Plaza Premium Group is set to launch its first Aerotel-brand airport transit hotel in China in the second quarter of 2018 upon the opening of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport’s new Terminal 2 building.
An exact opening date has yet to be unveiled – Plaza Premium Group will announce this “in due course”, alongside room rates and operating hours.
Designed for departing and transiting travellers, the upcoming Aerotel Guangzhou will feature 57 guestrooms situated within the new terminal’s secured area at the international departure level.
Rooms come in three types – Double, Solo and Solo Plus – and can accommodate single or group travellers. Each provides showers, towels, slippers, hairdryers, TV, bottled water and complimentary wifi.
Beyond the rooms themselves, guests also have access to the hotel’s Library Lounge, which offers refreshments, TV and reading materials.
The new hotel marks the group’s sixth Aerotel property worldwide.
Plaza Premium Group has also signed agreements with a number of management groups from other international airports in China, notably in Shenzhen, Beijing, Qingdao and Zhengzhou, on the planning and development of VIP airport lounges and transit hotels.
For the new Qingdao (Jiaodong) International Airport, which is set to open in 2019, the company is developing what it describes as a “hospitable and efficient airport experience”.
“As China’s economy continues to boom, it is estimated that the domestic and inbound tourists will surpass 5.7 billion in 2018, according to the recent report from China Tourism Academy and China National Tourism Administration,” said Song Hoi-see, founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group.
“The new and better airport infrastructures planned in China’s key travel hubs are certainly great efforts to cater to the increasing air traffic with more convenient, efficient and hospitable airport experience.”
Plaza Premium also operates independent airport lounges across 37 international airports around the world. The group also manages third-party lounges in China, including a co-branded lounge concept with China Eastern Airlines.
Starting this month, the company will also take over management of China Southern Airlines’ airport lounges at Guangzhou, the carrier’s primary hub.