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Perth Airport looking for partner to operate its first hotel


Perth Airport is looking to partner with a world-class operator for its first hotel development.

“A hotel located in the Airport Central precinct has been part of our Master Planning for many years”, reveals Dan Sweet, the Australian gateway’s chief property officer.

“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.

“Consolidation will make it easier for all passengers to seamlessly connect between regional, domestic and international destinations.

“And a hotel located within walking distance of terminal infrastructure means that international and interstate visitors have a convenient place to stay as they wait for their regional connection to one of our wonderful tourism destinations.”

He continues: “Perth Airport needs to grow with WA’s aviation and tourism sectors and a hotel on Airport is a big part of this. The new hotel will be a world-class facility with safe and convenient vehicle access and will offer a mix of around 250 rooms and suites.

“The new hotel will also be located next to Metronet’s Airport Central Station for a quick 12- minute train to the CBD.

“Perth Airport directly contributes A$3.5 billion to the Western Australian economy and this development will be a great addition to our business and property portfolio.

“We are working with global leader in property development CBRE and we are now seeking proposals from hotel management companies to operate the future hotel development located at Airport Central.”

Aaron Desange, head of Capital mMarkets WA, CBRE, says that the airport is seeking to appoint a well­ established and regarded hotel operator with demonstrated experience in leading airport accommodation assets.

“We are confident in delivering a successful outcome for Perth Airport and feel that this will be a highly sought-after opportunity,” notes Desange.

While Dennis Chew, DKO Perth studio director, says: “We’re thrilled to be appointed as the architect for the Perth Airport Central Hotel project.

“Our design will reflect Western Australia’s unique beauty with materials and forms inspired by its landscapes, providing a memorable and warm welcome to visitors from all over the world.”

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