Australasia’s largest serviced apartment operator enters the UK

Quest Apartment Hotels has descended upon the UK and is set to open a property in Liverpool by Q3 2019, the 100-suite apart-hotel will occupy a former office block on Church Street, it will also feature a conference room and a residents gym. This central location benefits from immediate access to Liverpool One, Liverpool Central station and Liverpool Lime Street station, it also marks Quest’s first foray into Europe.

Founded in 1988 in Australia, Quest targets the extended stay market and operates over 170 properties across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

In June 2018, The Ascott Limited,  one of the world’s leading extended stay providers, acquired a majority stake in Quest Apartment Hotels for $180 Million, making it the largest serviced residence provider in Australasia. Quest has a wider plan to open a further 10 properties in the UK by 2023. Target locations include London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Paul Constantinou, Chairman at Quest Apartment Hotels commented: “For decades we have honed the brand and the franchise business model to appeal to Australasian business travellers. Today marks the beginning of an expansion of the business across international markets outside Australasia. This first property development in Liverpool sets a benchmark for Quest and for the apartment hotel industry in the UK.”

Saxbury has long been in touch with Quest’s Andrew Weisz, Director of UK development. Ben Davis, Director at Saxbury commented: “Quest is a market leader in Australia, they’re renowned for providing excellent customer care in stunning serviced apartment properties. I expect they’ll do very here as UK corporates begin to adopt serviced apartments with a more ‘hotel-like’ service proposition”