First Look: QT Museum Wellington Hotel

Here's your first peek inside Wellington's newest hotel

The new QT Museum Wellington hotel. Picture / Supplied

Here’s your first peek at the capital’s brand-new QT Museum Wellington hotel, which opens its doors this week following a $12 million refurbishment.

The opulent boutique hotel, formerly the city’s Museum Art Hotel, has been completely overhauled by Indyk Architects’ Shelley Indyk, whose refit offers “a touch of Hollywood glamour”. It has been designed so the iconic property’s eclectic art collection can continue to be displayed at its full potential.

Each of the hotel chain’s seven stylish properties across New Zealand and Australia are designed to reflect their location, and the QT Museum Wellington was informed by the city’s creative culture.

The hotel has 24 premiere Harbourview rooms outfitted in QT’s signature hip and quirky style, four of which are ready for guests. The remaining 20 will open over the next few weeks. Features in each include night caps and emergency bow-ties.

Its Hippopotamus Restaurant and Bar has been carried over into the refurbished hotel, and will continue to serve French-inspired cuisine under the close watch of executive chef Laurent Loudeac. There are plans for a new restaurant, Hot Sauce, at the property by the middle of the year, which will specialise in Japanese and Korean street food.

The next hotel on QT’s lineup is QT Queenstown, opening soon on the two rear blocks of the Rydges Lakeland Resort site.

QT Museum Wellington is at 90 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington

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