Quest is a unique creative force in the European hotel industry. With industry experience going back to London's first 'designer' hotel conversion One Aldwych, the company and its well-established team are uniquely able to take a hotel site from initial concept through to complete design, development, funding, branding, initial launch and on-going operational management.
Quest Hotels Limited was established in 1999 as the management and development vehicle for The Hoxton Hotel project and is now wholly controlled by its original founder Kurt Bredenbeck, the European-American hotel entrepreneur (www.KurtBredenbeck.com).
Kurt Bredenbeck is currently the founder and Chairman of Green Rooms, UK's first Social Enterprise Hotel for the Arts, the country's first bespoke Hotel for the Arts and a uniquely successful example of Public Sector and Private Sector partnership. www.greenrooms.london
Under Kurt’s leadership, Kurt is best known as the Founder, creator and former owner the iconic Hoxton Hotel, the company successfully acquired the Hoxton site in late 2001, created the unique and now famous ‘luxury-budget’ hotel concept (specifically devised by Bredenbeck for this project), acquired detailed planning permission for a 205 hotel at the site, raised venture capital, private and debt funding for the construction, and recruited and managed the large development and operating team which built and opened the hotel on time and under budget.
The Hoxton Hotel opened to great acclaim on 1st September 2006. The hotel was named in GQ’s year end issue as one of the “100 Best Things in the World” and won the accolade of a top place in Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot List of the 100 coolest hotels on the planet. One of the most successful new hotel concepts to debut in London in the last decade, The Hoxton consistently achieved 90% or greater occupancy under Kurt's ownership.
Quest Hotels Limited and its principal, Kurt Bredenbeck, remained one of the largest private, non-institutional shareholders in The Hoxton until its sale in June 2012.