The Victorian Government’s $28.3 million Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment has taken another major step forward, with the official opening of Quest Apartment Hotels’ newest location in the historic township.
Located on Nolan Street, just down the road from the redeveloped train station, the 77-key Quest Ballarat Station is the franchise group’s second location in Ballarat, located just over one-kilometre from the first, on Dawson Street.
The station’s redevelopment is being carried out in a major project by property developer, Pellicano, who has constructed several complexes for Quest including Quest Robina on the Gold Coast, which opened earlier this year. As part of the project, the historic station will be revitalised with new restaurants and retail outlets, transforming it into a vibrant hub of community activity.
Quest Ballarat Station’s 77 serviced apartments consist of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments along with an accessible one-bedroom equivalent. True to Quest hallmarks, each apartment will feature equipped internal kitchen and laundry facilities, LCD television and king beds.
The new hotel will employ 12 locals across guest services, housekeeping and management roles. Other guest facilities will include a fitness centre and business lounge, while guests will also be able to take advantage of the company’s local restaurant chargeback service and guest pantry shopping service.
Quest Quest General Manager Growth and Capital Strategy, James Shields, said it was a privilege to be part of such an iconic project in Ballarat.
“Quest and Pellicano have a longstanding history, having worked on seven prominent apartment hotel developments in some of Australia’s most sought-after locations, and Quest Ballarat Station is certainly no exception,” he said.
“The benefit of a new Quest in Ballarat is two-pronged, our team has been able to utilise a hyper-local workforce, which has helped to buoy the area’s economy; the new hotel also brings in new travellers and revenue, providing a further boost.”