Quest Apartment Hotels has offered up its properties as quarantine or isolation facilities for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

Submitted through the Accommodation Association of Australia, 80 of its hotels will relieve the demand for hospital beds during the period.

On the decision, Quest founder and executive chairman Paul Constantinou said: “The injection of self-isolation facilities into the health system will help remove some of the pressure on our hospitals.

“When experts talk about flattening the curve, it’s about making sure hospital beds are available to the people who need them most.

“The scale of isolation is unlike anything we’ve ever seen, so we must open up our hotels during this emergency.”

Hotel occupancy levels over the coming months are expected to drop below 10 per cent.