A new tier of accommodation will be available in Wangaratta when Quest Apartment Hotels opens its first-ever property in the regional city on 9 November 2020.
The 72-room property built by Albury-based firm Joss Construction has been 3 years in the making.
“We are very proud to bring a new dimension of accommodation product to the Wangaratta market in a prime location, managed and staffed by passionate and knowledgeable locals”, said Quest Chief Operating Officer David Mansfield.
Located on Docker Street, the apartment hotel arrives as finishing touches are made on the CBD Revitalisation Program. Under the scheme, circa $6-million dollars has been invested to improve the connectivity of central Wangaratta.
The milestone is celebrated by the CEO of The Rural City of Wangaratta Brendan McGrath, who says the new hotel will underpin a significant long-term cash injection for the local economy.
“Wangaratta has an exceptional calendar of local events and activities throughout any given year, yet the shortage of accommodation in our city has ultimately driven tourists to surrounding areas, redirecting their retail and dining dollars away from the Rural City”, said the CEO.
“The new Quest Apartment Hotel, centrally positioned in walking distance to the train station, will ultimately enable tourists to stay, play and spend right here in our city, which is great news for the local economy on the back of a challenging year”.
The apartment-style hotel features a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as studios. The property also boasts a large conferencing facility for up to 70 people, gymnasium, and communal landscaped barbeque area, with business and leisure travel both top of mind.
“Not only is Wangaratta a popular tourist destination among the visiting friends and relatives market, but it’s also a frequented regional hub for business trips”, said Mr Mansfield.
“With several manufacturing, processing and logistics companies in the area, as well as public and private health and education providers and government organisations, many corporate clients stand to benefit from the style and scale of accommodation Quest Wangaratta has to offer”, said Mr Mansfield.
Additionally, Mr Mansfield says that sports and local events will supplement business drives and provide leisure bookings for the property.
“With state-of-the-art sporting facilities across all codes in the region and the new aquatic centre underway, Quest Wangaratta will sustain ever-increasing demand”.
“Apartment hotels are really the perfect solution for families and groups, with detached living spaces creating a real sense of home, the capacity to cook and dine in-room and keep up with laundry, which for parents will certainly come in handy”.
The completion of Quest Wangaratta marks the fourth Quest Apartment Hotel project for Albury-based Joss Construction.
According to Brett McClellan, senior project manager for Joss Construction, the project has employed many local people.
“The construction phase which took 11 months and employed a team of approximately 60 was made up of more than 90% local tradespeople from Wangaratta and surrounds.
“Joss, along with our design consultants are extremely pleased with the outcome, particularly how it fits aesthetically with the Cathedral opposite”, said Brett McClellan.
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