The iconic Museum Art Hotel has changed its name following a $12 million makeover. QT Hotels, a boutique design-driven hotel collection, have taken over the hotel , which is now called QT Museum Wellington.

QT hotels are inspired by and embody the unique culture of their locations. QT Museum Wellington delivers a unique experience blending art, design and a dash of surrealism, resulting in cool luxury. QT Museum Wellington also features high tech spaces and a top quality restaurant Hippopotamus.

The spaces were designed by renowned architect and designer Shelley Indyk. Indyk has sought to offer a touch of Hollywood glamour while respecting the hotel’s heritage. Indyk has also included quirky touches, from night caps to emergency bow-ties and other odd amenities.

QT Managing Director, David Seargeant, says the refurbishment and rebranding represents the evolution whilst paying homage to the unique history of the hotel. “In acquiring this iconic hotel brimming with personality which has become a favourite for visitors and locals alike, we wanted to evolve and build on its unique character,” he said. “We have developed this by highlighting the eclectic feel whilst ensuring the quirky character of the QT brand features strongly.”