Quest celebrates 21 years in New Zealand

George Sell George Sell Uploaded 22 January 2020


New Zealand: Quest NZ is celebrating 21 years of business and has a record number of new aparthotels scheduled to open in the next 18 months.

In the last 12 months, Quest NZ welcomed 560,000 guests for 750,000 total room nights.

“Quest was established to fill a gap in the market for accommodation that offered convenient locations, flexible and spacious living solutions, and reliable standards. When you book a stay at any Quest property, you know you can expect us to fulfil our promise to provide the very best in serviced apartments,” said Stephen Mansfield, CEO of Quest New Zealand and Fiji.

Quest NZ began in 1998 when Mansfield took on Master Franchisor Rights in New Zealand and opened Quest Auckland and Quest Wellington for corporate travellers. The first purpose-built Quest facility was opened in 2003; Quest Parnell.

Between 2012 and 2016 12 new properties opened. By 2018, Quest NZ had 35 properties and was the fastest-growing accommodation provider in New Zealand. In the last 12 months, new Quest properties have opened in Christchurch (Quest on Manchester) and Tauranga Central, while four new franchisees have also joined the Quest NZ network taking over management of the existing properties; Quest on Thorndon, Quest Napier, Quest Rotorua Central and Quest on The Terrace.

Over the next 18 months the following are scheduled to open:
Quest Palmerston North, opening May 2020
Quest Hastings, opening December 2020
Quest on Cambridge, opening December 2020
Quest Takapuna – Auckland, opening March 2021
Quest Mount Maunganui, opening March 2021
Quest Mt Eden - Auckland, opening July 2021

The Quest Network in New Zealand now turns over in excess of NZ$75 million dollars per annum, and has in excess of half a billion dollars of property and business assets under its system.



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