Finding out your flight has been delayed after you arrive at the airport can be a stressful situation, unless it means you get the chance to stay at one of the top airport hotels in the world. All of the following hotels are winners of the Skytrax Best Hotel Airport Award, and all offer a first-class service in sumptuous surroundings that will make you wish your flight never leaves the tarmac.
1. Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong, China
Those lucky enough to stay at the presidential suite of this magnificent hotel are in for a truly spectacular experience. Spread over 2 floors and spanning 280sqm, the suite offers a private sauna and spacious marble bathroom. The business centre of this hotel is one of the best in the world offering 30 different function rooms including a grand ballroom.
2. Langham Place, Beijing, ChinaPhoto: beijingairport.langhamplacehotels.com
Located just minutes from Beijing Capitol Airport, this stylish hotel offers all the amenities you could possible want from a luxury hotel and is ideally situated for all the major tourist attractions. Guests can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness centre, dine in one of 3 gourmet restaurants or hang out in the VIP lounge.
3. Oryx Rotana, Doha, Qatar
Qatar’s leading business hotel makes entertainment a priority, and guests can start the evening with wine tasting in the cellar followed by an elegant al fresco dinner at Al Nafourah Garden. Finish your night in style with drinks and dancing in the Jazz club before retiring to one of the hotel’s 110 sqm suites.
4. Kempinski Hotel, Munich, Germany
Situated right next to Munich airport, this stunning hotel is housed in a glass atrium and offers bright and spacious suites and conference rooms. The hotel offers a 24-hour private aviation catering service for high-rollers, and the nearby Canis resort provides luxury accommodation for accompanying pets.
5. Crowne Plaza, Changi, Singapore
Featuring stunning architecture and award winning restaurants serving the finest Cantonese cuisine, this hotel provides a welcome escape from the pressures of modern life. A climate-controlled bridge links the Crowne Plaza to Changi airport, and travellers can relax by a landscaped pool only minutes after stepping off the plane.
6. Sofitel, London, England
Sofitel is a luxury French hotel that is directly linked to terminal 5 of London’s Heathrow airport. Comprising 605 rooms including 52 suites, a gourmet restaurant, an award winning spa, fitness centre, and vitality pool, the hotel offers something for each and every traveller passing through the world’s busiest airport.
7. Hilton, Beijing, China
The Hilton brand is synonymous with style and luxury, and the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport is no exception. Guests need never leave the hotel grounds as they are provided with a fully equipped health centre and spa, indoor swimming pool, 4 different restaurants with 32 private dining rooms, and fully equipped business centre.
8. Hyatt Regency, Incheon, South Korea
The Hyatt Regency seeks to provide an ‘office away from office’ feeling and business travellers will feel right at home in the business centre, which offers high-speed internet, printing, scanning, copying and a secretarial service. Once the work is complete it’s time to play, and guests can take their pick from the casino, spa, fitness centre or indoor pool.
9. Grand Hyatt, Dallas/Fort Worth, USA
No one does southern hospitality quite like Texas, and the staff at Grand Hyatt are waiting to welcome you to their award-winning hotel. Soundproofed rooms guarantee a peaceful nights slumber and will ensure you feel energised enough for a few rounds at the adjacent Bear Creek Golf Club.
10. Novotel, Bangkok, Thailand
This hotel offers a ’24-hour flexi’ policy that allows guests to check-in at any time they like and then leave exactly 24 hours later. The business centre offers a wide range of facilities for business professionals including a theatre that seats up to 1000 people. Novotel is also an extremely child-friendly hotel and offers a special welcome and personalised gift for all young guests.
Airport hotels are much more than just a place to rest your head. Many offer all the services and amenities of a luxury five-star hotel, and most are located just a few steps from the airport arrivals lounge meaning you never have to worry about finding your hotel again. Have you ever stayed at one of these hotels?