Quest Apartment Hotels, Australasia’s largest and fastest growing apartment hotel operator, has started its expansion into the UK market, and the work has begun on site this week in Liverpool.
‘Quest Liverpool City Centre’ is located on Church Street, along one of the city’s biggest retail strips and adjacent to the landmark Liverpool ONE complex and is set to be completed in 2019. The existing building is a 1950s commercial office building with retail across the ground and first floors. Quest will convert the existing vacant office space on levels two, three and four and construct additional levels five and six to create 100 serviced apartments, reception, conference room, gym and back-of-house facilities.
Quest Apartment Hotels offers a ‘home away from home’ to extended stay business travellers in key cities, regional towns and suburban locations across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. With a 160-strong portfolio, this is set to increase worldwide over the next five years, with 27 properties currently in the pipeline and 12 under construction in its home markets.
Previous comments made in the initialy announcement on 1st November 2017:
Andrew Weisz, Director of UK Development at Quest:
‘Hospitality brands have a huge role to play in opening up City Centre locations for business again, but against a backdrop of economic uncertainty – it is clear that businesses want to spend travel budgets wisely. We’ve immersed ourselves in the UK market in recent months and can see the potential for the aggressive expansion of both our brand and the apartment hotel industry here.’
Encouraged by the government’s Northern Powerhouse strategy, the brand has chosen Liverpool as the home of its first property outside Australasia.
Michael Ward, British Consul-General and Director General, UK Department for International Trade, Australia and New Zealand said:
‘We’re delighted to have been working with Quest on their UK expansion plans. In the past 12 months alone, DIT has assisted over 100 Australian businesses expand to the UK – more than ever before – an indication of both the ongoing strength of the UK economy and the high level of interest in the UK market from innovative Australasian companies.'
For more information on Quest Apartment Hotels, go to www.questapartments.co.uk.
Read more about this project here: https://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/quest-liverpool