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Posted on: 05 June 2013

QT Sydney, the most stylish new arrival in downtown Sydney in more than a decade, is now the place to stay for Sydney’s biggest party of the year, the 35th Annual Sydney Mardi Gras.

One of the largest gay and lesbian celebrations on the planet, the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade kicks off at 7:45pm on Saturday, March 2nd, right in QT Sydney’s backyard, at the foot of Elizabeth Street in downtown Sydney.

With its cutting-edge design, hip and fashion-forward clientele and buzzy nightlife scene, QT Sydney is the ideal spot for revellers before, during and after Sydney Mardi Gras 2013.  The hotel’s Parlour Lane Roasters is the place to go for an early-evening aperitif (including one of the signature selections from the Negroni Menu, a first in the city), while the Gilt Lounge offers hand-crafted cocktails by some of Sydney’s best bartenders.

The QT Sydney’s signature European-style brasserie, Gowings Bar & Grill, is the hottest table in town and the perfect spot to indulge in pre- and post-parade delights, from Crispy Free Range Berkshire Pork, Full Blood Wagyu Steak on the Grill and Wiener Schnitzel, to a Grated Detox Organic Vegetable Salad and Ocean Trout Tartare.

And when it’s time to recover from the weekend’s raucous events, there is no better place to relax than at the hotel’s signature spaQ.  Guests can choose from a selection of indulgent massage treatments, Facial Therapy and K-Lift Therapy by Kerstin Florian and body wraps—or simply unwind in Sydney’s only hammam.  Or take a seat in the Barber Shop at spaQ for a signature cut-throat shave.

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About QT Sydney:

Through extensive restoration, the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) are artfully revamped to create Sydney’s new designer hotel, QT Sydney. The eagerly awaited development returns gothic façades and features of the buildings to their former glory, bringing cutting edge art and interior design to the QT experience through LED digital art, bespoke furniture and bold colour. Located in the heart of the city, more than a place to lay your head, it is a creative space to dine, drink and live. QT Sydney opened September 2012 and is the only Sydney hotel to be a member of the exclusive Design Hotels group.

QT Sydney
George & Market Streets, Sydney NSW 2000


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Stephen Howard
PR & Promotions Manager
QT Hotels & Resorts

49 Market Street Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 2 8262 0000 | M: +61 409 840 238
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