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Last Thursday night (May 21), Quest Serviced Apartments celebrated the official opening of its 22nd property in New South Wales, Quest Liverpool.

The Mayor of Liverpool, Ned Mannoun declared Quest Liverpool officially open during a cocktail party held at the new property, alongside Quest Chief Operating Officer, Scott McAlister, and Quest Liverpool Franchisee, Tom Wang.

Local sporting hero – former pro rugby league player, Anthony Minichiello – entertained guests with tales of his football career, while reaffirming the positive impact the new Quest property would have on the local area.

McAlister emphasised Quest’s confidence in the thriving local economy and thanked Mayor Mannoun and the Liverpool community for its warm welcome.

“The City of Liverpool is a perfect example of the types of locations in which Quest operates – we go to where corporate, extended-stay accommodation is required. Quest Liverpool ensures we have the capacity to service major industries, including the ADF,” he said.

“NSW is a key growth market for Quest and I am a thrilled with the impressive schedule of property openings in the state this year. We have already opened three properties – Liverpool, Nowra and Albury – with another three to go – Newcastle, Chatswood and St Leonards.

“Liverpool is one of NSW’s fastest growing economies, driven by a range of industries, including: government and defence, healthcare and medical research, distribution and logistics, professional services, manufacturing, retail, and business tourism. We anticipate the current level of activity to continue, with ongoing investment from government and business. I congratulate our newest franchisee – Tom Wang – on a successful opening,” he said.

During Mayor Mannoun’s address, he echoed the positivity of both McAlister and Minichiello thanked the leading serviced apartment operator for investing in the local area.

“Today’s opening of Quest Liverpool is yet another piece in the puzzle for a new-look Liverpool City Centre that will help meet the demands of future growth in the Great South West,” Mayor Mannoun said.

“Liverpool already has the largest concentration of commercial and administrative activity in the south west, so it makes sense to offer the best standards of accommodation to reflect the progressive activity happening in our region.

“With a new international airport to be positioned right on our doorstep, Quest Liverpool is in the best position to offer modern day, quality accommodation that will service our growing tourism education and health sectors for years to come,” he said.

Quest Liverpool Franchisee, Tom Wang reiterated McAlister’s acknowledgments to the community, expressing how supportive local council and business have been in the lead up to the opening.

“Mayor Mannoun and the local council have been fantastic advocates of Quest Liverpool and I thank them for their ongoing support. I am thrilled to be celebrating the official opening of the property and looking forward to working hard to deliver on the Quest values,” Wang said.

Located at 39 Scott Street, the brand new property features 88 studio, one and two bedroom serviced apartments with kitchen and laundry facilities, separate living/dining area, LED Smart TV, Wi-Fi, Foxtel, onsite car parking, gymnasium and conference room facilities.

Guests will also have access to Quest services including local restaurant chargeback, pantry shopping, dry cleaning, babysitting booking services and business administration.

2015 continues to be an exciting year of growth for Quest across Australasia, with 12 new properties to open in Australia and three in New Zealand. In addition to Liverpool and the recently opened Nowra and Albury; this includes Newcastle, Chatswood and St Leonards (NSW); Kelvin Grove, Toowoomba and Chermside (QLD) Rockingham and West Perth (WA); Maribyrnong (VIC); and Nelson, Taupo and Whangarei in New Zealand.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management