Set within the heritage-listed Gowings department store and State Theatre, QT Sydney is intrinsically linked to the world of culture and art. Long admired by art aficionados for its cleverly curated collection of artwork and design pieces, the hotel is further cementing its reputation as a major player in the Sydney art scene through a partnership with Light Show at the Australian Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).
In celebration of the exhibition coming to Australian shores, QT Sydney has created a bespoke 'Light it Up" package which offers hotel guests guaranteed access to Light Show at the MCA. Guests will also enjoy an overnight stay in a luxurious QT Deluxe King Room, featuring the hotel's signature aesthetics with unique design pieces and original art, as well as breakfast at Gowings Bar & Grill.
Following a sell-out showing at London's Hayward Gallery, Light Show has taken up residency in Sydney's iconic
MCA, exploring the phenomenal aspects of light and its versatility as a sculptural medium. With almost 20
installations and sculptures by international artists from the 1960s to the present, Light Show brings to Sydney
some of the most visually stimulating artworks seen in recent years. Through its support of this exhibition and role
as the museum's official partner hotel, QT Sydney continues to establish itself at the forefront of contemporary art and design.
The 200-room hotel is set within two of the city's most iconic buildings – the historic Gowings Department Store
and heritage-listed State Theatre. While the facades have been restored to their former glory, inside is a stunning
mix of original features, curated art installations, eclectic artefacts and quirky design pieces inspired by the retail
and theatre history of the buildings. Dramatic LED art walls are framed by restored art deco and baroque details,
next to show-stopping spotlights and ornate gilt display cases throughout the hotel.
Rates from 370 AUD, available from April 16 – July 5, 2015.