Quest Apartment Hotels has signed an agreement to lease an 83-room apartment hotel on Wellington Street in Collingwood, with construction scheduled to begin in July.
The hotel will offer a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and conferencing facility for up to 80 people across eight floors of the mixed-use project.
Quest’s announcement follows that of parent company, The Ascott, who in July last year revealed its plan to bring millennial-focused co-living brand ‘Lyf’ to the suburb.
The 105-room hotel will be situated at 42 Oxford Street within Urban’s C&L development.
Ascott Australia’s managing director, David Mansfield, says together the two hotels will give the company a strong foothold in Melbourne’s north-east, collectively catering to a wide cross section of guest segments across an accumulative 188 rooms.
“The population in the Collingwood precinct skews younger, so the Lyf brand in all its vibrancy is perfectly geared to students, tourists and young professionals, while Quest has carved its name as one of the preferred brands among Australia’s corporate world and is ideally suited to extended stay, so each hotel will have its own unique character and guest experience on offer,” he said.
Quest Collingwood is scheduled to open November 2022.