DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT QT MUSEUM WELLINGTON IF AUCKLAND IS THE CITY OF SAILS, CORPORATE DREAMS AND HIGH-RISE TOWERS, THEN WELLINGTON IS IT’S COOL, UNDERGROUND COUNTERPART. THE CULTURAL HUB HAS BECOME KNOWN FOR ITS ART SCENE, CRAFT BEER, UPCOMING EATERIES AND IT’S ALL-ROUND UNIQUE VIBE.
T Museum Wellington is no stranger to this and has been known for providing one of a kind accommodation in the capital. Known for it’s eclectic flavour, the Hotel has recently been bought and refurbished by Australian company, Event Hospitality & Entertainment, parent company of boutique hotel and resort brand, QT Hotels & Resorts. The Hotel is perfectly situated across from Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum and Wellington’s beautiful waterfront, filled with restaurants, markets and cafes. QT evolved the former, Museum Art Hotel, with no intention of taking away the existing charm. Instead, they looked
to modernise and evolve the iconic Art Hotel which had been developed over the last two decades by well-known Wellingtonian and supporter of the Arts, Chris Parkin.
“QT Museum Wellington embraces all of this and more, drawing on the creative hub that is Wellington.” Chris still maintains a key role in the fabric of the Hotel as the Hotel’s art ambassador, with his famous art collection continuing to be displayed in the public spaces. QT has not so much as replaced any of the Hotels originality
but has modernised it, displaying the art pieces with signature QT style. “Art, Design, Curiosities and a Dash of the Absurd” The Hotel is self- designed for travellers looking for a bespoke experience - and that is something it certainly delivers on. QT Museum Wellington is truly for those seeking an experience, not purely just a bed and a nice room. It strikes you from the moment you walk through. It has an almost Wonderland feel to it with a lobby that resembles more of an art gallery than a standard hotel. A creative haven to come and be inspired, it caters to those looking for something different, something out of the ordinary.