Posted on April 28, 2015
Fabulous, sophisticated, and quirky; QT Gold Coast is a stylish resort that shines through the competition as a genuinely unique product in an over-saturated market.
Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, the Gold Coast offers a wide variety of accommodation options; however, QT rises above the standards and delivers a resort like no other. Upon entering the foyer you are immediately immersed in a fusion of retro styling, amazing (and well dressed) customer service, and luxurious spaciousness that is buzzing with atmosphere.
QT Gold Coast obliterates the stereotype of classic coastal accommodation and replaces it with an ambient 60’s vibe that does not sacrifice quality. Staff are adorned in quaint retro uniforms, art deco furniture deliberately splayed across the expansive open plan setting flattered by colourful and bold paintings and artist-fashioned fixtures with the entire look and feel tied in by custom lighting giving the resort an infectious charm.
The glamour doesn’t stop at the lobby, the dining areas are alight with atmosphere and style from the beautiful restaurants to the café and bar, QT maintains a high standard of sophistication throughout the hotel.
Bazaar is renowned across the Gold Coast as a top choice for fine dining. Like all things QT the restaurant comes with a twist. The scene recreates a traditional marketplace with a mosaic of fresh produce and delicious cuisine woven into the patchwork across the room. Aromatic scents float from the wood fire pizza oven, while vibrant organic salads accompany the pot roasts who sit next to Asian woks and platters of fresh seafood. Proud chefs line the room ready to help serve their magnificent creations, describe the complexities of their dishes, and discuss wine pairings and cocktail recommendations. With your plate as a canvas and many colours to choose from, your dining experience is guaranteed a rainbow of deliciousness.
If you prefer your gustation with gusto, then Yamagen Sushi and Teppanyaki Bar will more than deliver! This entertaining experience is dinner with a show of skill, dedication, and performance as the personable chef’s dice, chop, and slice a variety of dishes from rib eye fillets and chicken breast to Atlantic salmon and Moreton Bay bug to kangaroo and tofu before they land on the sizzling hot plates in front of the captivated audience.
Casual but cool, Fixx café offers fine foods on the go, with a fantastic organic menu that culminates at the extensive and mouth-watering desert section filled with treats including meringue, rocky road slice, red velvet cupcakes, and more. Sourcing only the freshest local produce the chef’s create traditional and innovative dishes for both breakfast and lunch in the form of snacks, full meals, aromatic coffees or fresh smoothies. Drop by on your way out or to settle into your own nook and enjoy the ambience from early morning to 3pm.
Set in a Californian Baja theme that is utterly befitting to the Gold Coast, Stingray Bar is where the nightlife starts in Surfers Paradise. Fitted with over 50 in house tequilas that contribute to the well curated cocktail menu, the atmospheric bar offers ocean views, quirky and quick-witted bar tenders, and a sultry, candle-lit sex appeal. As well as an intriguing vibe, the bar boasts some tantalising cuisine including, but not limited to slow spit roasted Cuban pork belly tacos, famed hot wings, or the Colonels finest chicken burger. These considerations elevate Stingray to a status above your average hotel watering hole.
After enjoying the hedonistic pleasures of amazing food and a few tantalising drinks guests can revel in the delights of the luxurious SpaQ who offer services and treatments to soothe the mind, body, and soul. Fully qualified therapists intuitively personalise all treatments to suit individual requirements and desires. In fact you can book an appointment without specifying a treatment type and allow your therapist to select something that suits your needs in the moment you arrive to achieve complete relaxation and rejuvenation.
QT boasts the retro styling, unique cuisine, and lively atmosphere of an exclusive brand of accommodation, but still offers the staples of a 5 star resort including a fully equipped gym, 24 hour reception and room service, resort shop, porter service, valet parking, tours desk, conference facilities, dry cleaning and laundry services and stunning outdoor pool and spa.
The real differences and unique touches that make QT special can be found among the 297 beautifully designed rooms. Upon entering the suites you will find vibrant and matching his and her thongs in beach bags to make use of as you please. They beckon you towards the golden sand beaches, however, if you make the mistake of sampling the bed, you are doomed to an afternoon of in-room movies or naps, as the bedding is so unbelievably comfortable they feature predominantly in the TripAdvisor reviews as having converted even the fussiest of sleepers. Finally the hair dryers can be found in bags hanging underneath the sink for ease of access; these little touches that you don’t expect but truly appreciate make the experience all the more special.
QT delivers all the glitz and glamour one could hope for in a lifetime, however, the resort has been known to attract glamour hogs who can up their intake simply by stepping outside into the heart of Surfers Paradise. You are immediately within easy walking distance of the famous golden sand beaches, fantastic shopping, great restaurants, and lively nightlife.
If culture, fashion, art, food, and wine are your cup of tea QT will absolutely astonish you. It is a touch of friendly and attentive customer service mixed with a heaping of quirk, stirred through gently with designer style set to cool on the balcony of an iconic beach destination and iced with a dash of palatable cuisine that makes a QT experience complete. Serve with a peppering of happy family and enjoy.