Quest Apartment Hotels has officially reopened its doors in Toowoomba, following nine months of restoration work.

The hotel was damaged by a fire on 13 June last year, after a blaze broke out at an adjacent property.

Building owner FKG commenced the $5 million restoration works immediately after the blaze, replacing soft furnishings, broken windows and glass, electrical, plumbing and wiring along with fresh paint and carpet throughout, after smoke and heat ravaged the entire eastern face of the hotel.

Quest Toowoomba Franchisee Cynthia Rice has been with Quest since 2003, bringing with her 15 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of how the business operates.

“During the restoration period, both Quest Toowoomba and the Burke and Wills hotel were out of action, drastically limiting CBD accommodation options for visitors,” said Cynthia.

“We are greatly looking forward to welcoming our guests back today and providing a much needed premium accommodation option in the city of Toowoomba.

“I couldn’t be more grateful for the relationships we have built and the significant support we have received from the local business community. This has been instrumental in keeping the team’s spirits high in the lead up to today’s reopening.

“The former Church of Christ building is of significant cultural value to the local community, representing part of Toowoomba’s history, while having a wonderful aesthetic. We couldn’t be happier to have restored the property back to its former glory.”

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