Sydney Airport in Australia has appointed Mantra Group as the manager for the new 136- room, limited service hotel in the airport’s Terminal 2/Terminal 3 (T2/T3) precinct. The new hotel will complement Sydney Airport’s existing 318-room Rydges hotel at Terminal 1 and the 199-room Ibis Budget Hotel at T2/T3. Construction of the new hotel is due to commence in April 2016.
Kerrie Mather, managing director and CEO of Sydney Airport, said, “Sydney Airport aims to provide customers with more choice and value by offering a diverse range of hotel products close to our terminals.
“With 39 million passengers a year and growing, our hotel development strategy seeks to address strong demand for quality accommodation options at Sydney Airport.
“We are excited to be partnering with Mantra Group who are well known for their modern lifestyle product and we look forward to working with them to further enhance the passenger experience at Sydney Airport.”
Bob East, CEO of Mantra Group, said, “The new Mantra hotel is a superbly located property within close proximity and easy walking distance to Sydney Airport’s Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 domestic terminals for business and leisure travelers alike.
“Mantra Group is well placed to enhance the travel experience with a dedicated airport hotel at Australia’s busiest airport, Sydney Airport.
“We design hotels to go beyond the traditional, with teams who understand that guest expectations are evolving and the experiences we create set our brand apart.
“We expect our loyal Mantra guests will readily embrace this new Sydney Airport hotel and we have plans to create a dynamic food and beverage offering that will distinguish it as a standout in the area.”