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Aerotel opens in Guangzhou Baiyun’s new Terminal 2
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport’s impressive new Terminal 2 boasts its own transit hotel courtesy of Plaza Premium Group’s 57-room Aerotel Guangzhou.
The group’s sixth hotel in its network and first in China, Aerotel Guangzhou – operated in collaboration with Hangwan Hotel Asset Management Company of Guangdong Airport Authority – offers double, solo and solo plus rooms to ensure that it caters to different size groups.
While “flexible hourly-booking options” are designed to make reserving a room easy for potential customers either while they are at the airport or prior to arriving in Guangzhou.
Plaza Premium Group Aerotel notes that each room is fitted with “quality bedding, powerful showers, bottled water, towels, slippers, a hairdryer, cable TV as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.” A Library Lounge is also available to provide refreshments, TV and reading materials.
“We are very excited about our first Aerotel in China and are working closely with Hangwan Hotel Asset Management Company of Guangdong Airport Authority to create a comfortable transit experience for both international and local travellers in the new Guangzhou airport terminal,” enthused Song Hoi-see, founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group.
“Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the third busiest airport in China. I’m humbled with the opportunity given to Plaza Premium Group in creating a new airport experience.
“With Plaza Premium Group’s 20 years of experience in shaping airport hospitality around the world, we look forward to sharing our global expertise and resources in enhancing travel experience in China.”
DAIFUKU CO LTD (JAPAN)
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Adam Matheson, executive general manager
Daifuku Airport Technologies (ATec) provides a broad range of solutions for airports and airlines, including baggage handling systems, self-service software and hardware solutions, baggage screening systems, specialised sortation control, ULD handling, software and controls and operational intelligence solutions. The business spans globally in collaboration with its group affiliates in Japan, the US, UK, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
DFS Group Limited
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: Jim Beighley, executive vice president, strategy and business development
DFS is the world’s largest company focusing on luxury retailing in the travel industry. With operations in over 55 airports globally, DFS has extensive knowledge and experience in the retailing of luxury brands in the airport environment. With its corporate head office base in Hong Kong, the company is ideally placed to aid with the development of airport retailing and other non-aeronautical revenue sources throughout the ACI network.
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