Adelaide is on track to welcome the QT Hotels brand via a newbuild hotel.
Adelaide is on track to welcome the QT Hotels brand via a newbuild development.

Design-centric label QT Hotels continues to connect the dots in Australia, announcing it will bring its brand of service-led hospitality to Adelaide under a new management agreement with Auspac Networks and Axiom Properties Limited.

Tentatively scheduled to open in 2021 at this stage, application papers for a mixed-use development are set to be lodged by the partners this month, with initial pre-leasing discussions for an office component to begin shortly thereafter. Funding pre-commitments supporting construction are likely to come in and see work commence at the site by the end of this year.

The $180 million QT Adelaide – to be located at 62 Currie Street – is earmarked to offer 200 rooms, conference and event facilities and 10 storeys of office space. The hotel will feature a number of new food and beverage concepts yet to be unveiled, with at least one to feature in a rooftop bar.

Positioned at the drawing board for QT Adelaide’s public spaces will be Nic Graham, who has applied his design expertise on a number of the company’s properties – most recently fellow group hotel Atura Adelaide, which opened last year.

Event Hospitality CEO Jane Hastings said the company was excited to continue building its Australian network by bringing Adelaide online.

“We are excited to bring South Australia its very first QT Hotel, a key Australian market that has been a missing piece of our portfolio. Our new partnership with Auspac Networks Pty Ltd and Axiom Properties Limited will ensure a QT experience that will be a transformative project for the city of Adelaide.”

QT Adelaide will be the brand’s 11th in Australia with QT Auckland and Parramatta also scheduled to open beforehand.