Designed by Sydney-based architect Angelo Candalepas, with public spaces and rooms by QT's favourite designers, Nic Graham and architect Shelley Indyk respectively, QT Melbourne is an 11-storey concrete and stone modernist building on the site of the old Greater Union cinema.
It has 188 rooms and a floor dedicated to Pascale, the hotel's signature bar and grill, with an open kitchen, glassed-in wine rooms and expansive, luxuriously upholstered lounges. There's a ground-floor café and aperitivo bar called The Cake Shop, a rooftop bar, a Japanese-Korean laneway bar called Hot Sauce and, beside it, a shop that sells handcrafted Japanese knives.
QT Melbourne's rooms have an industrial look with concrete ceilings and spacious bathrooms screened by sliding doors of rippled glass and black metal. They also boast oak floors, leather furniture and large baths in that are more often than not located prominently in the main room. There is a calm elegance about QT Melbourne's guestrooms which are slightly less quirky than their interstate counterparts.
There's plenty of natural light and city views, with large windows at the ends of corridors, in public spaces and in rooms. We love that the minibar is filled with quality spirits such as Grey Goose vodka and West Winds gin, wine, snacks and a bottle of hot sauce of course!
Depending on which elevator you take up to your floor or up to the gorgeous rooftop bar you’ll be cheekily communicated with by either a French, English or Eastern European-accented voice over, so fun!