Quest West Perth exterior

Quest Apartment Hotels has opened Quest West Perth at 54 Kings Park Road, the first of four brand new properties the accommodation provider will open in Western Australia during 2016.

The new property is Quest’s second in West Perth, joining the well-established and highly successful Quest on Rheola in order to offer guests a wider range of options, while meeting a growing demand for quality accommodation in the area.

Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana, announced this new chapter in the Quest WA network as the state surges forward on the global business stage.

“With so many large scale projects in the pipeline, the City of Perth is sure to see a dramatic transformation over the next ten years, reflecting the growing global importance of the city, bringing more commercial space and therefore a greater workforce into the Perth CBD,” Sanjana said.

“The state of Western Australia is at the forefront of research in a number of key technologies for the global economy over the next decade; including oil and gas exploration, energy storage, renewable energy, advanced robotics and autonomous vehicle development.

“With these highly specialised fields accounting for 46% of industry, there is now an opportunity to develop complimentary industries in the region, including accommodation, tourism and health care.

“To date the State Government has committed to several major redevelopment projects, including the $1 billion Gateway WA project improving access to and from the Perth Airport precinct, the AUD$2 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital and the new $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital,” he said.

“Located only a few kilometers from three of the city’s largest hospitals, Quest West Perth is also within walking distance to the new Kings Square development, further increasing employment opportunities in the local area.”

“Today’s opening is just the beginning of Quest’s growth in WA, with an additional 395 rooms on offer by the end of 2016,” he said.

Quest West Perth Franchisee, Lloyd McAuley, expressed his enthusiasm and belief in the success of the opening of the new Quest property in West Perth.

“I am thrilled to open our doors today in West Perth, one of the city’s most exclusive business districts. Quest West Perth is ideally situated in the heart of the resources corporate engine room, and in close proximity to world class health care facilities, leading education institutions and key tourist attractions; what better opportunity could we ask for?,” McAuley said.

“Perth is considered one of the top hubs for the oil and gas industry internationally, with Western Australia expected to become the largest producer of LNG in the world over the next few years. Global demand for energy is forecast to double over the next 30 or so years, ensuring the industry will continue to grow, despite the current slowdown.

“With a number of significant infrastructure projects currently underway and those already existing in the Perth CBD and surrounding areas including Elizabeth Quay, we foresee strong continued demand for Quest’s style of accommodation,” he said.

Developed by Exklusiv Kings Park, the brand new property features 72 studio apartments. Guests have access to an onsite gym, reception, and conference room facility.

The coming year sees an extensive pipeline of new property openings for Quest across Australasia, opening in 11 new locations. In addition to West Perth, this includes: Mounts Bay Road, East Perth and Fremantle (WA); St Leonards, Newcastle West, Bella Vista and Macquarie Park (NSW); Port Adelaide (SA); Dandenong Central (VIC); and Petone (New Zealand).

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management