Florida Airport seeks developers for unique fly-in hotel

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Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is seeking developers for a unique high-end hotel with airfield access.

The fly-in hotel will accommodate the coastal Florida airport’s accelerated growth in air service and major corporate tenants, with meeting space and lodging in high demand. It will be among only a handful of airport fly-in hotels in the US.

MLB’s request for proposals includes a minimum 20,000ft2 of meeting and event space, approximately 200 guest rooms, a fine dining restaurant with rooftop bar, outdoor pool, sundeck, fitness amenities and a VIP/concierge floor. In addition, partnering with a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility must be incorporated into a winning proposal.

Greg Donovan, airport executive director at Orlando Melbourne International Airport, commented, “A unique clientele requires a unique airport and hotel. It is mission critical that we keep pace with this growth and meet the increasing demand for upscale lodging and dining.

“Convenience for our corporate tenants is paramount. The parcel set aside for this development is 12.45 acres and provides coastal water views. Even rocket launches will be visible from the campus and rooftop entertainment venues.”

Proposals are being accepted at Melbourne Airport Authority offices at One Air Terminal Parkway by 2pm on March 15, 2019.

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