley Indyk.
Indyk has created a bold backdrop to display the quirky art, offering a touch of Hollywood glamour whilst respecting the philosophy of the hotel.
The hotel’s room designs have been taken to a new level by Indyk including luxury modern traveller perks unique to the design-driven brand – from night caps to emergency bow-ties and other quirky amenities.
Finishing touches have been created by stylist Anna Roberts and staff costumes by celebrated Broadway costume designer Janet Hine.
QT Managing Director, David Seargeant, said the refurbishment and rebranding represents the evolution whilst paying homage to the unique history of the hotel.
“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 unique character,” he said.
“We have developed this by highlighting the eclectic feel whilst ensuring the quirky character of the QT brand features strongly.”
The hotel’s eccentric and eclectic art collection amassed by former owner Chris Parkin will continue to be displayed throughout the public spaces and will continue to unfold, selected by Amanda Love, QT Hotels Art Curator.
QT Museum Wellington doesn’t stop at signature QT style in public spaces and rooms. The Hippopotamus Restaurant and Bar will continue to serve French-inspired fare under the direction of Executive Chef Laurent Loudeac.
Wellington can also expect a new eatery to rival the city’s exceptional restaurant and bar scene mid-2017, in the form of a Japanese/Korean street food inspired bar Hot Sauce, as seen at QT Melbourne.
The hotel has operated under the direction of QT Hotels and Resorts since its sale in 2015.
Up next, QT Queenstown is set to make its debut in 2017.