Staying at airport hotels is an excellent idea if you have an early morning flight or need a place to rest after a flight before resuming your journey. Realizing travelers' accommodation needs whilst passing through airports has led to plenty of hotels emerging around the airport areas across the globe. Their popularity among passengers has grown steadily because of the convenience they offer as well as the brilliant service and comprehensive facilities they provide. We've compiled a list of the world's most famous airport hotels- from the best to the craziest:
Pan Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur: What makes this hotel unique is the fact that it's directly connected to the airport. A five-minute leisurely airport walk will take you to a skybridge where you'll be immediately welcomed by Malaysia's delightful sights and sounds. If you're too tired to walk to the airport, there are free shuttles running around the airport and they're willingly offer you a ride.
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Milan Malpensa Airport: Located at Terminal 1 of Milan's largest airport, this 400-room hotel features a 10,000 sq ft fitness center and spa with an indoor swimming pool, together with 22 meeting rooms. The Sheraton is planning to open similar hotels in Moscow, Pittsburgh and Detroit.
London Gatwick Yotel: This airport hotel has 47 elegant pods equipped with a bathtub, shower, and a flat-screen TV. Yotel, which also runs facilities in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and London's Heathrow Airport, plans to open five airport hotels in Europe and the United States later this year.
Hilton Beijing Capital Airport: Located a few minutes' walk away from Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital Airport, this 320-room hotel features a range of onsite facilities including several bars and restaurants, a fitness center and spa, indoor swimming pool, as well as 21 meeting rooms.
Kempinski Munich: Kempinski boasts 400 rooms in a massive steel and glass building just outside Munich International Airport. This is a great place to stay for tourists arriving in one of Germany's most wonderful cities. Kempinski is stylish, comfortable and one of the world's highest customer-rated airport hotels.
Jumbo Hostel, Stockholm: This should top the list of the most bizarre airport hotels. Jumbo Hostel is housed in a 747 Jumbo Jet that has been retired from flying. Inside, there are 25 rooms that can accommodate up to 79 guests. The “Cockpit Suite” is the most expensive option, while all other guests use recycled plane lavatories as their bathrooms.
With an airport hotel, passengers can start their journey in total relaxation without having to worry about early morning or late night motorway trips to catch their flight on time because the airport is only minutes away.