Kate Atkinson

QT Sydney

  • Where:
  • Why:A local wanting to play a game of "getting to know you" with her hometown
  • When:November 2012
  • Who:Kate Atkinson
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QT Sydney Elevator graphics. This is all a bit David Lynch's nightclub with music and visuals that change according to passenger. Rave on.

Elevator graphics. This is all a bit David Lynch's nightclub with music and visuals that change according to passenger. Rave on.

QT Sydney The Lobby. Bright chairs, film lighting and so much eye candy awaits as you check in - I didn't know where to look. The impact is that you feel you're starring in your own travel roadshow.

The Lobby. Bright chairs, film lighting and so much eye candy awaits as you check in - I didn't know where to look. The impact is that you feel you're starring in your own travel roadshow.

QT Sydney The Lobby - Powder Rooms.

The Lobby - Powder Rooms.

QT Sydney The bedroom. Comfortable, super soft bed. Not such a fan of the rug but c'est la vie....

The bedroom. Comfortable, super soft bed. Not such a fan of the rug but c'est la vie....

QT Sydney The bathroom. Deep, deep tub to soak off a day of wandering, dining & small bar hopping in Sydney.

The bathroom. Deep, deep tub to soak off a day of wandering, dining & small bar hopping in Sydney.

QT Sydney Espresso Martinis are not my fave, but the presentation of <br data-src=

Espresso Martinis are not my fave, but the presentation of
this one is all a bit Alice in Wonderland, and alluring...

QT Sydney Hotel bric-a-brac and curiosity cabinet.

Hotel bric-a-brac and curiosity cabinet.

QT Sydney Animal coat hangers...so that the members of Taronga Zoo (also worth a Sydney visit) can stare at you while you get changed.

Animal coat hangers...so that the members of Taronga Zoo (also worth a Sydney visit) can stare at you while you get changed.

QT Sydney Definitely a hotel for those who like their HIP defined - I am <br data-src=

Definitely a hotel for those who like their HIP defined - I am
more low key, but these light letters are cool nonetheless.

QT Sydney The staff were SO super friendly. The customary red hair <br data-src=

The staff were SO super friendly. The customary red hair
thing & uniforms define this hotel - fast, flashy, fun.

QT Sydney The hotel's glitzy facade glistens beckoningly on Market <br data-src=

The hotel's glitzy facade glistens beckoningly on Market
Street just next to Topshop, so you can't miss it.

Highs & Lows

  • The in-house barber with Mr. Bond and The Don treatments available for the busy male.

  • The interactive elevators.

  • Pioneering Sydney boutique and stepping hotels up a notch.

  • The bed throws & kitschy design details.

  • The staff uniforms, especially the pinstripe on reception.

  • Mannequin overload – remember, less is more.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 37/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Nu age retro with a splash of cash

  • Location

    The old Gowings building, Market Street, Sydney

  • Rooms

    200 designer guest rooms

  • Music

    Funk & House

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    Public Areas: Nic Graham + Associates | Rooms: Indyk Architects

  • Health & Wellness

    No - but there is a spa

  • Restaurant

    Gowings Bar & Grill, and Parlour Lane Roasters (for a pedestrian coffee)

  • Bar

    The Gilt Lounge (for a late night session)

  • Children

    noway.com

  • Price

    A bang for your buck

TOP SHOP

TOP SHOP

Topshop, 45 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Goodgod Small Club

Goodgod Small Club

Goodgod Small Club, 53-55 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

KINOKUNIYA 

KINOKUNIYA 

Kinokuniya, The Galeries, Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

QT Sydney

QT Sydney

QT, 49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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