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QT Hotels to open first-ever Asian property with the arrival of QT Singapore

The Australian hotel group is set to open in the Lion City this spring.

Australia’s QT Hotels is set to enter Southeast Asia when QT Singapore opens later this year, in September 2024. 

The design-led hotel will be the brand’s 11th project, joining seven QT hotels in Australia and three in New Zealand. It is the hotel group’s first foray into Asia, with Singapore a smart move for the QT brand thanks to the city-state’s popularity as both a stopover and playground for food lovers and luxury tourism.

Singapore is no stranger to top-pedigree Australian hospitality talent. Last year, Josh Niland’s Fysh opened in the new Edition Singapore, joining West Australian expat Dave Pynt’s Burnt Ends in Dempsey Hill and Victor Liong’s Quinino in Artyzen Singapore. But the arrival of QT’s Singapore property marks the rare export of an Antipodean hotel into the competitive Asian market. 

The soon-to-open QT Singapore will be located in the 1927-built Eastern Extension Telegraph building, situated next to the much-loved Lau Pa Sat hawker centre, where visitors and locals enjoy smoking satay and bowls of laksa. 

Naturally, QT Singapore’s dining options will pull inspiration from the Lion City’s rich culinary landscape, but with an Australian lens. There is promise of a signature bar and grill and a scenic rooftop bar, too, with more details on the hotel’s food and beverage offerings yet to be announced.

QT Singapore hotel suite
Suite at the soon-to-open QT Singapore hotel

The building’s historic façade will remain, and Australian interior designer Nic Graham has been enlisted to bring QT’s playful yet refined style to life inside with an extensive renovation blending forward-thinking design with heritage. Guests can expect QT’s bold, creative flair alongside luxurious rooms and suites and amenities such as a gym and rooftop pool. 

General manager Doron Whaite will be at the forefront to welcome guests, bringing his experience from QT Auckland and QT Perth. The brand has been operating the property, formerly known as the Hotel Telegraph since December 2023, and its transformation to QT Singapore is due to be complete on 16 September 2024.

Bookings for QT Singapore are now open for 16 September onwards. To book, visit qthotels.com/singapore.

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