The Ascott Limited is set to open an 86-room Quest hotel in Melbourne’s northwest on April 17 as part of the Watergardens precinct.

With a mix of studio, 1, 2 bedroom and 3-bedroom serviced apartments across five levels, Quest Watergardens takes the brand’s Melbourne room count to 2743.

“Quest Watergardens represents a key pillar of The Ascott Limited’s strategy for the Quest brand, integrating premium and contemporary accommodation into rapidly growing suburban areas to ensure we elevate the guest experience for everyone who stays with us at Quest,” said The Ascott Limited Australia’s General Manager Growth and Capital Strategy, James Shields.

“Thanks to our development partner QIC, Quest Watergardens provides a conveniently located accommodation option for travellers in the beating heart of Melbourne’s north-west, just 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport and adjacent to the bustling Watergardens precinct.”

QIC Investment General Manager, Megan French-Wright, said that opening represents a major step in QIC’s plans to make Watergardens a true mixed-use town centre.

“The introduction of Quest serviced apartments to the Watergardens precinct represents an important marker in our plan to evolve an already vibrant shopping centre into a thriving town centre for the diverse residents of Melbourne’s north-west,” French-Wright said.

“We know that the combination of a rich shopping and dining destination with Quest’s home-away-from-home accommodation is a winning formula, and we’re extremely pleased to be able to bring this extra level of comfort and convenience to Taylor’s Lakes.”

Gazal Kamali

Quest Watergardens Franchise Business Owner, Gazal Kamali, said the location caters to a wide variety of guest needs.

“Whether travelling for business or leisure, Quest Watergardens gives guests the space they need to relax and enjoy the local retail, hospitality and entertainment options right on their doorstep at Watergardens Marketplace,” Kamali said.

“I’m proud my business is part of the local economic growth story.”