13 December 2018
Quest Apartment Hotels has increased its footprint in the ACT opening its second property at 240 Canberra City Walk.
The 84-room apartment hotel, developed by Sandran Property Group, is located in the heart of Canberra’s CBD, positioned between Canberra Centre, Glebe Park and the National Convention Centre.
Earlier in the year, The ACT Government released its 2018 Budget Review which announced the ACT had experienced the highest growth rate of any state or territory at 4.6 per cent.
Annual employment is at its strongest in a decade with 10,000 new jobs created in the past year across a diverse range of sectors including; education, healthcare, tourism, retail and professional services.
Quest Apartment Hotels General Manager – Growth, James Shields was delighted to announce the opening of the company’s second property in Canberra during this strong period of growth for the nation’s capital.
“With population and jobs growth on the rise we are seeing an increase in business travellers to the ACT. This in turn stimulates demand for quality accommodation so I’m confident that Quest Canberra City Walk will go from strength-to-strength in this market.
“The precinct is bursting with opportunities. London Circuit, which is a short walk from the property hosts some major government and private sector tenancies and the property is positioned close to the bustling City Walk retail strip, which includes large retailers such as Myer, Coles and David Jones,” Mr Shields said.
Managing Director, Sandran Property Group, William Phillips explained the City Walk area was in a period of transformation.
“We are very excited about the recent opening of Quest Canberra City Walk. The revitalisation of the City Walk precinct will continue to drive retail and commercial activity in the location,” Mr Phillips said.
Quest Canberra City Walk franchisee Fahim Malik expressed his excitement at taking on his second Quest franchise having been the franchisee at Quest Canberra for the past 18 months.
I’m delighted to be opening my second franchise in this wonderful city and to increase my involvement with the business. I joined the Quest family under two years ago and I’m confident that this property will be a great addition to the network having received terrific interest and support from the local community. After months of preparation, it’s wonderful to welcome our first guests to the property,” said Mr Malik.
Quest Canberra City Walk provides 84 apartment style hotel rooms, including studio, one and two Bedroom Apartments. The property also features conference facilities, a business lounge, gymnasium and onsite parking.
Quest Canberra City Walk is one of 11 new property openings across Australia, New Zealand and the UK in the next two years, including St Kilda Road, Burwood East and NewQuay (VIC); Joondalup (WA); Orange (NSW); Quest on Manchester, Quest Tauranga Central, Quest on Tuam and Quest Mount Eden (NZ) and Liverpool (UK)