Quest Hotel completes in Liverpool

A team of Mason Owen, WYG, and contrcator Graham has handed over the £10m aparthotel to operator Quest, the Australian company’s first site in the UK.

The building at 58-72 Church Street has been let to the Australian operator and includes 100 serviced apartments, reception, conference room and gym, and is next to Liverpool One. Vabeld owns the building.

Quest has a portfolio of 170 hotels in its native Australia, but the Church Street site is its first venture in the UK.

Simon Bland, managing director, Mason Owen said: “Quest is a brilliant addition to the Liverpool hotel stock – it offers design-led, comfortable accommodation at an accessible price in arguably the best location in the city for both corporate and leisure visitors.

“The city continues to enjoy a consistently strong hotel demand – just one of the many reasons Quest chose Liverpool to open its inaugural UK hotel.

“The trend for the aparthotel model is propagating quickly globally as hotel users are looking for something that sits in between a traditional hotel offering, with onsite service and facilities, combined with the self-catering nature and privacy of an Airbnb or traditional apartment let. We expect to see operators like Quest enjoy strong occupancy levels.”

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Warm welcome to Liverpool

By Anonymous

A great spot on Church Street. I’d like to see more developments like this here… the old Owen Owen building on Parker Street?

By Liverpolitan

I’m always debating which is the best city in the North, Liverpool is aesthetically pleasing but Leeds is very hip and independent nowadays

By Ben

Ben, you couldn’t possibly be trying to be deliberately provocative, could you? Look at all kinds of figures from visitor numbers & liveability to influence & economic power and there’s only one candidate, which ain’t those two. It’s strange how it’s always the (apparent) Scousers who start these things off.

By Peter

@Ben, I bet you’re always debating how impossible it is to stop a rising tide as well.

By RisingTide

@Ben I’ve heard good bits about Leeds but nothing has ever really compelled me or given me a reason to go. Nothing particularly stands out as a reason to visit that I could get and more in either Manchester, Liverpool or Chester. York however is wonderful.

By ChesterMan

I agree about the old Owen Owen building….this should have been properly utilised years ago….also the old Martin’s Bank on Water street……when will we see development there ?

By Tercol

@peter the mil town is not a handsome city, industrial and shabby looking with way too much traffic. Liverpool is a far better city to enjoy in my opinion.

By Mr Champ

Lovely to see the old building turned into hotel instead of going to waste

By elaine Gore

I was in Leeds, passing through, last weekend, while it has points of interest like the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the shopping arcades and the town hall, it has non of the grandeur or sense of excitement that Liverpool has. I was struck by how ‘Yorkshire’ Leeds is. You walk through Liverpool anytime and it is buzzing with people from all over the world, dragging their suitcases to their hotels, or on Merseyrail travelling up the Sefton coast, speaking a myriad of languages. I got the feeling that Leeds is very much just a big Yorkshire town. Even the airport is up on the moors.

By Liverpolitan

Leeds is busy and buzzy, but it lacks Manchester’s scale and chutzpah and Liverpool’s set-piece grandeur. Nor does it seem to invoke strongly emotional attachments from outsiders in the way that Liverpool certainly does.

And, whilst it seems to have cornered West Yorkshire’s wealth if you want stunning architecture its next-door-neighbour, Bradford, is the place to go. If Gothic Revival if your thing then that place is a dream. Well worth a day’s potter, for sure.

By Sceptical

Whilst I generally agree with those comments by Sceptical and Liverpolitan, I was amused by the latter’s implication that the best thing in Leeds is the Leeds-Liverpool canal! Leeds is indeed a fine Yorkshire town but it does somehow lack that extra something that make Liverpool and Manchester special in their different ways.

By Peter

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