QT Keeps Expanding Down Under; Next Stop, Canberra
QT Hotels and their quirky properties are changing the hotel landscape Down Under. In case you haven't noticed, we have sort of a big crush on QT here at HotelChatter.
Not familiar with QT? The hotel brand aims to give guests an "anything but ordinary" experience, pairing style with luxury and putting a heavy emphasis on art and of course, the restaurant and bar scene. We also think QT Hotels are exceptionally well-designed and we appreciate their thoughtful amenities like free bike rentals and fully stocked mini-bars. Still need a better frame of reference for QT? This is the hotel brand that let Justin Bieber graffiti their walls the other month.
And now the Aussie capital of Canberra will get in on all of this delightful quirkiness when the QT Canberra opens next month on April 3.
The old Rydges Lakeside Hotel will be transformed into the QT with the help from Nic Graham. He's the same designer who did up QT Sydney and QTFalls Creek. All in all, the hotel will have 205 guest suites and three restaurants and bars. And for Canberra visitors who want to fall down a trendy little rabbit hole for the weekend (or just escape all the political seriousness), the hotel is also promising "exclusive retreats, secret rooms, private hallways and historical artefacts that reference political back-room deals once made at the Lakeside."
There's no website up and running for QT Canberra so we can't make a reservation but we expect rooms to be just under $200AUD a night.