Quest welcomes two new faces in senior leadership roles

Dennis Tuan-Mu has been appointed general counsel.

Quest Apartment Hotels has announced an executive restructure with two new members added to its senior leadership.

Dennis Tuan-Mu has stepped into the role of general counsel and Kamal Atal is the new chief financial and commercial officer, replacing Jason Vanderzam.

Ascott Australia managing director David Mansfield says the new leaders bring a global perspective that will enable the company to assert itself both nationally and on the global stage.

“It’s fair to say that Quest Apartment Hotels is tracking a path of transformation; we are evolving, growing, and advancing at a rapid pace,” said Mansfield.

Kamal Atal is the new chief financial and commercial officer.

“To get us to where we need to be, in what remains a complex landscape, we must have the best operators at the helm. There is not a doubt in my mind we have found that in Dennis and Kamal.”

Tuan-Mu comes to Quest following an eleven-year tenure with Delaware North where he was head of legal & compliance APAC and was recently awarded the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Lawyer of the Year.

Atal holds over two decades’ experience in the finance sector, having held senior positions for Hyatt in India, Vietnam and Dubai before joining Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours in 2018 as general manager of finance – APAC.

Quest has recently announced it will open seven new hotels in New Zealand between June 2021 and July 2022. In addition, the company has a further nine agreements for lease signed in Australia, with construction due to commence in the next 12 months, totalling 715 rooms.