Quest expands in New Zealand as faith in travel bubble grows

Quest Apartment Hotels will open seven new properties in New Zealand between June 2021 and July 2022.

Located across the North and South Island in metropolitan, regional, and suburban locations, the new sites will take the existing New Zealand portfolio to 42.

“Our expansion in New Zealand reflects a long-running commitment to growth in areas where the corporate traveller needs to be, and in this instance, demand has only increased due to the current landscape,” said Quest Apartment Hotels managing director David Mansfield.

Quest Takapuna, a 51-room hotel on the North Shore of Auckland, will lead the way, opening its doors in June , followed by the opening of Quest Mt Eden in September, Quest Queenstown in October and Quest on Cambridge in Christchurch in November.

In 2022, Quest 256 Lambton in Wellington will open in February, Quest Hastings in June and Quest Mt Maunganui in July.

“These new hotels are coming to fruition at a time when Aussies and New Zealanders are taking advantage of the chance to traverse the Tasman for business and leisure,” said Mansfield.

“Early uptake of the opportunity has been very promising, but naturally there’s also been some trepidation in the market, with some travellers understandably erring on the side of caution.

“Now a few weeks in, confidence appears to be building, so while Quest is primarily focussed on the domestic market, with such a strong brand presence, we are confident we will yield some good results.”