Quest’s expansion continues with the opening of three new properties
Quest Apartment Hotels continues its expansion across Australia, with three new hotels opening at Quest Dandenong Central (VIC), Quest Macquarie Park (NSW) and Quest Fremantle (WA), introducing 328 rooms to the business accommodation market.
Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana welcomed the opening of the three new properties all within one week, which only further exemplifies the robust confidence the leading apartment hotel operator has for growth within the Australian accommodation market.
“Each new property demonstrates Quest’s continued commitment to providing premium accommodation options to customers across Australia. We are delighted to have opened properties in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this week and have great confidence in the success of each one of them.
“Introducing 328 new rooms to the Australian accommodation market is a milestone achievement, which caps off an outstanding year of growth for Quest Apartment Hotels, and we are greatly looking forward to rolling out a further 7 new properties opening in the next couple of years,” he concluded.
Quest Dandenong Central – now open
Quest Apartment Hotels has opened the $25m development of Quest Dandenong Central, part of Australia’s second largest renewal project – the $290m Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative.
Located at 2-10 Walker Street, Quest Dandenong Central, developed by the Pellicano Group, features 95 apartments comprising of studio, one, two and three bedroom configurations. The property also includes on-site parking, a conference room and gymnasium.
Dandenong is approximately 30km southeast of Melbourne’s CBD and is a hub of commercial and industrial activity, producing almost half of Victoria’s manufacturing output. Other key economic drivers include government services, health and research, and real estate.
Quest Dandenong Central Franchisee Tim Cross, who for the last nine years held various sales management roles within Quest corporate office and has recently made the transition to becoming a Quest franchise business owner, expressed his eagerness to provide the premium service Quest customers have come to expect.
“I am thrilled to be welcoming our first guests to Quest Dandenong Central and am very excited to be joining the thriving Greater Dandenong business community. Quest’s impeccable reputation, paired with its extensive internal support systems, have really set me up for success in the future.”
“Quest’s presence in the heart of Dandenong’s business district is extremely important as it provides a high standard of accommodation which will support the revitalisation of the area and the overall city development, as it continues to expand into a destination of choice for both business and leisure travellers,” said Mr Cross.
Quest Macquarie Park – now open
This Monday, guests were being welcomed at yet another addition to Quest Apartment Hotels’ New South Wales portfolio, in the bustling business centre of Macquarie Park.
Quest Macquarie Park, located at 71 Epping Road, was developed by Goodman and features 111 apartments over six levels, with a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom options. The new hotel also includes on-site parking, a conference room, BBQ area and gym.
By 2030 Macquarie Park is said to become Australia’s fourth largest CBD after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and is already the second largest business district in Sydney, and the third largest commercial office region in New South Wales. Quest will now provide much needed short and long stay apartment hotel accommodation to business and leisure travellers, within the expanding Macquarie Park Business District.
Quest Macquarie Park Franchisee Shane Anderson, expressed his excitement about joining the Quest network, operating within the new booming corporate centre of Sydney.
“Quest Macquarie Park will provide much sought after new apartment hotel accommodation for corporate travellers, with the City of Ryde anticipating an additional 40,000 jobs to be created as industry leaders move into the thriving business centre.
“I’m looking forward to bringing Quest’s high standard of accommodation to our guests, ensuring we provide them with a quality experience each time they stay with us. It’s an exciting time and we know this property will quickly become the preferred accommodation option in the area,” Mr Anderson said.
Quest Fremantle – now open
This Monday, Quest Apartment Hotels opened Quest Fremantle, an $18m development located at 8 Pakenham Street, as part of the development of Fremantle’s Kings Square.
Developed by Sirona Capital, Quest Fremantle features 122 apartments comprising of studio, one and two bedroom configurations. The property also includes an on-site gymnasium, conference room and rooftop terrace.
This weeks opening is a continuation of Quest’s assertive growth strategy in Western Australia, whereby 5 hotel properties and 491 rooms have opened since August 2015. The leading apartment hotel operator will add a further 182 rooms to the local market in 2017, with two more new properties in the WA pipeline.
The City of Fremantle is currently undergoing its largest development in 28 years, to transform land in front of Fremantle Harbour and the Swan River into one of the biggest waterfront developments Perth has ever seen. 16,000sqm of retail space and 30,000sqm of high quality office space will be added within the city centre, further establishing Fremantle as a hive for both tourism and business in Western Australia.
Quest Fremantle Franchisee, Bram Newbold said he is thrilled to be providing travellers with a much needed new accommodation option in the historic port city.
“I am delighted to open the doors of Quest Fremantle, I believe the location is ideal for ensuring success, positioned in the heart of Fremantle, one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and one of Lonely Planet’s 2016 top 10 cities.
“The existing 1920’s heritage façade is integrated with the new building and represents Fremantle’s capacity to combine the old with the new; the building holds significant heritage value and has now been repurposed to provide accommodation to both business and leisure travellers within the newly developed area,” said Mr Newbold.
The pipeline of 7 new property openings in the coming years across Australia, shows more substantial growth for Quest. In addition to Dandenong Central, Macquarie Park and Fremantle, this includes apartment hotel properties in: Midland and Innaloo (WA); Newcastle West (NSW); 478 St Kilda Road and Traralgon (VIC); and Eight Mile Plains and Springfield (QLD).
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