A Scotch and a Shave

Drink, Events, Play, Sydney / 23 February 2014

You know you’re in for an interesting night when even the lift that takes you to your destination has a story. Through sensor technology, elevators at QT hotel Sydney ascertain how many people are riding and play music as it sees fit. My man and I are alone in the lift when ‘Just the Two of Us’ starts playing. If I’d been flying solo ‘Are you Lonesome Tonight’ was likely to come on.
But the actual journey really starts when we step into spaQ, one floor above the hotel lobby. Any F Scott Fitzgerald groupie would be forgiven for thinking they’d stepped into the roaring twenties. Instead of Leo at the door though, the sound of clinking glasses and the heavy aroma of an exciting evening welcomed us.

spaQ foyer

On this occasion we’re here to celebrate the launch of Chivas Regal and spaQ partnering to create the perfect gentlemanly match. Nowhere could this gentleman’s drink be more at home than at the original, white-tiled Gowings department store barber shop. Complete with tattooed barbers, dressed in MJ Bale suits looking very distinguished.
spaQ Barber Shop with MJ Bale dressed shaveologists

“Maintaining one’s grooming habits has always been the mark of a gentleman and, in turn, the Chivas Regal drinker…so it was a seamless and fitting collaboration in which we are delighted to participate”, said Valeria Catterini, Brand Manager of Chivas Regal at Pernod Ricard Australia.
As promised, the night was a truly civilized affair. Guests were treated to an old school style shoe shine (had my heels done!), straight edged razor shave or a buzz cut and sampling of the 12, 18 and 25 year old scotch whiskey from Chivas Regal.
These heels have now been touched by a professional

Chivas Regal whiskey sour, anyone?

The scotch whiskey brand has a permanent display at the spaQ Barber Shop. Those who book in for a treatment will be able to sample premium scotch whisky from Chivas Regal including the 12yo and 18yo.
Chivas Regal 25 year old on the rocks

What about the ladies? spaQ’s story does not end with men’s grooming.  Listed as one of Conde Nast Traveller’s best new spas in 2013, spaQ also offers the bee’s knees in head-to-toe treatments using Uspa and Kerstin Florian products. The Hammam-inspired steam room and gothic relaxation lounge complete the experience.
spaQ relaxation lounge

Without a doubt, spaQ is time warpingly sexy. Send your man (and tag along) to QT Sydney men’s style package, QT Man – from $420 per night the package includes:
• Min 2 nights’ accommodation in a QT King Deluxe
• A private suit fitting at MJ Bale with 25% off
• A shave at the QT Barber
• 1 x 45 min treatment – choice of relax massage or Uspa facial
• A 200ml bottle of Chivas Regal 18 yr old
• Breakfast daily for 2
• Valid until 24th Dec 2014 and subject to availability

SpaQ, QT Hotel Sydney
49 Market Street, Sydney
Tel no. +61 2 8262 0088

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