Quest opens in Penrith as the region transitions to third major city in Sydney
The doors have opened at Quest Penrith, 83 Lord Sheffield Circuit, increasing the brand’s offering in New South Wales by 115 rooms.
Quest Penrith is positioned to capitalise on Sydney’s transforming economic landscape, with Penrith transitioning from a regional centre to the state’s third major city. Greater Western Sydney is Australia’s third-largest economy and has been identified by the State Government as a key corridor for future economic development, urban renewal and infrastructure.
Quest Apartment Hotels General Manager – Growth, James Shields said Penrith was a centre with strong potential and ambitions for growth.
“Opening Quest Penrith provides an opportunity for strong business growth, with the region’s target of creating 25,000 new dwellings and 40,000 new jobs by 2031.
“Penrith is set to be a major beneficiary of the $59 billion Western Sydney Airport development, with the project expected to create long term employment opportunities for the wider region.”
Quest Penrith franchisee Phil Willey said he was looking forward to welcoming the first guests after months of preparation.
“Quest Penrith is my third franchised business under the Quest Apartment Hotels banner. I can’t thank Quest corporate office enough for the tremendous support in the running of my businesses on a day to day basis,” said Mr Willey.
“In the past five years, overnight visitation to Western Sydney has grown by 59 per cent, so the Quest Penrith team and I have great confidence that the property will be a valuable addition to Quest’s NSW portfolio.”
The property features 115 apartments over seven levels, comprising studio, one and two-bedroom configurations, and includes on-site parking, a conference room and gym. The hotel is located adjacent to Penrith railway station within walking distance of Westfield Penrith.
The broad pipeline of 12 new property openings over the next 18 months across Australia, New Zealand and the UK, shows substantial growth for Quest. In addition to Penrith, this includes properties in St Kilda Road, Notting Hill, Burwood East and
NewQuay (VIC); Canberra City Walk (ACT); South Perth foreshore (WA); Orange (NSW); Quest on Manchester, Quest Tauranga Central, Quest on Tuam and Quest Mount Eden (NZ) and Liverpool (UK).
For more information visit www.questpenrith.com.au
About Quest Apartment Hotels
Quest is the largest and fastest growing apartment hotel operator in Australasia with over 165 properties located across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Established in Melbourne, Victoria in 1988, the growth of Quest has been achieved through its commitment to meeting the accommodation needs of the extended stay business traveller.
In July 2017 Quest Apartment hotels announced its acquisition by one of the world’s leading serviced residence network, following a 60% increased investment in the business by Singapore-based The Ascott Limited (Ascott). Ascott is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-listed company, CapitaLand Limited – one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. The company operates under five international brands – Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, The Crest Collection and lyf. Ascott has over 500 properties globally, including 10 in Australia.
Quest properties are managed by franchisees who follow a proven and successful franchise model.
For more information on Quest Apartment Hotels, go to www.questapartments.com.au
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