Quest Geelong Central has opened marking Ascott Australia’s second property in Geelong, which is undergoing major local investment in tourism and events including the $294 million Nyaal Banyul Geelong Convention and Event Centre precinct being constructed on the waterfront.
Quest Geelong Central offers 87 self-contained apartments with fully equipped kitchens as part of Pellicano’s $70 million mixed-use Pivot House development, which includes a business lounge and 40-person conference room.
“Geelong has attractive short and long-term demand drivers in place for a second Quest property, particularly given the expanding local healthcare sector and upcoming Geelong Convention and Exhibition Centre precinct,” said James Shields, Ascott Australia’s GM Growth and Capital Strategy.
Brendan Sanders, acting executive director of Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine, said Quest Geelong Central opening in the region is another step forward in the diversification of room stock in Geelong and The Bellarine and growth of the local tourism sector more broadly.
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming this internationally branded hotel to Geelong’s accommodation mix, strengthening our region’s vision in becoming a regional hub for domestic and international travel,” he said.
“The addition of the 87 self-contained apartments will have more visitors staying longer and exploring more of the exceptional experiences we have on offer in the region.”