9TH SEPTEMBER – Quest Apartment Hotels, Australasia’s fastest growing apartment hotel network, today enters North Sydney’s lucrative accommodation market with 100 premium serviced apartments, bringing Quest’s total number of rooms to in excess of 10,000 in the Australian market.
Located on Miller Street between the Pacific Highway and Warringah Freeway, Quest North Sydney is four kilometres north of Sydney’s central business district, providing business travellers with a premium apartment hotel accommodation offering in the heart of North Sydney.
Quest Apartment Hotels General Manager – Growth, James Shields said North Sydney is one of Australia’s toughest markets for new commercial real estate, making it a competitive location for serviced apartments.
“Sydney is a top destination for business travellers in the Asia-Pacific, but the small amount of available real estate makes greenfield properties like Quest North Sydney a rare opportunity.
“This site is a great platform to launch our new standard of apartment hotels in inner Sydney and we’re thrilled to see two experienced professionals take on this franchising opportunity,” Mr Shields said.
Quest North Sydney is franchised by industry veteran Brent Howard and rising star Josh Harkness. The joint franchising model is one of several commissioned by the apartment hotel operator this year which partners established franchisees with high-performing hospitality professionals.
Brent Howard and partner Ann Crowhurst received Quest’s NSW Franchise of the Year award for running one of its most successful properties in St Leonards. Brent said he is pleased to partner with Josh Harkness to take advantage of the growing corporate footprint in North Sydney.
“The revitalisation of North Sydney has made it a competitive location for corporate headquarters, universities and small to medium sized businesses in need of a central location.
“Josh and I are pleased to open 100 premium serviced apartments and welcome business travellers to the North Sydney precinct,” Mr Howard said.
Quest North Sydney features a combination of studio and one bedroom apartments containing modern amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi and smart televisions. Each apartment is equipped with kitchen facilities, spacious bathrooms and ergonomic work spaces to provide a true home-away-from-home experience for guests.
Quest North Sydney is one of twelve new Quest properties opening across Australia, New Zealand and the UK over the next two years. Other upcoming Quest Apartment Hotels include Orange (NSW), Goulburn (NSW), Joondalup (WA), Robina (QLD), Preston (VIC), Tauranga Central (NZ), Takapuna (NZ), Hastings (NZ), Christchurch – Cambridge Street (NZ), Mt Maunganui (NZ) and Liverpool City Centre (UK).