by Zac in Cool Travel on Monday 24 June 2013

The Lost At E Minor team recently got together in Sydney and the hotel we turned to first to cap off the evening was the strikingly original QT Sydney. The 200-room flagship QT property is housed within the historic Gowings and State theatre buildings. The design reflects this history, while carrying with it an edgy, vibrant and at times quirky aesthetic. We love great design, and with the QT you get this front and centre at every angle. The experience was memorable.

Situated on the corner of George and Market Streets, the QT Hotel is bang in the middle of Sydney’s CBD. On check-in, guests are directed to one of the two buildings. Our room was in the Gowings wing. Boring, narrow-corridor hotel this is not! The lobby is generously large and full of eclectic design. The staff are young and buzzing. One whole wall has a dedicated video screen.

Our room had a variety of styles which while diverse, were combined in a confident and compelling way. Polished wooden floors and high ceilings arched back to the original days of this beautiful building, while quirky designer pieces provided top note and complemented a highly modern, grey granite bathroom. Lighting in the room was carefully considered, while the heavy curtains dulled the morning light to allow for a generous sleep in.

You can hear – well… nothing. Our room was quiet, with the busy streets below blocked out with the double glazed windows and the solid walls meant perfect isolation from guest in this busy part of Sydney.

The room itself was spotless. The sunken spa bath generously large and made for perfect preparation for our night out.

Our room had complementary Nespresso machines, boutique tea, and was set-up for a much needed pre-evening cocktail.

The QT Sydney is a truly designer hotel that has lit up Sydney’s hotel scene.