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Thursday, 23 July 2009

Quest Serviced Apartments Opens in Shepparton

Quest Serviced Apartments opened its doors in Shepparton on July 6, spending $13.5 million on the new development and providing much-needed corporate accommodation to the town's agricultural visitors.

The new complex will service the accommodation needs of the local farming and food production industries, but also welcomed technology, government department and bank guests travelling to the town for business in its first two weeks of operation.

Quest Chairman, Paul Constantinou, said that during construction, the project generated 200 jobs and brought an estimated $8 million to the region, supporting local suppliers and providers in the process.

"Opening up a new property in Shepparton made a lot of sense. The area is a fast growing business hub and Quest is positioned to provide travellers with the right accommodation option," Quest Chairman, Paul Constantinou, said.

Quest Shepparton is a modern property, featuring 69 studio, one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments spread over four levels, with an anticipated 4½ Star AAA Tourism rating. The property includes on-site undercover car parking, gymnasium and conference facilities that can cater for up to 70 people.

Located close to the centre of town at 177-183 Welsford Street, Quest Shepparton boasts fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, plus broadband internet access and Austar. It will also offer chargeback at a selection of local restaurants.

"Quest will have everything the business traveller needs. It will suit people staying for shorter periods and will feel like a home-away-from-home for those who want to stay longer," Mr Constantinou said.

The property has been purchased by franchisees Robert Sumpton, Peter Sweetland and Sonya Boaden. Robert and Peter are returning to the region after previously running a motel in Shepparton some years ago. Sonya previously held the position of National Operations Manager at Quest head office and will partner with Peter to run the property on a daily basis. 

Quest Shepparton is the fifth property to be opened this year by the serviced apartment group, which continues to expand despite today's tough business conditions.
 
About Quest Serviced Apartments

Quest has become Australasia's largest provider of serviced apartments, with more than 120 properties across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Established in 1988, Quest offers stylish, well appointed and spacious apartments designed with the business traveller in mind.

With separate bedrooms and living areas, fully equipped kitchens, additional amenities and high service standards, Quest provides flexible accommodation that allows its guests to work or relax in complete comfort.

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