QT Auckland on track for 2020 opening

Safety and wellbeing are the top priority as construction teams get back to work.

After a brief pause on construction, work has resumed on QT Auckland to ensure it is ready for opening in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The former Viaduct Harbour office building is being converted into a 150-room hotel, complete with a signature dining concept by chef Sean Connolly, a rooftop bar and conferencing spaces.

Spice News originally reported on the hotel announcement in 2018.

“QT Auckland is on track to open its doors later this year, despite the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19,” said Simon White, general manager of operations New Zealand at Event Hotels & Resorts.

“While we took a brief pause in construction, development is now well underway to bring QT’s bold and creatively-charged hospitality to Viaduct Harbour in 2020 as planned.”

QT Auckland is being developed in partnership with Russell Property Group and Lockwood Property Group.

Brett Russell, managing director at Russell Property Group, said the safety and wellbeing of the teams on the project is the number one priority.

“Dominion Interiors resumed construction at Alert Level 3, with teams adhering to Ministry of Health guidelines with robust systems in place for distancing, cleaning and contact tracing,” he said.

“We’re excited by the progress of this project and the liveliness QT will bring to Auckland later this year.”

While the details of designer Nic Graham’s plans are still under wraps, upon opening guests can expect the usual QT quirks with an Auckland twist.

QT Auckland will become the tenth QT Hotel and the third in New Zealand, joining the QT Wellington and QT Queenstown.

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