New Sydney Hotel Prepares to Open

The transformation of two landmark buildings in Sydney will be complete on September 17 with the opening of QT Sydney, a 200-room property that is already a member of Design Hotels, and the third member of the QT Hotels & Resorts group (

And while the hotel is new, its structures are historic: QT Sydney combines the former Gowings department store and the adjacent State Theatre at the intersection of Market and George Streets. Both the Gothic, Palazzo-style Gowings building and the State Theatre (an amalgam of Gothic, Venetian and Art Déco influences) opened in 1929.

In addition to 200 guest rooms (which we hear will cover a dozen different design styles), QT Sydney will also include The Gilt Lounge, the Gowings Bar and Grill, the Parlour Lane Roasters café, the spaQ (complete with six treatment rooms, Sydney's first hammam, a nail salon and an old-fashioned men's barber-shop) and meeting space for up to 200 participants. 

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