Over the past decade, a new breed of hotels has popped up at a number of major airport hubs globally to meet the needs of time poor business travellers who find they can be both productive and relaxed, without leaving the airport.
Many of these airport hotels are actually housed within the airport terminal and make for a luxurious, resort- style haven that takes the weary traveller from airport scramble to an unexpected sanctuary in a matter of steps.
They make a great spot for business meetings, or if you have a longer transit time between flights you can check-in to a room while you catch up on your work, eat a good meal and freshen up.
Airport hotels represent a new style of accommodation that has been created specifically for the corporate traveller who wants to use their time efficiently. For some travellers this means work productivity, while for others, it means leaving the bustling airport environment to relax in peace and quiet.
Most of the airport hotels are five-star properties that blend luxury with convenience, and showcase the local culture, beauty and style throughout their design.
Oftentimes, an airport hotel is the traveller's first experience of a country so from room furnishings, to artwork, and even panoramic views or plane spotting advantages, the new airport hotel design immediately reminds the traveller of which country they are visiting.
Most importantly for those checking-in for a rest, all rooms are sound proofed to reduce the noise levels associated with the airport.
Airport hotels offer excellent facilities for the travellers who need to work, including in-room Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, business and conference facilities, and ambient lobbies.
They’re also ideal for multi-tasking travellers working for multinational companies because you can meet face-to-face with peers or clients based in the city while you’re in transit to another country.
To read more about Airport Hotels, download the FCm Outlook paper, Transit to Another World. Rise of the Airport Hotel.