49 Market St, Sydney 2000
Design Hotels has ‘remixed’ two iconic buildings in the Sydney CBD to create the latest in their line of QT hotels. The reincarnation of the historic Gowings department store and heritage-listed State Theatre will be housing guests from September. The interior design concept is bold and playful, and important historic elements like original timber floors, retail showcases, gargoyles and facade details have been carefully restored.
The 200 guest rooms come in 12 different styles – most equipped with a signature oversized bathtub and shower and unique design pieces that reference the buildings’ past. The restaurant, The Gowings Bar and Grill continues the quirky vibe of the hotel both with its decor and food. Parlour Lane Roasters provides snacks and coffee. A new designer spa concept, spaQ will feature an array of facials and body treatments.