QT MUSEUM HOTEL OVERNIGHT RATE FROM $230 (SUPERIOR KING)
In a city with quirk as its middle name and an inner art critic lurking within every visitor, the QT Museum Hotel slotted in ever so smoothly when it opened opposite the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in January. A $12 million makeover of the original Museum Art Hotel, the QT rebranding has kept the curation of high and lowbrow art, and added touches such as night caps and emergency bow ties. When it comes to eats, book ahead for the much-lauded Hippopotamus, serving classic French fare among peacock plumes, hot pink velvet and chandeliers. If you prefer Gangnam style, Asian fusion street food bar Hot Sauce has just opened.
You’ll also find an indoor lap pool, gym, sauna and seven meeting rooms on-site to mix business with pleasure.