The former historic David Jones building in Newcastle’s East End precinct will be converted into a new 106-room QT hotel which will feature a boutique rooftop bar, and QT signature dining concept and bar.
“Over the past 12 months we have secured four new QT locations, each unique to ensure we create the QT point of difference,” said Event Hospitality and Entertainment CEO Jane Hastings.
“Newcastle is Australia’s largest regional centre and with the $700 million Iris investment, combined with the $650 million NSW government investment, the city is being revitalised and QT will be at the heart of this precinct.
“QT Newcastle will be a result of transforming the heritage David Jones building into a 106 room hotel with a boutique roof top bar and signature dining experience, all true to QT style.”
Colliers International was responsible for securing the management agreement for the new boutique hotel which will open in 2020.
“This will be one of the most unique offerings that Newcastle has seen and is unlike anything available in the city so far,” said Christopher Milou, director of hotel valuations at Colliers International.
“Currently, there is no true luxury boutique hotel operating in the Newcastle market that captures the essence of area, its history and its growing cosmopolitan feel and we believe that the characteristics of the heritage building and QT’s experience will fill this void.”
The QT group of hotels is on a strong growth trajectory, with QT Parramatta and QT Adelaide set to open in 2021.