QT Queenstown | Guest Room | Nic Graham

Second QT Set For New Zealand

Nic Graham design for Queenstown hotel incorporates alpine theme

Boutique Design

Australia’s QT Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans for its second locale in New Zealand, the 69-key QT Queenstown. Slated to open Dec. 1, the lakeside hotel’s interiors were created by a team that was spearheaded by longtime QT collaborator Nic Graham and also included Anna Roberts, Janet Hine and Fabio Ongarato.

QT Queenstown | Lobby | Nic Graham

A rendering of the QT Queenstown lobby. Image: Courtesy of QT Hotels & Resorts

Project participants say the hotel’s design was inspired by such local natural landmarks as Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, and features an understated alpine narrative through most of its spaces.

The hotel’s signature restaurant, Bazaar Interactive Marketplace, opened in March on the building’s sixth floor and features exposed surfaces, a herringbone-patterned floor and leather strap details. Also on this level is the Reds Bar.

QT Queenstown | Exterior

An exterior rendering of QT Queenstown. Image: Courtesy of QT Hotels & Resorts

QT’s first hotel in New Zealand, the 160-key QT Museum Wellington, was featured in The Buzz section of Boutique Design’s March 2017 issue. The Queenstown hotel will be the brand’s ninth location overall.