Quest has revealed its accelerated growth plans in the state alongside the South Australian Tourism Minister, Leon Bignell at an event in Adelaide this morning (Sep 4).
In the past 15 months Quest has opened three properties in South Australia and today announced its King William South property was on track to open in April 2014; as well as its latest plans to build two new properties, one in Port Adelaide and another in the CBD, growing its network to 10 properties.
When doors open on these new buildings Quest will offer over 670 rooms to business travellers across South Australia; which represents almost 300% growth for the business in the state since May 2012.
Quest Chairman Paul Constantinou made the announcement at the opening of the Group’s newest property, Quest on Franklin this morning.
“Adelaide’s reputation as a commercial and business tourism hub is flourishing, driven by growth in mining, manufacturing and aviation. Naturally this activity has stimulated demand for quality business traveller accommodation and why Quest has seen potential for business growth in this thriving state,” he said.
“I am delighted to announce that Quest will start construction soon on two new properties in Port Adelaide and the CBD as well as opening Quest King William South in April 2014,” Constantinou said.
Bignell explained that investment in key industries and infrastructure has led to a growing need for business accommodation in the state.
“The State Government’s $500 million Adelaide Oval project and $350 million redevelopment of the Convention Centre are transforming Adelaide into one of nation’s most vibrant tourism and conference destinations. This will attract thousands of interstate and international visitors to South Australia,” Bignell said.
“Coupled with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and new medical research centre, SAHMRI, Adelaide’s Riverbank precinct will rival anything in the country.
“I applaud Quest for recognising this once in a lifetime transformation and I look forward to working with them to maximise the benefits of these investments,” Bignell added.
With seven properties operating in South Australia, the Quest Serviced Apartments network spans over 150 properties across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.