Sometimes travelling for business rarely allows you the time or the luxury to manoeuvre your way through the city. You have no choice but to put up at the nearest and most convenient hotel and more often than not, it is the hotel nearest to where your flight just landed. Some airport hotels are luxurious, comfortable and an experience that doesn’t disappoint. EXEC takes a tour to find out more about 10 of the best airport hotels out there.
Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong
Chosen as the world’s best airport hotel by the Worl Airport Awards 2012, travellers from all over the world agree that the hotel is worth every single penny it charges. Equipped with a large outdoor pool, ample lounge areas, spacious rooms, a well-equipped gym and every other amenity you can imagine, guests can reach the hotel within 20 minutes of arriving at the airport. With direct access to the Airport Express Line, this hotel also provides a free round-trip shuttle service to the city centre.
With prices ranging from Rs 26,000 to Rs 43,000 per room for two nights, the traditional Chinese delicacies found in the hotel restaurants leave guests wanting more.
Intercontinental or Tambo Airport Hotel, Africa
The Intercontinental Johannesburg or Tambo Airport is easily the best airport hotel in Africa. Located at walking distance from the arrivals lounge, this hotel proudly boasts of service that is quick and efficient. Along with being fully soundproof, the air-conditioned rooms come with satellite TV and tea/coffee-makers. For those who might have a few hours to spare, the guided city tours are definitely worth checking out.
With prices varying from Rs 39,700 to Rs 44,200 per room for two nights, this hotel offers free WiFi to all it’s guests and children under the age of 19 can stay free of charge.
Parkroyal Melbourne Airport
Linked directly to the airport, the Parkroyal Melbourne has unanimously been regarded as the best Airport Hotel in Australia. Located adjacent to the airport, the 276 room strong hotel has facilities like a 24-hour fitness centre with a sauna and steam room, minibars and luxurious marble bathrooms.
With prices ranging from Rs 25,000-Rs 50,000 per room for two nights, the delicious bar menu is worth checking out, along with the massages offered at the fitness centre.
Oryx Rotana, Doha
The best airport hotel of the Middle East, the Oryx Rotana is situated within the Doha International Airport grounds. While the restaurants offer a wide variety of delectable Arabic cuisine, live jazz music is an integral part of its essence.
Priced at Rs 19,000 onwards, windsurfing is one of biggest attractions this hotel has to offer.
Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Located within the Vancouver Airport, this hotel is just minutes from the Richmond Olympic Circle. The full service spa is the perfect way to unwind with the full-body massages, scrubs and hydrotherapy.
Priced at Rs 26,000 onwards per room for two nights, the authentic English Afternoon Teas boast some of the best hot scones you’ll ever taste!
Langham Palace, Beijing Capital City
Located within the area of Ditan Park and the Lama Temple, this luxury lifestyle hotel offers you services that even include childcare and wedding services. The five signature restaurants are sure to blow your senses.
Priced at Rs 15,000 onwards, the 372 windows are soundproof and absolutely gorgeous.
With a direct access to the very busy Terminal 5 through a covered walkway, and Terminal 1, 2, 3 and 4 through the Heathrow Express/Connect Rail, the start of the art health spa and gym is the place to relax and rejuvenate from a tiring day at work.
Priced at Rs 25,000 onwards, along with WiFi, wired internet is also available in all the rooms of the hotel.
Caesar Sao Paolo International Airport
Situated right next to the international airport, is famous for it’s exceptional attention to preferences of guests. Just half an hour from the financial district of the city of Guarulhos, luxury is synonymous to the Caesar Sao Paolo.
Priced at Rs 23,000 per room every two nights, this hotel is designed to take care of all your needs.
Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich
A paradise for pet-owners, this hotel boasts of spacious rooms, a 24 hour functional fitness facility and a well-equipped wellness facility that boasts of a sauna, a spa, a hot tub and a pool bar that serves healthy snacks.
Priced at Rs 24,000 onwards, the restaurant serving world cuisine is worth checking out.
Grand Hyatt, Dallas Fort Worth
Minutes away from the airport and one of the most famous golf clubs of Dallas, the Bear Creek Golf Club, this hotel even packs in video games consoles for those who shy away from television or the internet. With designer fittings and accessories in the bathroom, luxurious is a word that defines this perfectly.
Priced at Rs 17,000 per room for two nights, the large granite topped work desks in the room are perfect to brainstorm over.