Set within the heritage-listed Gowings department store and State Theatre, QT Sydney is intrinsically linked to the world of culture and art. Long admired by art aficionados for its collection of artwork and design pieces, the hotel is further cementing its reputation as a major player in the Sydney art scene through a partnership with Light Show at the Australian Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).
In celebration of the exhibition coming to Australian shores, QT Sydney has created a bespoke “Light it Up” package which offers hotel guests guaranteed access to Light Show at the MCA. Following a sell-out showing at London’s Hayward Gallery, Light Show has taken up residency in Sydney’s iconic MCA, exploring the phenomenal aspects of light and its versatility as a sculptural medium. Through its support of this exhibition and role as the museum’s official partner hotel, QT Sydney continues to establish itself at the forefront of contemporary art and design.
The 200-room QT Sydney, a member of Design Hotels, is set within two of the city’s most iconic buildings – the historic Gowings Department Store and heritage-listed State Theatre. While the facades have been restored to their former glory, inside is a mix of original features, curated art installations, eclectic artefacts and quirky design pieces inspired by the retail and theatre history of the buildings. Dramatic LED art walls are framed by restored art deco and baroque details, next to show-stopping spotlights and ornate gilt display cases throughout the hotel.