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QT Hotels & Resorts Unveils QT Newcastle Opening April 2022

Posted on: 20 December 2021

QT Hotels & Resorts is delighted to unveil the first look of the highly-anticipated QT Newcastle. The designer hotel collection’s first regional hotel will open its doors in April 2022, bringing a world less conventional to Newcastle’s revitalised East End precinct.  

Enriching the respected history of Newcastle’s East End, QT Newcastle is housed within the heritage-listed, 113-year-old David Jones building on Hunter Mall. Designed with new beginnings and renewal at the forefront, every touch point soaks up the region’s majestic sand to sky. With 104 guest rooms and suites, public areas and private function spaces, the hotel will also boast a yet-to-be revealed signature dining concept and a rooftop bar with sweeping views at every vantage point.  

QT Newcastle is being brought to life with development group, Iris Capital. Iris Capital have invested $700-million on the reinvigoration of the East End, with the hotel leading the charge. Newcastle has been undergoing rapid growth, seen in the CBD with the Museum Place Civic Link, Foreshore Precinct and West End developments. QT Newcastle will form part of the city’s future as a place for cutting-edge innovation, boasting the charm of a culture-rich city with the attraction of a regional, beachside town.  

QT Hotels & Resorts’ Group General Manager, Callum Kennedy says, “We look forward to being a part of Newcastle’s resurgence, and welcoming the community as a part of ours. QT Newcastle will live and breathe with the same energy and vibrancy guests love from the world of QT. The hotel will be championed by QT’s luxurious quirk from design to signature service. It will be unlike anything the local hotel market has seen before.” 

Long-time QT collaborator and designer Nic Graham, together with the EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment Design Team, have curated a stay in celebration of the city’s surrounds, creating a transformative escape for each individual guest. Drawing inspiration from the elements; earth, water and light, Graham has refracted a visual feast.  

Guests will delight in the reference to the changing hues of Newcastle’s coastline across all touch points, while stunning views of the Harbour, the Christ Church Cathedral and beyond to the Pacific, are framed within rejuvenated floor-to-ceiling heritage windows.  

Nic Graham said, “We have reinvigorated an iconic heritage building, respecting and maintaining the raw shell and layering contemporary life within. It’s a nice reminder of the human spirit, that we all come from something. We have created a cocooning interior through colour blocking and juxtaposing textures, which evoke the history of Newcastle.” 

QT has pioneered the philosophy of ‘expect the unexpected’, with every property delivering an experience which combines local influences and lashings of signature quirk, ensuring each hotel is a character in its own right.  

QT Newcastle is now accepting bookings from 17 December. For more information and to make a booking, visit 


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