Airport hotels is Asia these days are not just places where travelers can have short rest between their transfers or during business trip. These are places that compete with hotels in the city, they are popular spots for meetings, banquets, weddings and stay of leisure travelers. Here are some examples of hotels that have become very popular with both domestic and international visitors.
Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport is not only a hotel, but an art gallery with more than 400 pieces of artwork exhibited throughout the hotel. The hotel also has its own basketball area and a natural grass place for teambuilding activities. The hotel even has its own lake where guests can enjoy walking or afternoon jogs.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore is another example of an outstanding airport hotel. The hotel has its own swimming pool overlooking the airport’s control tower and garden. To the service of guests are modern fitness center and a spa with numerous treatment rooms. The hotel is very popular, so in addition to the original hotel a new wing with 243 guestrooms is being built. When the construction is over, the hotel will have 563 guestrooms in total. According to the hotel management, modern airport hotels can compete with counterparts in the city. Many travelers become savvier about their spending during travel. Business visitors are another attractive group for airport hotels as they are often chosen as a meeting place for global companies. Crowne Plaza Changi also hosts around 150 wedding events a year.
Of course, currently short stay guests are the main auditory of airport hotels. At Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore, only 10% of guests are business travelers, while the rest are FITs and one-night stay visitors. At Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport 20% of guests are business visitors who have meetings at the hotel, other most important segments are FIT, one night and airline-related guests. Naturally, the specific of airport hotels adds more challenge to hotel management. As such hotels mostly serve short-term guests, hotel staff needs to cope with big volume of check-ins and check-outs and deliver good service to guests.