WA deputy premier officially opens Quest Rockingham

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Australia: The deputy premier of Western Australia, Dr Kim Hames, has officially opened the Quest Rockingham development.

Quest Apartment Hotels CEO Zed Sanjana said he was delighted to open the first of five new properties in Western Australia, which when open, will offer a total of 871 rooms across the state, hosting more than 60,000 travellers each year.

"It is an absolute pleasure to officially open Quest Rockingham, maintaining the excitement and momentum built up over the past year - Quest has completely rebranded, signed a significant partnership with The Ascott Limited and opened 14 brand new properties, all within the space of just 18 months," said Sanjana. "According to Tourism WA, the state hosted 8.7 million overnight visitors in the year ending March 2015, with an average stay of 7.6 nights; therefore demand for Quest's style of accommodation continues to increase. The tourism body anticipates visitor numbers will increase by 6.9 per cent over the coming year and we intend to meet this demand with our unique style of apartment hotels."

The mayor of Rockingham, Barry Sammels, said: "On behalf of the City I would like to officially welcome Quest to our wonderful coastal region. Rockingham will now be able to take up the opportunity to cater for business tourism as well as local and international tourists. One of the key developments in the last 12 months, which has opened up the coastal region for both commuters and investors, is the $17.8million Kulija Road running from the Kwinana Freeway right into Rockingham via Dixon Road. Recently out for public comment was the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Masterplan, a $40 million proposition, which aims to guide the redevelopment of the Rockingham foreshore in the coming years, providing improved vehicle and pedestrian access to the foreshore as well as a regional water play park between Churchill and Bell Parks. Quest's guests will be able to take a short stroll to the beach and café strip along the esplanade, enjoying a range of award winning local restaurants and bars."

"With improved accessibility to Rockingham and major upgrades for the foreshore scheduled for the future, Quest's investment here has come at a pivotal time in our evolution. It is a leading brand in accommodation and the City is thrilled that visitors will now have a quality accommodation option when visiting Rockingham," Sammels added.

Quest Rockingham Franchisees Brett Nazzari and Ian Grljusich said: "We are absolutely thrilled to officially open Quest Rockingham and share this celebration with our friends, family and the communities of Rockingham and Kwinana. It is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Quest network as it rapidly expands across WA. I thank Quest and the local community for their unwavering support over the past few months. Since opening in August, we have experienced strong occupancy rates and continued support from local business and the wider community in Rockingham and Kwinana."

Quest Rockingham, located at 22 Flinders Lane, was constructed by Diploma Group and opened for business on 4 August 2015. It features 96 apartments, comprising a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom configurations. Each apartment contains a kitchen, laundry facilities, a separate living and dining area, balconies and Wi-Fi Internet access. The property also features a reception, alfresco dining area, heated swimming pool, on site car parking, gymnasium and conference room facilities.



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