Beijing’s New Airport Has the Best Cure for Tired Travelers: a Hotel That Rents Rooms by the Hour
Last month, the world's largest airport opened in Beijing. And now it has a hotel to match its stature.
Travelers who are passing through Beijing Daxing International Airport can spend the night at Aerotel Beijing, the in-terminal hotel.
The hotel has a host of splashy feature but perhaps the most exciting for road-weary travelers is that you can check in and out at any time of day — perfect for those dealing with early-morning or late-night flights. Guests will pay based per number of hours that they intend to be in the room (options come in blocks of three, six, nine or 12 hours).
“We tailor services at each location to make our guests feel at home,” Song Hoi-see, the founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group, which owns the hotel, said in a statement. “The opening of Aerotel Beijing is for travelers seeking elevated and personalized experiences at Beijing Daxing International Airport. It will, for example, transform the experience for travelers journeying from Beijing and Tianjin that have early morning long haul flights.”
The hotel is located about a 10-minute walk from the international check-in desk.
There are 215 bedrooms in the hotel, all of which are designed to help travelers make the most of their hours in the hotel. No matter what time zone you’re coming from, you’ll have ideal sleeping conditions with a pillow menu and soothing ambient lighting in each room. There are also high-powered showers to wash away all the travel grime you undoubtedly collect while in transit.
Guests at the hotel will have access to an on-site restaurant (open 24 hours a day), private dining room, fitness area and two meeting rooms.
Beijing Daxing Airport opened at the end of September. The Zaha Hadid-designed structure is expected to become the busiest in the world when it reaches maximum passenger capacity of 100 million people per year.