Room with a view
Plaza Premium Group has opened the only airport transit hotel in the world to be equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and pool side bar at Singapore Changi.
Called Aerotel and located close to Gate 41 on Level 3 of Terminal 1, it is described as a stylish hideaway in the heart of the Singapore hub by its creators.
“Aerotel Singapore is our first airport transit hotel which meets the demand of transit passengers by promising a comfy airport accommodation, swimming and gym facilities, and convenient booking hours, bringing them a brand new home-away-from-home experience in Changi,” enthuses Song Hoi-see, founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group.
Lean and green
Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has become the first Indian gateway to be awarded a GreenCo Platinum rating by the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Green Business Centre.
HOK provided design and planning services for the expansion of Terminal 1, which has previously earned LEED Gold certification from the Indian Green Building Council.
Bengaluru International Airport Limited’s president of airport operations, Hari Marar, enthuses: “We see this rating as a testimony toward our efforts in building an energy efficient and green airport.
“The award was evaluated on criterion like implementation of water-saving projects, energy efficiency, utilisation of renewable energy, greenhouse gas emission, waste management, optimising the three Rs of reduce, reuse and recycle, and green supply chain, among others.”