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Airport hotels are rarely included in vacation plans and are often chosen because of their convenience and airport transfer services. However, with the return of the traveler’s desire to travel and fly, airport hotels seem to have renewed their reputation. See the world’s most spectacular airports featuring indoor rainforests, fine-dining restaurants, and more.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is one of the most recognizable buildings in Singapore and one of the best airport hotels in the world. This award-winning hotel is at the end of Terminal 3, which connects Changi airport to the area’s malls, retail stores, restaurants and more.
This hotel seems to be floating in a filigrana flower cage, with a touch of tropical plants and a swimming pool. Banish your jet lag at its world-class spa or get to work with its business features, such as ergonomic furniture, wireless printers and free international calls. Not far from there is Jewel Changi Airport, a nature-themed shopping and entertainment complex that offers a unique experience. You can, for example, soar high on the Manulife Sky Nets, a giant 250 m trampoline suspended within an indoor rainforest, or drop by one of the world’s tallest indoor waterfalls, the HSBC Rain Vortex.
Amsterdam Schiphol is one of the busiest airports in Europe. Travelers are spoiled for choice where to rest, but if you’re looking for casual comfort with maximum style, try staying at citizenM Schiphol Airport.
This contemporary accommodation has a pod-hotel concept and its wide range of services and facilities will refresh the weary traveler. Soft mattresses, fast WiFi, smart connections, and spacious showers make citizenM Schiphol Airport one of the best airport hotels. Plus there are 24-hour services, such as microwaveable meals and a bar, so you can eat and drink at any time.
Take the stress out of delays or transit by staying at an award-winning 5-star hotel with world-class hospitality. Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain is the epitome of luxury transit and proof that airport hotels can offer more than just a great location.
With an atmosphere that is more like a desert oasis than a transit place, Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain invites you to try its 576 sqm infinity pool and have a gastronomic adventure complete with live cooking demos and entertainment. Plus, the hotel has plenty of saunas and the sparkling Arad Bay Lagoon can be your place to relax. An overnight stay here is probably better than flying first class.
If you want to see the Great Wall of China and have half a day, stay at Cordis Beijing Capital Airport to fill your bucket list. Located an hour’s drive from the Mutianyu wall, this hotel has a concierge service that provides a fast-track itinerary for you to explore Beijing.
If you don’t want to take a walk, you can enjoy the facilities of this hotel which is opposite Terminal 3. Enjoy fine dining with local and Western dishes at Ming Court, which has the same reputation as its Michelin-starred Hong Kong branch, or sip fresh cocktails in the art deco swimming pool. There are also various wellness services to help you feel zen before you have to fly again.
Art lovers will love this unique hotel that is far from the monotony of an airport hotel. Bold, creative and unforgettable, Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel really wants to ‘revive’ the weary traveler. From the start, guests who check-in are greeted with a 3 m high cage full of exotic birds.
From outdoor pools to 3-hole mini golf courses and bars serving desserts, everything will make you forget you’re only 4 km from the airport. If you prioritize rest, try this specially designed hotel ‘nest’ or enjoy the art-themed rooms featuring eclectic artwork. This place will cool your eyes after flying long distances and moving from terminal to terminal. What’s more, the minibar is free!
After flying for hours, maybe resting in the tight space of a Boeing 747 sounds unattractive, but wait a minute, try staying at STF Jumbo Stay Stockholm between transits. Located at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, this hostel is a revamped Boeing 747 jumbo jet and offers unconventional accommodation with hotel-like comfort plus runway views.
The price, uniqueness, and location attract the attention of travelers to spend the night on this fully equipped plane. Dormitory room prices are affordable, but if you are willing to pay more with Queen of the Skies you can book a Cockpit Suite room. Need a place to work? STF Jumbo Stay Stockholm also has its own conference room, so you can video-call while jet-set.