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Luxury trend for airport hotels


High-end properties replace basic airport hotel overnights
Once designed for convenience rather than comfort, airport hotels are changing. Chains of luxury brands are opening airport properties, attracting longer stays.
Previously providing rooms to guests flying in for a single meeting or event or people who had a long drive or bus trip to get there, now some are becoming resort-like venues with alluring perks.
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, for example, is within the terminal – with its own security checkpoint. Non-flying guests and visitors must also pass through security.
It has a fitness centre and pool that overlook the runway. As does the Hyatt Hotel at Orlando International, which can also pick up your luggage at the baggage area and deliver it to your room.
Dallas/Fort Worth International has two massive terminal-side hotels and others are planned at Atlanta, Minneapolis Saint Paul and New Orleans.
At the opposite end of the scale, capsule hotels are also on the rise at airports, with one just opening at Tokyo Narita. British brand Yotel has tiny but comfortable rooms at London Gatwick and Heathrow and at Amsterdam Schiphol. NapCab in Munich charges guests by the minute.


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