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First Look: QT Gold Coast unveils new-age luxury rooftop retreat

The exclusive six-cabin set-up operates as a sub-brand and separate to the rest of the hotel.

qtQT is a rooftop glamping-style retreat now available at QT Gold Coast.

Part glamping, part beach shack and part wellness retreat may perhaps be the best way to describe a new rooftop retreat introduced by QT Gold Coast as part of a new sub-brand experience operating separately to the main hotel.

Introduced as ‘qtQT’, the Gold Coast’s newest accommodation style consists of six luxury cabins with an outdoor kitchen featuring a wood-fired oven, smoker and Argentinian grill along with an al fresco dining area.

Nearby, there’s a shared lawn, garden and fire pit where guests can congregate and share their stay, with the qtQT experience designed for couples looking for a private getaway to share together or for groups to book as an exclusive getaway.

The rooftop retreat features six cabins and a communal open-air terrace.

The six cabins feature a king bed with separate lounge area, ensuite and private balcony, with guest amenities including a Dyson hair dryer and tablet to provide hotel information.

Unlike hotel rooms across the rest of the property however, guests saying at qtQT are encouraged to unplug and switch off, with cabins not featuring a television, replaced by board games and coffee table books.

Guests also have access to dedicated services provided by qtQT’s ‘Curator of Sunshine’, effectively a private concierge in place to help guests tailor their Gold Coast itinerary, help with all enquiries and curate on-site experiences for guests to enjoy.

EVT Chief Executive, Jane Hastings, said part of the hotel’s overall strategy is to innovate and commercialise under-utilised spaces, which in this case was its rooftop.

Bathrooms feature natural textures and locally-sourced amenities.

“When designing the overall QT Gold Coast upgrade, we identified a previously un-used lower-level rooftop,” Hastings said.

“We had been exploring the world of tiny accommodation and standing there as the sun set, we knew this would be the perfect location to trial our interpretation of this experience, the QT way.

“The cabins are low-key coastal cool, designed for the modern traveller, exclusive group stays or an innovative event option.”

While the qtQT retreat is designed to be an all-encompassing experience, guests do have access to all other public areas of the hotel such as additional restaurants and the ground-floor swimming pool and outdoor terrace area.

The six cabins at qtQT are priced from $359 per cabin per night.


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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 21 November 2022

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