Taking inspiration from its vibrant beachside location and throwing in a few quirky surprises, the QT Gold Coast Hotel brings designer fun to Surfers Paradise. For the first in a series of Gold Coast designer hotels, architects needed to create an eye-catching design that captured the vibrancy and fun of its surrounds.
The result is “a mix of nostalgic surfer chic combined with Miami catwalk cool,” said Nic Graham. Bright colours and patterns offset smooth timber finishes for a collage of designs and ideas that is vivid but not overdone. Lighting plays a key part in the fit-out. Lighting designers PointOfView have used custom pendants and discrete spotlights to create ambience in the Stingray bar.