Hospitality Business Magazine

Quest Apartment Hotels announce Takapuna opening

The first of seven new openings for Quest Apartment Hotels New Zealand in the next 15 months, is scheduled for Takapuna next month.

Jun Pyo, franchisee of Quest Takapuna.

The country’s largest accommodation network is opening its doors in Takapuna in June 2021. Quest Takapuna is located across from Smales Farm and in close proximity to North Shore Hospital, as well as local conference and event centres.

Franchisee of Quest Takapuna, Jun Pyo, is no stranger to the brand. His journey with Quest started in 2003 fresh out of his hotel management course, as the Assistant Manager at Quest Parnell. After a short tenure, Jun had his first taste as a franchisee in 2009 with a 50% franchise in Quest Carlaw Park and during his time there another franchise opportunity with Quest Albany came up in 201. After 5 years Jun made a call in 2016 to consolidate his business interests while still supporting the running of Quest Albany until the next Quest opportunity came up.

“When I was working at Quest Parnell, my long-term goal was to become a franchisee with Quest. And now here I am!” says Jun.

A firm member of the Quest family, the opportunity to be the sole franchisee of Quest Takapuna was one he couldn’t pass up, and he is looking forward to the opening.

This is just one of seven new openings for Quest Apartment Hotels New Zealand in the next 15 months, including one in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden; plus Queenstown, Cambridge Terrace in Christchurch, Lambton Quay in Wellington, Mt Maunganui, and Hastings.

All the new properties are pre-sold with a waitlist for more. There are also a few great opportunities available for potential franchisees, as a limited number of existing properties come up for sale.

Despite COVID-19 obstacles, business continues to stay strong as the hotels remain a popular choice among professionals travelling domestically for work.

Quest Apartment Hotels New Zealand CEO, Stephen Mansfield, says: “With the impact of COVID on the accommodation sector of New Zealand, the Quest network has performed particularly well, with a year ending network-wide occupancy % average of 77% (and with no facilities within the MIQ programme).

“This result has only served to reinforce Quest’s priority strategy, which is putting facilities in locations with appropriate amenity and pricing targeted to meet the needs and expectations of the domestic New Zealand market place, including the government and business traveller, and also meeting their needs when travelling for personal reasons.”