Set to open in 2020, the Woods Bagot-designed 54 storey building will include 14 levels of designer QT Hotel accommodation below 35 levels of apartments.
The building design includes capacity for 205 standard deluxe rooms, 50 executive deluxe rooms and two QT suites.
The quirky designer hotel will feature a stunning three storey lobby void, which will be independent from the adjacent residential lobby. Hotel amenities will include a signature QT bar and grill restaurant which will also be open to the public, multiple meeting and event spaces, a ballroom accommodating 200 people seated and an alfresco infinity pool on the 18th storey.
Phillip Street’s world-class design will be a transformative project for Parramatta and provides the perfect home for an equally game changing hotel brand. We are extremely excited that QT Hotels have committed to this project,” says Coronation Property Managing Director, Joe Nahas.
“Parramatta deserves an operator of this class. And equally, tourists and business people visiting Parramatta deserve this level of accommodation and hospitality experience.”
QT Hotels’ signature designer, yet quirky spaces, combined with bold entertainment and relaxing guest experiences has become renowned in the hotel and hospitality sector since it opened QT Gold Coast in 2011.
“We are excited to be taking the quirky and unique QT brand to Parramatta and to be this thriving area’s first luxury design-driven offering,” said Event Hospitality and Entertainment’s Group Managing Director, David Seargeant.
“Parramatta is the ideal location with a thriving community and business district and world-class amenities.
“QT has become one of Australia’s most exciting hotel brands that is synonymous with art, design, fashion, architecture and entertainment, and sort out by design driven travellers.
“Coronation Property’s high standard of design for this project aligns perfectly with our brand making this such a great partnership,” he said.
Sydney Business Chamber Western Sydney Director, David Borger, said that QT Hotel’s commitment is further recognition of the growing status of Parramatta and western Sydney as an emerging major Australian metropolis.
“This recognises that Parramatta’s business community is growing rapidly and it’s also becoming a major tourist destination attracting premium visitors,” he said.
“In the next five years the economy is expected to grow by 30 per cent, to $30 billion, with many new businesses centring their operations in Parramatta, bringing with them an additional 29,000 white collar office workers looking to live in Parramatta.
“The arrival of QT Hotel’s boutique offering will further service the needs of these large businesses. Coronation’s contribution through the development of 8 Phillip Street is a major endorsement for Parramatta’s future growth and success,” Borger said.