QT Auckland appoints GM ahead of opening

QT Hotels and Resorts has announced Doron Whaite as general manager for the soon to open QT Auckland.

Scheduled to open mid-year, QT Auckland will open at Viaduct Harbour Avenue and mark QT’s third New Zealand property.

Whaite has been a key member of the QT senior management team for the past three years, contributing to the QT product offering, brand and culture. Most recently, he’s been driving hotel strategy and operations at QT Sydney, after successfully developing QT Perth’s Rooftop Bar and the award-winning Santini Bar & Grill.

Whaite will commence his new role on March 16, after relocating to New Zealand.

“I want to create a unique hospitality precinct that is loved by New Zealanders and international travellers alike,” he said. “Beyond its luxurious accommodation offering, the hotel’s design-led public spaces and signature restaurant and rooftop bar will make QT Auckland the ultimate playground for locals.”