QT Queenstown is one of the area’s newest hotels, having opened in early December.
Designed by interior designer Nic Graham, complemented by carefully curated graphics from Fabio Ongarato and in-room stylings by Anna Roberts, the property’s interior evokes a signature QT sense of place. Graham created the interiors for a myriad of spaces, Ongarato designed environmental graphics which draw back to the identity narratives and Roberts delivers the design journey within QT Queenstown’s 69 guest rooms and suites.
Namesake and leading the charge of the multi-disciplinary design studio Fabio Ongarato Design, Ongarato developed the identity, art direction brief and suite of collateral for QT Queenstown, including signage and interior graphics for the property.
His work is evident upon entering the Lobby and elevators, as guests will be greeted with QT’s tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the landscape – saturated colours, vintage characters and emphasis on summer and winter sports in the form of a custom graphic, a collaboration between Graham and Ongarato.
Ongarato says: “It reveals a multitude of experiences and individual memories, each told from the perspective of awe inspiring scenery. We celebrate the diverse appeal of the area, its rich and dynamic landscape of journeys waiting to be explored.”
“The best experiences in NZ are found, when you get to know a local who knows the land. From the woman who spins yarn for us in Arrowtown, to the man on the North island who hand crafted pieces of our rooms,” said Roberts on curating the QT Queenstown guest experience.
Adding to the QT Queenstown’s design experience is the hotel’s staff. The ‘costumes’ have been designed by renowned costume designer Janet Hine, who is well-known for her costume design at Granada Media and Costume Couture.