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Newcastle is set to welcome a new five-star hotel.

After the 113-year-old heritage-listed David Jones building on Hunter Street closed its doors to the public in March 2011, it has undergone a stunning transformation and will re-emerge as an iconic east end landmark in April 2022.

QT Newcastle will offer 104 guest rooms and suites, public areas and private function spaces. 

The Hunter Street site will also boast a yet-to-be revealed signature dining concept and a rooftop bar with sweeping views across the city and its waterways.

QT Hotels and Resorts’ Group general manager Callum Kennedy says the highly-anticipated designer hotel is set to bring a less conventional appeal to the revitalised East End precinct. 

“We look forward to being a part of Newcastle’s resurgence, and welcoming the community as a part of ours,” he said. 

“QT Newcastle will live and breathe with the same energy and vibrancy guests love from the world of QT. 

“The hotel will be championed by QT’s luxurious quirk from design to signature service. It will be unlike anything the local hotel market has seen before.”

QT Newcastle is being brought to life thanks to development group Iris Capital

The Sydney-based development group responsible for Victoria and Albert in Broadbeach, Queensgate in Potts Point, as well as numerous hotels, pubs, and a casino, has invested $700-million on the reinvigoration of the East End.

The hotel joins several projects currently being undertaken in Newcastle, including upgrades to the CBD, the addition of the Museum Place Civic Link, upgrades to the Foreshore Precinct and West End developments. 

Long-time QT collaborator and designer Nic Graham says the hotel’s interior design celebrates the city’s surroundings, drawing inspiration from the elements earth, water and light.

“We have reinvigorated an iconic heritage building, respecting and maintaining the raw shell and layering contemporary life within,” he said.

“It’s a nice reminder of the human spirit, that we all come from something. 

“We have created a cocooning interior through colour blocking and juxtaposing textures, which evoke the history of Newcastle.”

QT Newcastle will offer its guests stunning views of Newcastle’s Harbour, the Christ Church Cathedral and beyond to the Pacific Ocean, all framed within floor-to-ceiling heritage windows.

Bookings and further information can be found at qtnewcastle.com.

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