Incheon International Airport, South Korea (CNN) — If the changes afoot in South Korea take hold around the world, we may be ushering in a new era of airport hotels. Though the hospitality industry has made great strides in delivering unique accommodations -- underwater! in a space station! in a guitar! -- airport hotels have mostly been left out of the loop. Serviceable but unremarkable, the airport hotel has typically been designed for the business traveler focused on getting from point A to point B. Paradise City, however, outside Incheon International Airport, oozes glamor. It's the hottest airport hotel around. Art-tainment The $2-billion-plus resort has been eight years in the making. Courtesy Paradise City & Resort The moment you walk through the main door into the grand lobby and look up to see Damien Hirst's "Legend" -- a half gold, half flayed Pegasus (because: Damien Hirst) -- with one of Yayoi Kusama's giant glass polka-dotted pumpkins behind it, … [Read more...] about World’s most glamorous airport hotel ups the travel hub scene
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Tokyo (CNN) — If you've ever gotten off a long flight and thought to yourself, "I miss being on a plane," then the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu has the room for you. Guests can simulate the flight from Haneda to Itami airport in Osaka. Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu The machine simulates the experience of piloting a Boeing 737-800, flying from Haneda to Osaka's Itami Airport with an instructor on hand to help. Using the simulator costs 30,000 Yen ($277), while booking the room for the night is an additional 25,300 Yen ($234). Guests aren't allowed to operate the simulator themselves. Aki Hagiwara, the head of sales promotion at the hotel, said it cost about 10 million yen ($92,000) to outfit the room. While she was unwilling to disclose sales figures, she said the hotel has gotten positive reaction from enthusiasts. It cost about $92,000 to install the simulator in the room. Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu The idea to install the flight simulator came from the hotel's general manager, … [Read more...] about Japanese airport hotel puts flight simulator in room
HOME » LIFESTYLE » TWA Hotel: JFK Airport’s Only On-Airport Hotel There’s nothing more convenient during a long travel journey than an on-site airport hotel. On my way to Bali last month, I had the pleasure of staying overnight at the brand new TWA Hotel at John F Kennedy Airport in New York. This is JFK Airport’s only on-airport hotel! For those who don’t remember, Trans World Airlines was a major American airline founded by Howard Hughes, lasting from 1930 until 2001 when American Airlines took over. This fabulously themed hotel celebrates TWA’s history and takes you back in time to an elegant, bygone era of aviation. With just over 500 guest rooms, exhilarating runway views, multiple restaurants, and 50,000 square feet of event space, the TWA Hotel is a very exciting addition for travelers at JFK Airport. I arrived at the hotel from Terminal 5 via Saarinen’s iconic flight tubes which were featured in the 2002 film Catch Me If You … [Read more...] about TWA Hotel: JFK Airport’s Only On-Airport Hotel
News Related: Grand Hyatt DFW, Marina del Rey, Regal Airport Hotel, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton Gateway LAX, Sofitel, Sofitel London Heathrow, Top Ten Best It is often convenient to spend a night at the airport before or after a flight. Airport hotels have a bad reputation of being rather soulless, with noisy rooms, barren views and lacking in ambience, or anywhere decent to eat. However, if you choose correctly and pick one of the best airport hotels in the world you will be rewarded with effective soundproofing, fine dining, attractive decor, numerous amenities like Starbucks, gyms or even a pool and there might be a club lounge to enjoy as well. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending I have selected 10 of the best, most luxurious airport hotels in the world to help you make the night before or after your international flight even better. Contact our luxury travel concierge and get a quote at any hotel (airport or otherwise), as we offer extra FREE benefits like free breakfast, … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Best Airport Hotels In The World
(CNN) — Airport hotel. The words alone are enough to make travelers cringe. But just outside of London, 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport, lies a storybook mansion set on the rolling green banks of the Thames. It just may be the grandest airport hotel in the world. Of course, Cliveden House existed long before 747s started touching down nearby. The estate was originally built in 1666 by George Villiers, the second Duke of Buckingham (1628-1687), and it's seen a parade of wealthy residents and scandals ever since. Fifteen minutes from Heathrow Airport lies Cliveden House, a storybook mansion. Courtesy of Cliveden House Today's Cliveden, a three-story, 48-room hotel with 376 acres of manicured formal gardens, offers historic charm, luxurious dining and spa opportunities -- and a taste of the bucolic English countryside life, all just a short drive from Heathrow. Although it wasn't designed as an airport hotel, savvy travelers could do worse than make it their layover HQ. … [Read more...] about Is this the world’s best airport hotel?