Quest strengthens NSW presence
Quest Serviced Apartments opened Quest Liverpool in Sydney’s West yesterday, kicking off an impressive pipeline of new property openings in New South Wales.
Quest Nowra is next on the timeline, scheduled to open for business on 30th April in one of NSW’s busiest regional business centres, shortly followed by Quest’s second Albury property – Quest Albury on Townsend on 4th May.
Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana expressed his confidence in the strength of Quest’s aggressive growth strategy in the state and the future success of the new properties.
“Liverpool, Nowra and Albury are perfect examples of how Quest meets the accommodation needs of the corporate market across Australia. All three economies are strong, with a number of major projects underway including the multi-million dollar Kurrajong Road (Liverpool) and Princes Highway (Nowra) upgrades, and the redevelopment of the Albury Art Gallery,” said Mr Sanjana.
“The City of Liverpool is thriving, home to 13,600 local and national businesses, with 35,000 new jobs projected by 2036. Economic activity in Nowra and the City of Shoalhaven is doing well and we believe significant investment in the region will continue. Albury is quickly establishing itself as not only a key business centre, but also a cultural destination.”
“I congratulate our new Franchisees – Tom Wang at Quest Liverpool and James Blanchett at Quest Nowra, along with Noel and Madeleine Wood and Natasha and Jason Callewaert at Quest Albury on Townsend – for working hard to get to this point. I know all three properties are in good hands and look forward to their future success,” he concluded.
Franchisee of Quest Liverpool, Tom Wang was thrilled open the brand new property today, bringing a wealth of experience to the role, having run his own businesses in Canberra for over five years.
“I thank Quest for the opportunity to be a Franchisee and can say with confidence that its high standard of accommodation has been maintained here at Quest Liverpool, ensuring guests will have nothing but the best,” Mr Wang said.
“Badgerys Creek Airport is underway just 19km away, which will significantly decrease travel time to the area, greatly benefiting the flourishing local business community. We’re also within close proximity to Westfield Shopping Centre and Liverpool Plaza, ensuring our guests are entertained on their downtime,” he concluded.
James Blanchett has taken on the role of Quest Nowra Franchisee after more than two years with Quest Corporate Head Office as NSW Area Sales Manager. James has seamlessly transitioned into his new role and echoed Mr Sanjana’s confidence in the state.
“Nowra really is the commercial heart of the Shoalhaven region and that is not a title that is easily earned. Quest’s style of high-quality, extended-stay accommodation perfectly suits the requirements of Australia’s defence force – one of the most prominent industries in the area,” said Mr Blanchett.
“Quest Nowra offers the ideal location for both corporate and leisure travellers, just moments from the amenities of Stockland Shopping Centre, numerous restaurants and cafes, and the Nowra Farmers Markets. I look forward to opening our doors next week and can’t wait to fulfill the high standards set by Quest and ensure all our guests have the best “home away from home” experience,” he concluded.
Quest Albury on Townsend Franchisee, Noel Wood is looking forward to capitalising on his industry knowledge, gained over 15 years with the Quest network, to further strengthen Quest’s reputation among local corporates as the most reliable, high quality accommodation offering in the region.
“Natasha, Jason, Madeleine and I are thrilled to be opening Quest Albury on Townsend in May. We are very pleased with how the property has been completed, retaining the fantastic heritage exterior. The property is ideally placed to meet the growing demand for accommodation in the local area, servicing both local and national businesses, in addition to a thriving tourism market,” Mr Wood said.
All locations feature brand new serviced apartments with kitchen and laundry facilities, separate living/dining area, LED Smart TV, Wi-Fi, Foxtel, onsite car parking, gymnasium and conference room facilities.
Guests also enjoy traditional Quest services such as pantry shopping, dry cleaning services, restaurant chargeback, babysitting booking services and business administration.
2015 is set to be an exciting year of growth for Quest across Australasia, with 12 new properties opening in Australia and three in New Zealand. In addition to Liverpool, Nowra and Albury, this includes Newcastle West, Chatswood and Bella Vista (NSW); Kelvin Grove, Toowoomba and Chermside (QLD); Rockingham and West Perth (WA); Maribyrnong (VIC); and Nelson, Taupo and Whangarei (NZ).