Quest announces first project outside of Australia

Quest announces first project outside of Australia
Quest announces first project outside of Australia

Quest Apartment Hotels has announced it will develop its first property outside of the Australasian market in the UK city of Liverpool, delivering on the global expansion promised by the company’s founder Paul Constantinous.

The £10 million development of Quest Liverpool City Centre will see an existing commercial office building transformed into a 100-room apartment hotel building when it opens in early 2019. 

Quest Founder and Chairman Paul Constantinou said the deal marked the realisation of a long-held dream.

“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,” he said.

The company expanded its global reach in July by joining one of the world’s leading serviced residence networks, Singapore-based The Ascott Limited (Ascott).

Constantinou said Quest now plans to replicate the successful Australasian roll-out of the brand across the UK.

“This first property development in Liverpool sets a benchmark for Quest and for the apartment hotel industry in the UK.” 

“There are very few Australian hospitality companies that have successfully established their brand overseas. We spent many years in the UK before undertaking this development, to ensure we understood the market and could confidently and aggressively roll-out the brand,” Mr Constantinou said.

Quest Liverpool City Centre sits on Church Street, one of the city’s biggest retail strips. The building is currently a 1980s commercial office building with retail on the ground & first floors. The new property will also feature a conference room and gym.

Site establishment and strip out of existing offices will commence in December 2017, with full construction commencing in early 2018.

Quest are already in advanced negotiations for further two UK sites.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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