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Quest seeks franchises to grow

Ropate Valemei
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

QUEST Serviced Apartments is on a hunt for new franchisees to drive the brand forward across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

And Fiji's Nadi-based apartment is currently under development.

This was confirmed by Suva Quest apartment manager Johannah Mitchell.

"Quest is seeking a fresh batch of franchisees to fuel the company's expansion across its three markets — Australia, New Zealand and Fiji," said Quest chairman Paul Constantinou.

Mr Constantinou said franchisees must have a passion for customer service, leading people and building relationships. However, a background in the hospitality industry is not essential.

"We want people who are prepared to get involved in the community, and dedicate themselves to fostering relationships with their guests."

He said they should be proven track record as a successful business owner or those who have worked within a corporate enterprise, leading high-performance teams. According to Start Up Smart, Quest has grown to become the largest serviced apartment chain in Australasia, with more than 140 properties.

The buildings are typically located in central business districts, business centres and key tourist destinations.

According to Greg Hodson, national leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' franchising practice, the industry outlook looks positive.

"Quest is among these franchisors that see significant growth prospects over the coming years," he said.


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