EVT announces the first QT Hotel in Asia 


EVT Hotels & Resorts will open its first QT outside of Australia or New Zealand (ANZ). 

With a presence in Australia, New Zealand, and now Singapore, QT continues to redefine premium designer lifestyle accommodation across the Asia-Pacific region.

EVT, a proud Australasian leader in the hospitality industry, is delighted to announce that Hotel Telegraph in Singapore will transform into QT Singapore this September, the first QT Hotels & Resorts property in Asia. 

Awarded the management contract for the property in December 2023, EVT has been operating Hotel Telegraph at full capacity before closing its doors on 1 April 2024 to undertake an extensive QT transformation. 

QT Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most dynamic hotel brands, with QT Singapore becoming the designer hotel collections' first property in Southeast Asia, expanding the network outside of ANZ. QT Singapore will see the culturally rich site of the former Hotel Telegraph transformed into the Group’s newest hub of playful luxury, with a full-scale refurbishment currently underway. Renowned for distinctive design, immersive experiences, and exceptional ‘unexpected and unrequested’ signature service, the multi-award-winning QT plans to reignite premium designer lifestyle accommodation in Southeast Asia. 

The EVT Design team, in partnership with interior designer Nic Graham, will bring the distinctive QT style to life with its renowned unique character, immersive experiences, and signature food and beverage. The property will undergo a revolution of its food and beverage offerings to showcase EVT’s award-winning culinary expertise, including the rooftop bar and pool to become Rooftop at QT, and the opening of a signature bar and grill. With more details to come, the bar and grill will nod to the property’s heritage. 

Drawing inspiration from the local climate and the building’s historical architecture, the newly designed property will blend rich colour palettes with bold patterns to curate a future stay that celebrates and reflects the tropical island’s vibrant beating heart.  

CEO of EVT, Jane Hastings says, “It’s a great moment for EVT to bring the design-led, vibrant world of QT to Singapore. This is a pleasing step forward in our hotels network expansion strategy, and we are delighted to be working with Sunray to make Singapore the first QT hotel outside of Australia and New Zealand. QT Singapore will be led by some of our award-winning talent and will be a destination for international travellers to relish and local guests to discover. Offering elevated food and beverage concepts and QT’s award-winning signature quirk and service philosophy, we are excited to introduce the energy and vibrancy that guests already love in Australia and New Zealand, to Singapore.” 

Charles Tan of Sunray Singapore, hotel owner says, “We are thrilled to introduce QT to the dynamic city of Singapore, in collaboration with EVT and Sunray Singapore. With its rich cultural tapestry and vibrant energy, Singapore is the perfect canvas for the QT brand to weave its magical guest experiences. EVT's expertise in the Australasian hospitality industry, coupled with Sunray’s shared commitment to innovation and excellence – having the extensive experience of major restoration heritage icons of Singapore like Raffles Singapore and National Gallery Singapore – ensures that QT Singapore will set a new standard for premium designer lifestyle accommodation in the Asia-Pacific region.”  

Synonymous with QT Hotels & Resorts, QT Singapore will boast a charmed city location. Situated next to Lau Pa Sat hawker centre, one of Singapore’s iconic attractions, and in the heart of the financial district, the hotel will offer effortless convenience for corporate and leisure guests. 

Delivering QT’s bold and creatively charged hospitality, QT Singapore has been designed in partnership with interior designer Nic Graham and will feature: 

  • Luxurious QT redesigned guest rooms and suites 
  • Signature bar and grill 
  • Rooftop at QT bar and pool, a vibrant retreat with sublimely curated cocktails surrounded by the city skyline 
  • Bespoke private dining for intimate celebrations and formal business meetings 

The four-storey heritage building with captivating neo-classical façade and architecture was first built in 1927 and played an influential role in Singapore’s telecommunication history for nearly a century. With prior conservation-led restorations, the transition to a luxurious designer QT hotel marks an exciting new chapter for the property. 

QT Singapore is accepting bookings from 16 September 2024. For more information and to make a booking, visit qtsingapore.com