A $50 million Rydges hotel, complete with a rooftop bar and viewing deck, is set to open at the Gold Coast Airport in 2019.
The four star hotel will include 192 rooms and suites over seven storeys with sweeping views over Kirra beach and across the runway to the hinterland.
As well as the rooftop amenity, the hotel will boast a restaurant, resort-style swimming pool, and function, conference and meeting facilities.
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The hotel is being developed as part of the airport’s major terminal expansion project, with construction of both projects expected to start in the third quarter of 2018.
Gold Coast Airport CEO Chris Mills said the hotel would enhance the appeal of the growing airport precinct and add a new level of convenience for passengers. “This is a game changer not just for the airport, but for the southern Gold Coast,” he said.
“The hotel is an important part of the airport’s broader property strategy and we expect it will stimulate interest in a number of other exciting projects being considered for the precinct.
“Many of our customers have indicated they would welcome the convenience of an airport hotel to enable them to catch early morning flights after meetings or conferences.”
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and Gold Coast MP Steven Ciobo welcomed the new airport hotel.
“The Gold Coast had almost five million domestic and international overnight visitors, injecting over $4.3 billion into our local economy last year, so this new investment is great news for the Gold Coast,” he said.
“Commencing construction after the Commonwealth Games, the hotel will help facilitate better access for domestic and international visitors wanting to explore the Gold Coast region.”
The hotel will be developed and managed by a newly created entity, Gold Coast Airport Hotel Pty Ltd, wholly owned by Trepang Services Pty Ltd which is led by experienced hotel developer and operator, John Robinson AO.
Mr Robinson said he was excited about the development and has complete confidence in its success based on his previous experience.
“I always put my money where my mouth is and am completely comfortable investing $50 million in this project. I have extensive experience in the development and operation of hotels and have been in the industry for the best part of 40 years. I have also developed and operated airport hotels, I have gained a strong sense of what people require in terms of accommodation when travelling, whether it be business or leisure,” he said.
“Everyone is time poor these days and certainty when it comes to travelling, time is crucial. An airport hotel provides comfort to the travelling public that they will be arrive at the terminal in time for their flights.”
For more information, visit: goldcoastairport.com.au/