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QT Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Multiple Wins At HM Awards 2023

Posted on: 27 November 2023

Australasia’s design-led hotel collection, QT Hotels & Resorts, were acknowledged for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence at the prestigious 21st HM Awards, on November 24, 2023. 

Esteemed for its innovative design, luxury offerings, and renowned destination dining, the award-winning collection solidifies its position as one of the most loved and dynamic hotel brands in Australia and New Zealand. Among the awards received, QT Sydney proudly claimed the coveted title of ‘Boutique Hotel of the Year’ for the second consecutive year and the collection’s most recent addition, QT Newcastle, was awarded ‘Regional Property of the Year’. 

At QT, people are paramount in delivering the brand’s philosophy of ‘expect the unexpected’, paving the way for unforgettable guest experiences. This commitment to their signature service and nurturing industry talent was also recognised with wins in categories such as ‘New Zealand General Manager’ and ‘ Hotel Chef (New Zealand)’.   

Reflecting on the triumphs, Group General Manager Callum Kennedy said, “What an incredible way to conclude the year – celebrating the exceptional achievements and accolades of our team. QT remains committed to innovation, disruption, and our unwavering dedication to delivering the unexpected.” 

As the leading industry awards, the HM Awards honour the top properties, individuals, and brands across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. This year saw QT Hotels & Resorts, part of EVT, stand out across 52 categories, with 35 properties and team members making it as finalists, securing multiple awards and commendations.  

Winner – Boutique Hotel – QT Sydney
Winner – Regional Property – QT Newcastle
Highly Commended New Zealand Luxury Hotel – QT Auckland 
Highly Commended Hotel Restaurant – Gowings, QT Sydney 

Winner – New Zealand General Manager – Doron Whaite, QT Auckland 
Winner – Hotel Chef (New Zealand) – James Laird, QT Auckland  

Hotel Brand of the Year
Highly Commended 

Innovative Collaboration – QT x Four Pillars: Gilded Chaos Gin
Highly Commended 

With a focus on art and design, QT Hotels & Resorts offer a personalised guest experience, unforgettable dining and a signature touch of quirk. One of Australia’s most loved and dynamic hotel brands, the group includes the flagship QT Sydney, QT Bondi, QT Newcastle, QT Canberra, QT Melbourne, QT Gold Coast, QT Perth, QT Wellington, QT Queenstown and QT Auckland. QT will call Parramatta home in 2025. 


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