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Sydney Airport to welcome Australia’s first ‘Aerotel’

Aerotel offers in-terminal hotels at many global airports, including at London Heathrow (above).

Plaza Premium Group will open Australia’s first Aerotel at Sydney Airport as part of a USD$55 million (AUD$80 million) investment into expanding the concept to 15 new locations around the world.

Aerotel Sydney will be situated around a one-minute walk from the Arrivals Hall at Sydney International Airport and features a block of 20 hotel rooms able to be booked by the hour to allow travellers with early or late departures an opportunity to rest and prepare for the journey ahead.

Rooms at the facility can be booked with a minimum six-hour charge and are designed for travellers who live an extended distance from Sydney Airport eager to avoid leaving for the airport in the middle of the night. The addition of the Aerotel concept to Sydney comes in support of research showing a strong peak period of travellers leaving on flights prior to 9am and requiring check-in from 6am or earlier.

Plaza Premium Lounge Sydney will open early in 2020, the company said.

Plaza Premium Group General Manager Australia, Stuart Vella, said the company was delighted to be extending its offerings to Australia’s largest and busiest airport.

“It marks a significant milestone in Plaza Premium Group’s expansion and is another step forward in our greater goal to transform the airport experience for all travellers regardless of ticket class. Now guests can enjoy an elevated experience in our Plaza Premium Lounge and use Aerotel facilities to have the most comfortable journey possible.”

Plaza Premium Group will also open a 70-seat pay-per-use lounge in the airport, providing guests travelling in all cabin classes with a place to relax and enjoy food and drinks prior to their flight.

The company’s airport lounge is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2020, with Aerotel Sydney scheduled for early in the second half of the year.

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