Designer luxe and coastal cool collide in QT Gold Coast’s five-star reimagining. The design-led hotel unveils the first stage in what will be the ultimate designer playground for conference and events. The extensive renovation is set for completion this summer and transforms the accommodation, conferencing, events and food and beverage experiences. An escape to playful sophistication whilst solidifying QT’s standing as an industry leader in design-led accommodation and event spaces.
Today, the transformation of the level one and two conferencing and event spaces and accommodation, is revealed as the first step in elevating QT Gold Coast as a world–class destination. QT recognise the importance in continuously growing the value of each asset, which is reflected in the refresh and expanded spaces for meetings and events, 293 guest rooms and suites, and the vibrant poolside precinct.
Group General Manager of QT Hotels & Resorts, Callum Kennedy says, “With every development, we will continuously bring QT to the forefront of hospitality and tourism. QT Gold Coast’s redevelopment is a complete reinvention in functionality, design and technology. It is evolving with the city’s coming of age, as the best place to meet on the global stage.”
All planning, design and execution work has been carried out by the QT design team, with longstanding collaborator and award-winning designer, Nic Graham. At every turn, QT Gold Coast celebrates beach culture inspired by the world’s most famous destinations for sand, sky and sea, across the globe.
The QT Ballroom is one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic venues and it enters a new era of sophistication.
Situated on the ground floor, guests can enter through the private entrance to a grand 598 square metre venue, a rare pillarless find with 6-metre-high ceilings evoking a sense of grandeur. The elevated QT Ballroom invites up to 650 guests, or 40 guests for those seeking a more intimate setting. It has the flexibility to be arranged into 6 unique spaces.
In addition to this is The Green Room (Secretariat), which boasts a 50-inch screen and is connected to livestream the QT Ballroom. The foyer welcomes an abundance of natural light flooding in from an open atrium with floor-to-ceiling windows and is an ideal space for pre-event hosting and trade.
Perched up on level one, a dynamic venue which can be divided into two spaces. The Sunset Rooms are intimate, sun-drenched smart spaces that have been transformed with a new look interior, each offering treetop views. Complimented by the Sunset Lounge and Sunset Bridge that serve as areas for pre and post event hosting or breakout spaces.
Level 2 Conferencing and Events
The level two conferencing and events spaces have evolved as comfort and corporate collide, taking inspiration from Venice Beach subculture. Longboard, North Break and South Break meeting rooms are flooded with natural daylight, and with the inclusion of Cloud Break, all entry points welcome delegates with vibrant Slim Aarons photography. The industrial design comes together to create a more relaxed atmosphere, highlighting the ‘new normal’ way of meeting.
Enhanced connectivity and seamless collaboration are at the forefront of the guest experience. State-of-the-art technology includes:
- The integration of advanced technology addresses the rising trend of BYOD and BYOC (bring your own device/bring your own content).
- Listen EVERYWHERE allows guests to stream audio over the existing WiFi network straight to guests’ smartphones.
- Hearing loop technology allows for increased accessibility for hearing-impaired delegates and powerful audio.
- Crestron user interface technology for integrated media and lighting control, resulting in a seamless collaboration for the hybrid meeting experience.
- Impressive widescreen projection with lumen laser-light UHD projectors which provide the clearest display of presentation materials.
- 110-inch Technic screens coupled with ultrabright Epson projector.
- Wireless connectivity with Barco ClickShare technology.
- OSC speaker systems.
The most significant work is the extension of the Malibu room onto the rooftop of level 2. Maximising a sense of space with indoor-outdoor flow, Malibu’s terrace hosts an al fresco dining space, with a wood-fire oven, smoker and Argentinian grill, emulating an intimate backyard affair. For those seeking to be host with the most, guests can extend their occasion to The Landing, a spacious lawn looking out to views filled with beach blue hues.
Guest Rooms and Suites
At the heart of QT Gold Coast’s evolutionary redevelopment is the 293 guest rooms and suites. A celebration of the life on the Coast, with the spirit of Santa Monica. Guests will be immersed in beach culture, tales and fashion through furnishing and fabrics, with the bed itself a ‘Queenslander beach house’ style. The design team have drawn upon textile inspiration to create a strong, refreshed colour palette of bold and contemporary colours; where black and white meets vibrant orange and fresh turquoise. A completely new vibrant feel with an element of boho chic, juxtaposed with modernised vintage imagery by Kate Ballis.
Guest touch points have been upgraded to be; tech-forward, more sustainable and even more luxurious. QT Gold Coast’s designer accommodation offers:
- Upgraded technology with Dyson bathroom amenities and introduction of the QT tablet direct access to digital guest services.
- Luxurious features and amenities with Kevin Murphy bathroom products, designer Missoni bathrobes, and QT Dream Beds.
- A new state-of-the-art gym. filled with natural light and Life Fitness smart equipment allowing guests to monitor their activity through their own devices.
- Focus on sustainability with enhanced in room climate control via sensory technology and energy saving measures.
The Spring and The Green
The Spring is the Gold Coast’s most in-demand poolside precinct and evokes the exotic aquatic with it’s refreshing upgrade. Set amongst an oasis of lush greenery, tropical textiles contrast with a minimalist white and ivory palette and QT Gold Coast’s signature crisp black and white stripes. The Green lawn and terrace are a 185 square metre outdoor space available for hosting up to 150 guests. The use of 3.5 metre LED outdoor screen is available alongside festoon lighting and Palm Springs inspired styling.
With a range of unique spaces for the creative and curious, late 2022 will see the hotel unveil the full experience of the ultimate designer playground. A place for work, play and everything in between, a refreshing upgrade across conference and events, guest rooms and suites with ocean views and award-winning food and drink experiences awaits.