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Quest opens tenth Brisbane property

Today Quest Apartment Hotels opened its tenth Brisbane property and second in the suburb of Chermside – Quest Chermside on Playfield at 38-40 Playfield Street.

Located just 10 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD and 15 kilometres from the airport, Quest Chermside on Playfield is ideally positioned within an up-and-coming growth corridor of the Sunshine State’s capital city. The surrounding area comprises residential, commercial, institutional and recreational facilities, while neighbouring the infrastructure-rich suburb of Lutwyche.

Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana expressed his excitement about opening the brand new Queensland property within one of Brisbane’s most promising commercial centres.

“Chermside is seen as the primary economic and employment hub of Brisbane’s northern region; key industries driving this growth include health care, retail and manufacturing. The local economy is going from strength to strength with growing demand for Quest’s unique style of high quality corporate accommodation,” Mr Sanjana said.

“I am thrilled to open Quest Chermside on Playfield today – our third opening in the state this year taking the total of Quest properties in Queensland to 17. Queensland is one of our key growth markets and are very excited to further solidify our local presence and reaffirm our commitment to investing in the state’s future.

“According to Tourism and Events Queensland, international business visitors to the state grew by 11.5% in the year ending June 2015, with total international visitor numbers increasing by almost 8%. Domestic business tourism increased by a significant 28% during the same period.”

“I look forward to a very bright future in Queensland as we continue to expand Quest across the state, and thank everyone involved in opening this brand new property today,” he concluded.

Quest Chermside on Playfield Franchisee, Nicole Carr expressed her enthusiasm about the new property and pride in being part of the ever-growing Quest network.

“I am simply elated to welcome the first guests to the brand new Quest Chermside on Playfield today. I am proud to be part of the premium Quest Apartment Hotels network and feel confident in the offering we have established here in Chermside,” said Ms Carr.

“We are ideally located within close proximity to Queensland’s largest retail centre – Westfield Shoppingtown, in addition to Prince Charles Hospital and Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital. Our guests also have easy access Burringbar Park and the Chermside Aquatic Centre, where they can maintain their fitness while they travel.”

“Just 15 kilometres away from the airport with easy access to both bus and railway links, our convenient location will ensure guests dealing with early flights and tight schedules have greater peace of mind.”

“I am so grateful to the team here at Quest Chermside on Playfield, in addition to everyone at Quest corporate head office for making this possible. I must also extend my thanks to the local council and business community for their support over the past few months during this journey – it has been a very humbling experience.”

“I can’t wait to offer Quest’s high quality standard of accommodation and guest experience, ensuring Quest Chermside on Playfield quickly develops a reputation as the provider of choice in the area,” she concluded.

The coming 18 months sees an extensive pipeline of new property openings for Quest across Australasia, opening in 13 locations. In addition to Chermside on Playfield, this includes: West Perth, Mounts Bay Road, East Perth and Fremantle (WA); Chatswood, St Leonards, Newcastle, Bella Vista and Macquarie Park (NSW); Dandenong Central (VIC); Port Adelaide (SA); and Petone (New Zealand).