Perth Airport is on the hunt for a world-class operator for its first hotel.
The airport’s chief property officer, Dan Sweet, said an Airport Central precinct hotel has been in the master plan for years.
“We are working towards consolidating all commercial air services to the Airport Central precinct near Terminals 1 and 2, so it’s obvious that Airport Central provides a prime location for our first hotel,” he said.
A hotel close to the terminal infrastructure will benefit international and interstate travellers connecting with their flights, he said.
“Perth Airport needs to grow with WA’s aviation and tourism sectors and a hotel on Airport is a big part of this.”
The hotel, with about 250 rooms and suites, will provide easy access to the CBD from the nearby Metronet station.
“Perth Airport directly contributes $3.5 billion to the Western Australian economy and this development will be a great addition to our business and property portfolio,” said Sweet.
Perth Airport is working with property developer CBRE to find a well-established and experienced airport operator, and is seeking proposals from hotel management companies.
The airport hotel’s architect is DKO.