Quest Apartment Hotels doubles-up on openings

By Sarah Stowe | 09 Nov 2020 View comments

Quest Apartment Hotels is opening two locations today, one of which marks the network’s first foray into the Victorian town of Wangaratta.

Quest chief operating officer David Mansfield said We are very proud to bring a new dimension of accommodation product to the Wangaratta market in a prime location, managed and staffed by passionate and knowledgeable locals.”

The Rural City of Wangaratta CEO Brendan McGrath, said the new hotel will underpin a significant longterm cash injection for the local economy.

Wangaratta has an exceptional calendar of local events and activities throughout any given year, yet the shortage of accommodation in our city has ultimately driven tourists to surrounding areas, redirecting their retail and dining dollars away from the Rural City”, said the CEO

In addition to tourism , the area’s manufacturing firms, health and education providers and government organisations will attract corporate customers.

Quest Wangaratta | Inside Franchise Business Executive

Quest Wangaratta | Inside Franchise Business Executive

The completion of Quest Wangaratta marks the fourth Quest Apartment Hotel project for Albury based Joss Construction

Developed by longstanding development partner, Pellicano, Quest Preston’s official opening today marks the company’s third opening of 2020 and 42nd property in Melbourne. 

This exciting accomplishment is part of a busy schedule of activity for Quest in Victoria for the remainder of the year, with Quest Preston to be followed by the openings of Quest Wangaratta and Quest Ballarat Station”, said Mansfield. 

“Sitting in the Preston, Reservoir and Broadmeadows business corridors, Quest Preston will sustain accommodation needs in both the white collar and industrial sector, with state government offices, major retailers, training venues and call centres already in the area, and continued transformation on the horizon”, said Mansfield. 

The conference space at Quest Preston is driving considerable interest, with a large number of enquiries coming through from corporates seeking state of the art conferencing facilities for prospective activities late in 2020 and into the new year, pending restrictions”, he said.

Quest Preston will be operated by experienced Quest franchisees, Mark and Ky OShea and Liz and Steve Galea, who despite challenging market conditions remain highly optimistic. 

“While this is obviously a challenging time in Victoria, and even more so in metropolitan Melbourne, we are encouraged by a large volume of companies looking at how they will accommodate staff once restrictions have lifted, and families hoping to come to Melbourne over the Christmas and new year period, said Liz Galea.