As it prepares to open its first property in Europe, Australasian brand Quest Apartment Hotels has appointed Cycas Hospitality as the independent manager for its upcoming Liverpool site.

Due to open in September 2019, Quest Liverpool City Centre marks the brand’s entry into the European market. The £10 million property will feature a selection of fully-equipped studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a gym, business centre and conference facilities. Guest amenities include 24-hour on-site management and complimentary wifi.

The company says it intends to open eight to 12 properties in the UK and Europe over the next five years, adding to its existing portfolio if 170 apartment hotels throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The brand is part of The Ascott Limited.

Founder and executive chairman Paul Constantinou said: “The work we are doing to build a great team in Liverpool and laying foundations with expert strategic partners in Cycas Hospitality demonstrates our commitment to realising the potential of the extended stay market in the UK… Bringing the Quest franchise to Liverpool is the first step of our international expansion plans. We will continue to leverage Ascott’s global network to bring Quest to more markets.”

Matt Luscombe, CEO of Cycas Hospitality, added: “Living in Australia for the last two years, I’ve seen first-hand how impressive Quest Apartment Hotels are in action. They offer business travellers a fantastic extended-stay accommodation service in an incredible network of locations.

“I’m delighted Quest has chosen to partner with Cycas to launch Quest Apartment Hotels into the United Kingdom; a strong endorsement of our track record for excellence and growth momentum across the region’s fast-growing extended-stay sector. That the first Quest property we will be working on together is in the heart of Liverpool – where Cycas Hospitality’s own journey began in 2008 – is an auspicious milestone for our business’s growth. We look forward to building the brand’s profile and introducing Quest to a new market with tremendous potential.”;

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