Image: (Left to right) Craig Gathercole, Sam Alter, Paul Constantinou, Steve O’Brien.
Quest Apartment Hotels has officially commenced construction at Quest Epping at Pacific Epping Shopping Centre.
Quest powered forward with the development due to an increased need for apartment hotel accommodation that caters to business travellers in the City of Whittlesea.
Quest Bundoora, located within the University Hill precinct, has operated for almost five years and has experienced significant year-on-year growth from the business traveller market.
Located on Cooper Street, the new Quest apartment hotel will be adjacent to the Pacific Epping retail and dining precinct featuring 1,300 square metres of new restaurants, which is rapidly evolving to service one of Melbourne’s fastest growing corridors. It is also located within easy access to Tullamarine Airport via the Metropolitan Ring Road.
City of Whittlese Director Planning & Major Projects Steve O’Brien was joined by Pacific Shopping Centres’ Graham Terry and Quest Apartment Hotels Chairman, Paul Constantinou to oversee the official sod turning.
Mr O’Brien said the project will provide a high standard of accommodation that will support the city’s development as it continues to expand into a destination of choice for business and leisure.
"Quest Epping will be able to provide premium short and long term accommodation to travellers doing business in this burgeoning business hub,” Mr Constantinou said.
Mr Terry said the addition of Quest Apartment Hotels will bring increased activity to the site and create more opportunities for the growing community.
“The Centre is undergoing significant growth with additional major retail expansion and the hotel will further enhance Pacific Epping as a destination servicing our fast growing trade area.
"Hotel guests will certainly have plenty of food options being situated above our buzzing Urban Diner,” Mr Terry said.
The property will feature 96 apartments, including studio, one, two and three bedroom configurations.
The development also includes on-site parking, a conference room and gym and is expected to open mid 2018. Quest Epping will be the 55th Quest property in Victoria.