Quest Apartment Hotels has appointed a new general counsel.
Dennis Tuan-Mu has joined Quest, a subsidiary of The Ascott Limited, as the newest general counsel and brings over 20 years of legal expertise to his new role.
Mr Tuan-Mu has advised some of the most renowned public and private companies in the world and was recently awarded the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Lawyer of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards. Prior to joining Quest, he worked for Delaware North for 11 years as the head of legal and compliance APAC and has previously held roles at Mitsui & Co and Ashurst.
Managing director of The Ascott Limited Australia, David Mansfield, said of Mr Tuan-Mu’s appointment: “Dennis is a highly experienced legal professional with tremendous intellect, capable of managing the intricacies of our unique business format franchise model and will further streamline and strengthen Quest’s legal function to deliver outcomes which empower us for ongoing, sustainable growth.”
As general counsel, Mr Tuan-Mu will lead the legal function of the Quest business, providing strategic direction to support the growth and financial health of the company in line with commercial imperatives.
Quest has recently announced it will open seven new hotels in New Zealand between June 2021 and July 2022, in addition to nine new lease agreements for properties in Australia, with construction due to commence within the next year.
Commenting on his new role, Mr Tuan-Mu said: “It is a privilege to be joining the Quest team ahead of what is going to be a period of immense growth and innovation globally, under the wings of The Ascott Limited.
“I have been fortunate to have enjoyed a distinguished legal career with many years focused on the tourism, hospitality, and accommodation sectors. I’m incredibly passionate about this industry and confident I can help Quest navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead”.
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