The air travel industry is growing by leaps and bounds. As passenger
traffic increases around the world, on ground facilities are also
changing to adapt to new demands and needs of travelers. One such
growing want is the accommodation of passengers who are required to
spend a long duration or even a night at the airport.
Delayed or missed connections, inclement weather, long layovers are a
part and parcel of modern day travel. Airports around the globe are
gearing up to offer travelers a variety of ‘rest’ options including
sleep pods for hire, padded recliners, lounges with shower facilities
and full-service hotels.
We examine some of the best hotel options located within or connected to
major international airports all over the world. Given the growing
number of these hotels, spending a night or a long wait at a major
airport doesn’t seem as daunting a prospect as in the past.
Toronto Pearson International Airport
The Sheraton Gateway Hotel is easily accessible via a climate-controlled
walkway from terminals 1 and 3 of the Toronto International Airport.
Aside from soundproof guest rooms, the hotel also offers amenities like a
heated swimming pool; 24-hour fitness center and on-site restaurant and
grill SPG members can avail of free Internet access at the hotel.
Vancouver International Airport
The Fairmont is a luxury hotel is located in Vancouver’s International
Airport above the US departures terminal. The hotel is completely
soundproofed and offers day room packages between the 8am and 8pm. The
facilities at this award-winning hotel include a restaurant, bar, an
indoor pool and health club, and spa.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
The Grand Hyatt DFW is a luxury hotel attached to Terminal D of the
Dallas Fort Worth hotel
. The hotel offers a total of 239 rooms and
suites and is accessible via Skylink High-Speed train or Terminal Link
shuttle services of the airport. The hotel also has a limited number of
rooms available for day room access. On offer at the hotel are an array
of facilities and services including meeting rooms, laundry services,
in-room dining, soda and ice machines and more. The hotel also features
restaurants, a café and bar along with a 24-hour rooftop fitness center,
a Spa and a heated outdoor pool. The hotel is within proximity to two
golf clubs, the Cowboys Golf Club, and the Bear Creek Golf Club. The
Grand Hyatt is not the only hotel located at Dallas Fort Worth
International Airport, another hotel from the Hyatt brand offering
similar facilities; the Hyatt Regency DFW is located adjacent to the
airport’s Terminal C.
Boston Logan Airport
The Hilton Boston Logan Airport connects to the Terminals A&C of the
Logan airport (International departure and arrival terminals) via a
climate-controlled Sky Bridge. The Hilton Boston Logan Airport offers
soundproofed guest rooms and suites outfitted with Wi-Fi and flat screen
TVs. An indoor pool, fitness center, gift shop, and clothing store,
on-site restaurant, bar, and cafe are included in its bouquet of
London’s biggest and busiest airport has two hotels attached to it. The
Sofitel, reachable by covered walkway to Terminal 5 and the Hilton
Hotel, which connects to Terminal 4 via a covered walkway. The Sofitel
Heathrow is a luxury hotel
that offers 605 plush rooms and suites
outfitted with complimentary Wi-Fi services. The hotel also has three
restaurants and two bars and a well-equipped spa apart from facilities
for hosting meetings and conferences. Similar luxe accommodations are on
offer at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel. The hotel offers 398
well-appointed rooms and has a variety of onsite facilities including a
24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, a spa, a beauty salon, three
restaurants and two bars. One of the hotel's bars is located on the
rooftop alongside a man-made beach and is a favorite summertime haunt.
The Mercure Schiphol Terminal Hotel is a comfortable three-star hotel
located within the transit area of Lounge 3 of the Schiphol airport. To
stay at this Transit hotel, you have to have a ticket for an onward
journey for that particular day or the next along your passport. The
rooms all feature en suite bathrooms and offer amenities like
complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and so forth. The hotel features a
24-hour self-service restaurant and has an on-site bar.
Frankfurt International Airport
The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel connects to Terminal 1 of the
Frankfurt Airport by way of a covered pedestrian bridge. The hotel
offers 1008 well-appointed, soundproofed rooms, which can also be
reserved on a day basis as well. The hotel offers various categories of
rooms geared for single as well as family travelers. All rooms are
outfitted with free Internet access for one device. The hotel also
features two restaurants, a bar, a cigar lounge and a café and
full-service fitness-cum-wellness center.
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Paris’s expansive Charles de Gaulle airport offers as many as five
hotels within its environs. While The Hilton Charles de Gaulle and the
Novotel CDG Terminal are within walking distance of Terminal 3, the
Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel is reachable via a two-minute walk from
Terminal 2. All three hotels offer day rooms aside from overnight stays.
Dubai International Airport
The Dubai International Airport Hotel is an airside hotel located on the
third level of the city’s Sheikh Rashid Terminal. This luxe hotel is
accessible from Concourse C in Terminal 1 and Concourse A&B of
Terminal 3. The hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites at its three
branches. Other facilities on offer at the hotel are a spa, swimming
pool and segregated Jacuzzis and steam and sauna rooms.
Hamad International Hotel Doha
Doha’s Hamad International Airport has an airside hotel just called the
Airport Hotel. The hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites and
provides services such as in-room dining. The hotel also has a fitness
and wellness center, which is equipped with a swimming pool, gym and
The Abu Dhabi International Airport hosts’ two hotels one is located in
Terminal 1 and the second; the Premium Inn Hotel is accessible from
Terminals 1 and 3, via the Skypark retail corridor. The comfortable
rooms at the Premium Inn Abu Dhabi feature free Internet access and are
elegantly adorned with modern-day conveniences. The hotel also offers a
range of leisure and fitness facilities like a swimming pool, a
whirlpool bath, and gyms.
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
The Louis’Tavern Transit Hotel Dayrooms Suvarnabhumi Airport is onsite
at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on the fourth floor of the
International Departure Hall at Concourse G. The hotel offers an
assortment of superior rooms and suites that feature free Internet
access along with other conveniences. Other facilities include a massage
salon, saunas and steam rooms for men and women and a barber and beauty
salon and 24-hour restaurant.
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore’s much-admired Changi Airport offers four transit hotels.
These include the Ambassador Transit Hotels
at Terminals 1, 2, and 3 and
the Crowne Plaza hotel located near Terminal 3. All four hotels located
at Changi Airport offer travelers the chance to book rooms for day use.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport has two hotels attached to its
premises the Sama-Sama Express, and the Sama-Sama(adjacent to the
airport connected via Skybridge). The Sama Sama Express hotel is only
available for those travelers who are connecting to onward international
flights. Passengers do not need to clear Malaysian Immigration and
Customs to gain access to the hotel but have to produce boarding cards
for their next flight at check-in. Both the Sama Sama hotels
sleek, modern, soundproofed rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi and other
necessities such as flat-screen TVs with an array of satellite channels
and in room coffee and tea making services. The hotels also offer rooms
for day use with a minimum stay requirement of six hours.
Hong Kong International Airport
The Regal Airport Hotel is the transit hotel attached to Hong Kong’s
Chek Lap Kok International Airport. An air-conditioned walkway connects
the airport to Terminal 1. The hotel offers 1,171 well-appointed,
soundproofed guest rooms and suites of various grades. On-site,
facilities include a spa, restaurants, a business center, and a fitness
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport hosts the Eaton Smart
New Delhi Transit Hotel
, which has outlets in both the domestic and
international wings of the airport. The hotel offers well-designed rooms
outfitted with amenities like free Internet access and LCD TVs with
in-room entertainment. The hotel also features a dining lounge, a
fitness center, a full-service spa, and business center.