Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Straight off the back of the announcement of Sydney’s newest design hotel, QT Sydney, opening in Sydney in September, comes the announcement of its Creative Food Director, Robert Marchetti.

Robert Marchetti joins QT Sydney with 24 years of experience as one of Australia’s favourite restaurateurs, in the last decade alone opening: North Bondi Italian; La Macelleria; Icebergs Dining Room and Bar; and Melbourne’s Giuseppe Arnaldo & Sons.

Prior to opening these iconic institutions, his cooking career began at the age of 14. Marchetti worked with his brother in renowned Melbourne restaurants such as Café Maximus, Marchetti’s Latin, and Marchetti’s Tuscan Grill and then many of Melbourne’s most popular restaurants during the 1980’s achieving his first Age Good Food Guide Chefs Hat for Marchetti’s Tuscan Grill and a third for Marchetti’s Latin Restaurants.

The Gowings Bar and Grill restaurant concept is brasserie in style and execution, with a strong focus on woodfired crustecea and seafood on rotisserie. With the design redefining modern day dining, the 120 seat Gowings Bar and Grill will match its sensory adventure with an alluring and hypnotic design ethos.

The multifaceted and bustling room houses a market-type alley for the freshest of Australian ingredients, mixed in with hand picked artisan producers and the edgiest, all engrossing art in the restaurant world.

QT Sydney is a hotel like no other in Australia. Melding two of Sydney’s grandest and most prominent historical buildings, QT Sydney (located between the Gowings building and State Theatre) will be the city jewel of the QT crown.

QT Hotels and Resorts is the concept of AHL, one of Australia’s premier entertainment, hospitality, tourism and leisure companies. Other properties currently in the portfolio for Qt Hotels and Resorts include the Gold Coast and Port Douglas resorts with other hotels flagged to open in the next 2 years.

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QT Sydney

The culmination of some hefty restoration work, the historic Gowings and State Theatre Buildings in Sydney’s CBD have been artfully revamped to see the introduction of Sydney’s newest hip designer hotel, QT Hotel. It’s a development we’ve been eagerly awaiting, with the gothic façades and features of the buildings carefully returned to their former glory, whilst inside the hotel possess cutting edge art and design featuring LED digital art, bespoke furniture and a strong use of bold colours makes clever interior design central to the hotel experience. And you can’t beat the location – it couldn’t be more in the heart of the city of it tried. The bowler hat lights are a favourite cheeky touch, but there’s a huge focus on art and design here. QT isn’t just about a place to lay your head.

QT Sydney is opening on 17th September 2012 and is the only Sydney hotel to be a member of the exclusive Design Hotels.

QT Sydney is located on George & Market Streets, Sydney NSW 2000
Stephen Howard
P: +61 2 8262 0000
M: +61 409 840 238
W: www.qthotels.com.au


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