Acting on behalf of the owner Liverpool property consultancy Mason Owen let the the second to sixth floors to Australian aparthotel operator Quest and oversaw the conversion. Tony McDonough reports
A £10m project to convert the upper floors of a building in the heart of Liverpool’s retail district into an apart hotel complex is complete.
Acting on behalf of the owner of 58-72 Church Street, Vabeld, Liverpool property consultancy Mason Owen let the second to sixth floors to Australian aparthotel operator Quest and then agreed to manage the year-long conversion process.
This is the first UK venture for Quest which operates a portfolio of 170 properties. The apart hotel comprises 100 serviced apartments, reception, conference room and gym and is located on what is Liverpool main shopping street as well as being close to Liverpool One.
Mason Owen worked alongside Quest, WYG and Grahams who were the main contractor. Simon Bland, managing director of 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.”