QT renovation gives resort fifi ve-star result
THE-LONG awaited $6.5 million five-star rebranding of the former Rydges Sabaya Resort will be officially unveiled tomorrow.
Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHD) managing director David Seargeant will arrive in Port Douglas to see the birth of QT Resorts in the Far North.
The Port Douglas resort is only the second Rydges resort to undergo the fivestar makeover after the Gold Coast and management is keen to attract a strong local following with the new bar and restaurant.
QT Hotels Resorts and Hotels food and beverage director Dave Galvin said the bar and restaurant area had undergone a complete renovation and will be now known as the Estilo bar and Bazaar.
“With the Estilo bar we’ve created a relaxed, laidback, European-inspired environment featuring a tropical cocktail list,” he said.
“Food available in the bar will include wood-fired pizzas, Mexican prawn cocktails, tuna tacos and beef short rib sliders and we’ll also be doing barbecues on the weekends.
“We’ve created a new outdoor area where people can sit down and relax and we’ll have DJS on the weekend.
“On the Gold Coast, the QT bar has become a big favourite with the locals and that’s something we want to replicate here, to provide somewhere locals can enjoy themselves in a fun and friendly casual environment.”
The restaurant has been replaced with an “interactive marketplace” suggested by its new Bazaar moniker.
A smorgasbord of seafood including fresh oysters, mussels, scallops and prawns and a mouthwatering collection of lamb shanks, beef cheeks and prime cuts will compliment a selection of vegetables and Asian delicacies.
Diners will also be able to order a tasting selection which can be cooked to order.
The official unveiling of QT Resort will take place about 6pm tomorrow night.