Design Hotels’ latest addition to their chain offers its guests a fusion of the colourfully edgy and the historically iconic. Set within two of the city’s heritage-listed buildings, in the heart of the central business district, QT Sydney promises chic accommodation whilst showcasing original design pieces of the thirties. Design Hotels brands its baby a “truly designer Sydney hotel”, boasting not only a coffee house and bar/grill, but also its own club, Gilt Lounge, set to attract the city elite after hours with adventurous cocktails in intimate surroundings. If a break from the cosmopolitan buzz is needed, you can find yourself unwinding in QT Sydney’s day spa, SpaQ, or on one of the city’s numerous sandy beaches, many of which are within 5 miles of the hotel. It may not overlook the Opera House or Harbour Bridge, but location is by no means compromised when staying at QT – the tourist hotspots are within easy reach, and the immediate surrounding area is brimming with art, fashion and cuisine. The quirky interior courtesy of Nic Graham & Associates, combined with all that culture on your doorstep makes QT one of the coolest renovations, let alone hotels, in Sydney.