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Resort-style airport hotel opens for guests

October 28, 2020

A new style of airport hotel has been unveiled with the opening of Rydges Gold Coast Airport, where guests are promised both convenience and a “destination within a destination”.

The resort-themed hotel has opened on the doorstep of the Gold Coast Airport terminal and a stone’s throw from Kirra Beach.

Rydges Gold Coast Airport General Manager Luke Harley said his team had enthusiastically welcomed the first guests to the hotel this week.

“The hotel is Gold Coast themed and thoughtfully designed to match our environment and lifestyle,” he said.

“It is an airport hotel by location, but a leisure property by product and guest experience.”

Mr Harley said the hotel was uniquely positioned and would become a destination in its own right.

“There is no airport hotel in Australia or the Pacific that has a 25-metre resort-style pool, outstanding rooftop bar with uninterrupted ocean and runway views, a prime beachside position, and, of course, a terminal on its doorstep,” he said.

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Chris Mills said it was exciting to see the doors open, bringing many years of planning by the airport team to fruition.

“An airport hotel has been part of our planning for several years, so there is a real sense of achievement in seeing the first guests check in,” he said.

“We are looking forward to the Queensland border opening to NSW and Victoria, allowing our passenger numbers to recover and delivering guests to the hotel.”

The opening of the $50 million facility has seen the creation of 60 new jobs. It was delivered by Trepang, associated with experienced hotel developers John Robinson and Nick Paspaley, and built by local company Condev Construction.  

The sevel-level hotel comprises 192 rooms, as well as two restaurants, two bars, function space and a top floor gym. The rooftop bar, The Salty Fox, will be open to the public and is set to commence trading from mid-November. The restaurants will offer dining-in and takeaway food options until late each night.

All rooms have minimum 55-inch smart televisions, cable channels, complimentary Wi-Fi and daily housekeeping.

A special opening rate from $175 per room per night is available, including a complimentary upgrade.

To book visit the Rydges website or call 5619 8198 or email reservations_rydgesgoldcoastairport@evt.com.

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