With its strong focus on art and the creative industries, QT Sydney has forged a partnership with Australia’s number-one tourist destination – the Sydney Opera House.
Over the next 12 months QT and the Sydney Opera House will present offers and benefits to hotel guests and venue members as well as collaborate on a series of special experiences to be announced throughout 2016. This includes an accommodation experience to coincide with Vivid LIVE – the Sydney Opera House’s annual celebration of contemporary music on the nation’s most famous stages, held as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.
The QT & Sydney Opera House VIP Experience includes designer accommodation at QT Sydney, exclusive backstage access and a tour of the Opera House followed by cocktails in Vivid LIVE’s Deep Purple Pool Hall, while enjoying views of the illuminated Opera House sails and other stunning Vivid Sydney installations across the harbour.
QT guests will also have access to one-off, money-can’t-buy experiences including private tours and pre-sale Opera House ticket offers. They will also receive the latest Opera House news via the hotel’s QT Life blog, with its strong art and culture focus.
As one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres, the Sydney Opera House welcomes more than 8.2 million visitors a year, hosting 1,900 performances attended by 1.45 million people.
Sydney Opera House Director of Visitor Experiences said: “It’s great to be able to collaborate with other organisations to create new ways for people to discover the Opera House and the range of incredible experiences on offer here – from the greatest contemporary and classical music, inspiring speakers and creative shows for children and families, insightful tours and award-winning Australian cuisine. We’re delighted to be partnering with QT Hotels and look forward to welcoming their guests during Vivid.”
This is a fitting collaboration for QT given the hotel’s ongoing support of the entertainment and creative industries and historical preservation of two of Sydney’s grandest and most prominent heritage-listed buildings – The State Theatre and former Gowings department store.
Transforming the Sydney hospitality scene in September 2012 and a member of the exclusive Design Hotels collection, QT Sydney is recognised for its artful revamp of two historic buildings, with the gothic façades and features of the buildings carefully returned to their former glory. The hotel’s interiors possess cutting-edge art and design featuring LED digital art, bespoke furniture and a strong use of bold colours, with entertainment and unique experiences central to the QT brand.
Located right in the heart of the Sydney CBD and a short stroll to the Sydney Opera House, QT Sydney continues to push its artistic boundaries through clever collaboration and its support of local and emerging talent, events and festivals in Sydney’s burgeoning art, design and performing arts scene.
The QT & Sydney Opera House VIP Experience includes: