Perth in hotel call

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Perth Airport in Australia has issued a call for expressions of interest from experienced hotel operators for the first ever hotel development on the airport estate.

The proposed site for the hotel is on Dunreath Drive right next to the Redcliffe rail station on the Forrestfield Airport Link and is part of a transit-oriented development, Airport West, intended to serve passengers as well as the rapidly growing business and retail operations in the area.

“We believe there is the potential for the growth of the Airport West precinct as a business and retail precinct to underpin a hotel long after Terminal 3 and 4 are gone,” said Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown. “In the short term, the hotel will be ideally located for passengers from those terminals and even after 2025, will only be one train stop away for both corporate and leisure travelers.

“We are looking to attract responses from strong performing hotel operators with demonstrated experience in operating a successful hotel business.”

Construction of the hotel is expected to begin in 2021, with the facility opening in 2022/23.

Preliminary work is being done to assess a suitable site in the T1 parking lot for a full-service hotel with close access for international, interstate and regional travelers.

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