Australia, 2 February 2021 – CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has appointed Mr David Mansfield as Ascott’s Managing Director for Australia with effect from today.
Mr Mansfield joined Quest Apartment Hotels (Quest) as Chief Operations Officer in July 2019, following Ascott’s investment in an 80% stake in Quest in July 2017. The redesignation as Ascott’s Managing Director for Australia is in alignment with Ascott taking on the role of running the Quest business with the completion of the integration of Quest as part of Ascott.
Mr Mansfield will be responsible for overseeing Ascott’s managed operations throughout Australia, in addition to ongoing global operations for business format franchise brand, Quest Apartment Hotels. Quest has over 170+ hotels throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the United Kingdom.
Mr Mansfield said: “As a unified group, we will be able to drive operational efficiencies, and reap greater synergies through cross marketing and sharing of business intelligence to deliver greater value for our customers and business partners. We will leverage our greater breadth of expertise to continue to grow our presence and navigate this challenging time together with tenacity to bring Ascott to greater heights.”
Last year, despite the global pandemic, Quest opened a total of six new properties – Quest Robina in Gold Coast; Quest Perth Ascot in Perth; Quest Preston, Quest Wangaratta, and Quest Ballarat Station in Victoria, Australia; as well as Quest Palmerston North in Wellington, New Zealand.
Ascott also secured its first property in Australia under its ‘lyf’ coliving brand that is designed for millennials and millennial-minded customers. lyf Collingwood Melbourne is slated to open in 2022.
In 2021, Ascott is slated to open five Quest properties in New Zealand. In 2022, Ascott is scheduled to open its third Citadines property in Australia, Citadines Walker North Sydney; seven Quest properties in Australia and New Zealand; and many more in the pipeline.
For more information, please contact:
Madeleine Maher, Marketing & Communications Manager, Quest Apartment Hotels
Tel: +61 3 8699 1500
Mobile: +61 439 002 693