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  1. QT Gold Coast pool
    Photograph: Supplied | QT Gold Coast
  2. QT Gold Coast lobby
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Time Out says

Retro resort vibes and luxury attention to detail combine at one of the Gold Coast's finest five-star hotels

While each hotel in the QT’s nationwide portfolio channels its own distinctive style, there’s a consistently quirky originality to their respective looks and feels that lets you immediately know you’re in a QT establishment the second you enter. But this artsy-luxe aesthetic isn’t mere design chutzpah for design chutzpah’s sake. Taking their cues from local history, QT hotels pay homage to the heritage of their surroundings and the Gold Coast outpost is no exception. 

Summoning the spirit of the Gold Coast’s golden ear of the ‘60s and ‘70s, when this stretch of Queensland was a playground for the great and good of Australia, the retro, disco-fabulous style of the hotel’s lobby pairs these winks to past with playful yet modern finishes. Major renovations in late 2019 have refreshed all of the hotel’s 293 rooms and suites, picking up flashes of the kaleidoscopic colours and yesteryear chic seen in the lobby, set against a crisp, white, beach-shack style complete with ‘Queensland beach house’ beds.

Where the QT Gold Coast stands apart from its sister sites is its resort spirit, exemplified by its stunning pool lido and proximity to the lapping waves of the Pacific ocean. The expansive pool area transports guests to Miami, with its sharp, East Coast Deco monochrome design and tropical landscaping. Guests can lay out under the clear blue Queensland sky on a sun lounger, or seek shade in one of the classy cabanas while enjoying a refreshing drink from the Spring pool bar, which specialises in classic and signature cocktails. 

For a more substantial feed, the QT’s flagship in-house fine diner, Yamagen, offers some of the best Japanese cuisine in the area. Booking ahead is advised since it’s a huge hit not only with guests but locals too. Visitors can also enjoy a range of dining options at the hotel’s two other eateries: its buffet restaurant Bazaar and the Mexican cantina-inspired tequila bar Stingray. 

Those in search of pampering can head to the QT’s signature SpaQ, which offers a range of beauty and relaxation treatments. But to really up the ante, the qtQT cabins, perched in a tropical oasis atop the hotel, offer the ultimate in private luxury. These beach-hut-inspired dwellings pair all the creature comforts of a five-star stay with a laid-back, secluded atmosphere, perfect for travellers looking to get away from it all while keeping one foot in civilisation.

Maxim Boon
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Maxim Boon


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