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Adelaide Airport unveils hotel plan

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A HOTEL with direct links to domestic and international check-in areas will be built at Adelaide Airport in South Australia.

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Event Hospitality & Entertainment Ltd has reached agreement with Adelaide Airport Ltd to develop and operate a seven-storey, 165-room hotel within the Adelaide Airport precinct.

Developed under the Atura brand, the hotel will feature a restaurant and bar, a business centre, flexible function and meeting spaces plus a port-cochere for patron drop off and collection.

A walkway will directly link the hotel with the airport’s Level 2 domestic and international check-in area.

Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited Group Managing Director David Seargeant said the “unique design” would seamlessly connect the terminal and hotel with the plaza space.

“With a focus on great design, Atura Hotels offers design-savvy travellers a fresh travel experience; one we believe will hold great appeal for all airport precinct visitors and not just hotel guests,” he said.

International flights into Adelaide have increased significantly in the past five years and have been boosted in 2016 by the addition of China Southern and Qatar Airways services.

The airport in the South Australian capital was this year rated the ninth best international airport by Travel + Leisure.

Adelaide Airport Managing Director Mark Young said the hotel would connect the airport’s aeronautical activities and its planned Airport Business District.

“Adelaide Airport has grown substantially in recent years, and many of our passengers have indicated they would welcome the convenience of a close hotel to enable catching early morning flights after meetings or conferences,” he said.

“More than 8,700 people are directly employed on the airport and many business people fly to Adelaide to conduct business solely at the airport.

“We expect demand to grow as passenger numbers continue to increase and we develop our Airport Business District infrastructure.”

Construction of the hotel is expected to start in April 2017 with an anticipated opening in the December 2018 quarter. 

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