A match made in arty beachside heaven, QT Hotels & Resorts has officially announced an exciting collaboration between celebrated Australian-born, London-based artist Shaun Gladwell and their newest boutique hotel property QT Bondi.
Commissioned in consultation with QT Hotels & Resorts Art Curator Amanda Love, Gladwell will be QT Bondi's featured artist with permanent displays of artworks inspired by the Bondi landscape.
“Shaun Gladwell draws extensively on the intense physical energy of the local context, blending kinetic movement with the landscape to evoke a brooding almost calming and still sense of romance” said Amanda Love. “This provides a fascinating juxtaposition against the almost extreme sport experience to provide a thoughtfully measured perspective that truly connects with the Bondi experience.”
Shaun credits this Bondi experience as a rich breeding ground of inspiration for his work. “Filming 'Storm Sequence' at Bondi started a long love affair I've had recoding the kinetic energy of the landscape and I really love that. The Bondi landscape was essentially my studio for many years and my QT commission really encapsulates the energy and vibrancy of the local context through digital and sculptural mediums” Mr Gladwell said.
QT Bondi's 69 individually-styled luxury guest suites have been designed in collaboration with renowned hotel designer Nic Graham of Nic Graham and Associates to capture a quintessentially chic Bondi experience, featuring original work by Shaun Gladwell in the hotel lobby.
Blending an exhilarating mix of barefoot luxe, chic beachside glamour and all the privileges and sophistication of a world-class boutique hotel, bespoke detailing and designer finishes provide a dramatically fresh yet elegant interior with all of QT Hotels & Resorts signature quirk.
With the very best of the Bondi lifestyle at their fingertips, guests of QT Bondi will enjoy access to Pacific Bondi's peerless world class services and amenities, including valet parking, Pacific's Health Club and a vibrant dining, entertainment and retail precinct that offers exquisite menus, unparalleled experiences and designer stores overlooking a spectacular beachside vista.
Perfecting the art of living in the heart of Sydney's most famous sea-side locale, QT Bondi which will open in November 2015, will be the only boutique, high-end hotel on Bondi's seen-and-be-seen Beach.
About QT Hotels & Resorts
QT Hotels & Resorts first put its stamp on the Australian tourism sector with the launch of QT Gold Coast in 2011. The unique and exciting property delivered the first injection of QT's signature designer spaces with bold entertainment and intriguing yet relaxing guest experience. Now one of Australia's most loved and dynamic hotel brands, the family of properties include QT Gold Coast, QT Port Douglas, the flagship QT Sydney, QT Falls Creek and QT Canberra.
Adding to its portfolio of stunning boutique hotels and resorts, QT is set for expansionwith new properties to open in the next year, including QT Bondi, QT Melbourne and QT Wellington – this marks QT's first international property.