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QT Sydney

15 June 2015

Words: Marina Chetner Image: QT Sydney

A deft hand was required to transform the interiors of Sydney ’s majestic State Theatre and iconic Gowings men’s store into a boutique hotel, and design duo Nic Graham and Shelley Indyk delivered in spades.

Located steps away from the Queen Victoria Building in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, QT Sydney has added hip sophistication and a dash of quirkiness to the city’s hotel scene.

A dimly-lit first-level guest lounge adds a modernist touch with its eclectic collection of bespoke furniture; and sensual video art colours the reception area. Of the 200 guest rooms, those in the Gowings Building side meld original timber floors with dark stone bathrooms and freestanding baths. The adjacent State Theatre rooms feature exclusive Rothko-inspired carpets, collectables such as bowler hat lights shades, and pops of primary colours throughout. There’s also the brasserie restaurant, Gowings Bar & Grill, and SpaQ, to unwind from the city bustle directly outside.