Queenstown’s newest hotel, QT Queenstown, is resonating strongly with overseas visitors. Since opening, December 2017, the boutique hotel has sold close to 19,000 experiences to visitors from over 17 countries.
General Manager QT Hotels in New Zealand, Simon White believes the design-led hotel with breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, combined with its friendly and engaging staff, ticks so many boxes for international visitors.
“When you’re visiting another country it’s so important to feel welcome, special and excited about where you are staying. We’re receiving rave reviews about the attention to detail that not only our staff provide guests, but also about the design of the hotel. Visitors from overseas literally ‘pinch’ themselves waking up to the dramatic scenery QT Queenstown offers. There is nothing else like QT in Queenstown.”
Designed by the internationally acclaimed Nic Graham, there is a sense of intrigue as with all QT Hotels but White says it’s also about belonging.
“Given Queenstown’s fantastic sense of freedom with its expansive lake and grand mountains, the QT Queenstown design concept was to make people feel the freedom to be sporty or part of nature or even just relaxed in the hotel but feel at one with the intense scenery out your window. There are stunning pieces of art, strategic uses of copper throughout the hotel and a suspended fireplace that brings together the vintage and contemporary aspects of the hotel.”
QT Queenstown offers designer bathrooms, with luxurious deep baths and amenities, several options of room inclusions and packages, while the rooms are decorated with locally sourced items, all of which are available to be purchased.
“Queenstown is home to a number of talented artists and well as artisan food craft. It’s about show casing this but also having some fun. The mini-bar has been a real hit, complete with Central Otago wine, treats from The Remarkable Sweet Shop alongside quirky items such as a bespoke Natty tote bag and Pocket Hotty.”
Even the food served pays homage to the abundance of flora, fauna and livestock of the Central Otago region. QT Queenstown’s Bazaar Interactive Marketplace recreates the traditional marketplace with a unique twist. With an ever-changing menu to ensure the freshest in season produce, the developed palates of the most discerning foodies leave satisfied and intrigued. Reds Bar, is the perfect spot for drinks pre or post dinner boasting the best views in Queenstown.
Americans are embracing QT Queenstown in high numbers, as are Australians, the English and Chinese and with winter not too far away the ski town will also attract Europeans wanting to experience a Southern Hemisphere winter.
“We couldn’t be happier with how the hotel is rating. QT Queenstown is our second QT in New Zealand, the other being QT Museum Wellington which was also unveiled in 2017. The brand has really appealed to our international guests as our fellow New Zealanders, and off the back of this we are definitely looking for other suitable possibilities to expand the QT offering in New Zealand, with Auckland being a priority.”