A Quirky New Zealand Hospitality Icon Has Emerged With A Fresh New Creative Edge

Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

download (1) A quirky New Zealand hospitality icon has emerged with a fresh new creative edge under the banner of a leading Australian design hotel collection.


QT Museum Wellington Hotel – in the heart of New Zealand’s creative capital – has undergone a NZ$9 million plus reimagination and unveiled as the first international property for design hotel collection QT Hotels & Resorts.



The first New Zealand location for the brand, the refurbished property embodies the unique culture of its location – a benchmark for all QT Hotels & Resorts – embracing the culture of the creative capital city with a blend of art, design and a dash of the absurd.



QT Managing Director, David Seargeant, said the refurbishment and rebranding represented the property’s evolution while paying continuing to pay homage to the hotel’s history.



“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. We have developed this by highlighting the eclectic feel while ensuring the quirky character of the QT brand features strongly.”



The former owner of the Museum Art Hotel, Wellington’s Chris Parkin, said the QT brand aligned well with his original vision and philosophy for the hotel.



“It’s heartening to see the legacy the Museum Art Hotel has built, evolve with the stunning QT makeover and now rightfully aligned with the new name QT Museum Wellington,” Parkin said.



With the modern traveller very much in mind, QT Museum Wellington features high-tech spaces, private event venues and a foodie’s paradise with the acclaimed Hippopotamus Restaurant & Bar and Hot Sauce, a Japanese/Korean street food bar set to open in mid-2017. The beloved Hippopotamus Restaurant & Bar will continue to serve exquisite French-inspired fare under the direction of Executive Chef Laurent Loudeac.



The re-created public spaces and hotel rooms have been conceived by architect and designer Shelley Indyk. The rooms include perks unique to the 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.



The hotel’s eccentric and eclectic art collection will continue to be displayed throughout the public spaces, and selected by Amanda Love, QT Hotels Art Curator.



Source:- 100% Pure New Zealand

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