QT Hotels & Resorts has opened its first regional hotel in Newcastle with its signature restaurant and rooftop bar aiming to play a role in elevating the NSW city’s burgeoning travel and dining scene.
Housed within the heritage-listed 113-year-old former Scotts Limited and David Jones building on Hunter Mall, QT Newcastle offers 104 guest rooms and suites designed with industrial textures and furnishings drawing cues from the city’s rich industrial and maritime history.
A feature of the new hotel is the Clock Suite, housing the building’s original clock and forming an integral feature within the hotel’s iconic dome.
Michelin star chef, Massimo Speroni is leading the team in the hotel’s signature restaurant, ‘Jana’, while the ‘Rooftop’ bar, described as the jewel in the crown, offers an extensive cocktail list complemented by a sophisticated local wine offering, and a spirit collection featuring Newcastle’s largest library of Japanese Whisky.
QT Hotels & Resorts Group General Manager, Callum Kennedy, says QT Newcastle is the latest evolution in the QT collection.
“We’re thrilled to open the doors,” he said.
“QT Newcastle will live and breathe the same vibrancy and energy guests love from the world of QT, championing luxurious quirk and exciting collaborations in the Newcastle community.
“Rooftop at QT will deliver the ultimate night out for locals and travellers.
“We are also delighted to have recruited a team of local talent that we welcome to the QT family”.