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Spotlight on Natasha!

Over the 8 years that I have been in the spa industry my passion for it keeps on growing. I have had the opportunity to work in some of the most exquisite day spas, one in particular lead me to spaQ. As a Senior Therapist and Trainer at Uspa’s very own spa Immersion in Melbourne, […]


Keep Calm and give spaQ!

We know that there are people in your life who make every day worthwhile. Loved ones who are friends who feel like family, or family who feel like friends. They give love, support kindness, and most importantly their time. They listen, they love, and they deserve to be both celebrated and spoilt. spaQ wants to […]


Soothing sounds of April

This month we are all about chilling out. Here are some tunes to get you in the mood to do sweet nothing. Bon Iver – Skinny love Zero 7 – Destiny Nitin Sawhney – Sunset Coldplay – Strawberry Swing Jack Johnson – Better Together  


Yum, rum!

Here are a coupe of our faves. Some boozey treatments go beyond the wine rack and feature the likes of Bourbon, Rum and even Tequila.  Take a look at these innovative concoctions Location: Vail, Colorado This spa has created a whole menu of services featuring beer, which is said to have an array of skin […]


spaQ tip for April!

Researchers studied the sleeping habits of 210 people and found that women who didn’t get enough sleep were ‘more hostile and angry’ in the mornings compared to men who got the same amount of time in bed. The research found that women suffer more mentally and physically if they don’t get a good night’s sleep […]

Special Two Night Stand

2 night stand extended for 2013!

Due to popular demand QT Gold Coast have now extended the Two Night Stand package for 2013. Priced from just $225* per person, the package includes luxury designer accommodation, daily marketplace breakfast for two adults and one dinner for two at Bazaar, the hotels signature restaurant. The perfect combination for a cheeky weekend away! *Subject […]

Bike Taxidermy

Bicycle taxidermy

one’s wood-filled study. Or it’s weird and creepy, with the sad beady eyes of animals that have been conquered or have passed away always looking on. But in a less frightful, more inventive approach to taxidermy, which is also a good show of recycling, comes bicycle taxidermy. With examples of these repurposed works adorning the […]

I'm With you 2

I’m with you!

We’re still high on BDO chilli P here at QT and we’d like to make special mention of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers latest album ‘I’m With You’. Their tenth studio album, ‘I’m With You’ is the bands first album with feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, following the departure of John Frusciante in 2009. The album […]

Rainy Day Tips 2

Ten ways to spend a rainy day on the Gold Coast (lifesaver!)

When the ‘Sunshine State’ turns into the ‘Saturated State’, how does one spend their days? Well, on the contrary to popular belief, a world of fun does exist beyond the Gold Coast’s beach culture. Here are our top 10 tips for a rainy day on the GC: 1. Indoor Rock Climbing Whether you’re a novice […]

The Man Bike

The man bike

Though highly practical, a wicker basket fastened to the front of a bicycle can err on the side of the feminine. A slightly more discreet yet laddish option is the Bicycle Seat Barrel Bag from Walnut Studiolo. With a design that fuses the aesthetics of an antique steamer trunk with the practicality of a St […]

Home of Pro Bloggers

QT Gold Coast home of Pre Bloggers 2013!

For the first time ever, the inaugural ProBlogger Training Event is headed out of Melbourne and up to the sunny Gold Coast. Scheduled for Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September, the countries top bloggers are tipped to embark on a weekend of sun, surf and sand…oh, and some serious Blogger Training. While the final schedule […]

Qtique Must Have

QTique must have!

A gorgeous permanent fixture in each of the hotel guestrooms, the QT’s signature Cockatoo lamps have certainly become one the most popular items at Qtique Gallery Store. Sitting perched on the bedside table, the Cockatoo lamps designed by ‘Have You Met Miss Jones’, come to life at sunset with a soft iridescent glow. Use the […]

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Staff Profile - Chris Barns (1)

Staff spotlight on Chris Barnes!

Chris Barnes – Front Office Supervisor Best thing about your job I do love the people I work with, but I most enjoy the excitement of the things the QT is involved in. More and more we are having conferences, events, and people come through the hotel that are really fun to show what being part of the QT is […]

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

In the wake of the recent redux of roots music, American outfit The Lumineers has put its own spin on the genre, creating an honest and rustic collection of tunes. In each of the band’s songs, lyrical narratives are organically intertwined with melodies that experiment with the limits of the banjo, cello, mandolin and piano […]

Retro Dreamer Cecil Beaton

Retro dreamer – Cecil Beaton

“Be daring, be different, be impractical” With the QT Fashion Week and Awards Gold Coast just around the corner we are loving everything fashion, photographic and unique. This week we’re taking a closer look at the iconic Cecil Beaton. There were many feathers to Cecil Beaton’s cap (including careers as an illustrator, painter, Academy Award-winning […]

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