Brisbane Airport BNE Issue 5 - page 6

Newhotel and
conference centre
for Airport
Brisbane-based developers Anthony and Scott Flynn will build
two new hotels and a conference centre at Brisbane Airport, with
construction set to begin by February next year. The $150 million
development will include a 5-star Pullman Hotel and a 3.5 star ibis
hotel operated by Accor which also operates the Novotel Brisbane
Airport hotel at Skygate.
Novotel Brisbane Airport is one of the most successful in the
Accor portfolio, playing host to more than 350,000 guests and
4500 conferences since its opening in 2009, and demand is likely to
continue according to passenger forecasts. International and domestic
passengers at Brisbane Airport increased to 21.8 million in the last
financial year and numbers are expected to reach 38 million per year in
the next 20 years.
The new hotels and conference centre will be located within easy
access of the Domestic Terminal and connection to the CBD via
the Airtrain.
The Pullman Brisbane Airport hotel will include 130 rooms,
including two Presidential Suites and 10 junior suites, a 20-metre lap
pool, an executive club lounge and bar, gym, business centre, lobby
lounge and bar, restaurant and private dining room.
The ibis Brisbane Airport hotel will have 243 rooms, alfresco dining
and bar as well as a rooftop lounge and bar. The Brisbane Airport
Conference and Meeting Centre will cater for up to 600 people and
will include a large ballroom, eight conference rooms, four executive
boardrooms, a business centre and open air terrace.
The project is expected to provide 1000 jobs during construction
and employ more than 300 people at the hotels when they open in
November 2016.
BNE October/November 2014
Terminal upgrades
Travellers flying Jetstar, Skytrans and Tigerair will have
noticed that upgrades to the central Common User area of
the Domestic Terminal are well underway. New self-service
baggage drops and a new information desk have been
installed, while state-of the art check-in facilities, new x-ray
equipment, increased baggage reclaim facilities and way-
finding signage is also included in the $10 million upgrade to
be completed by April next year. Virgin Australia has also
been working with Brisbane Airport Corporation to upgrade
aerobridges and extend and refurbish its business lounge
with work to be completed by mid-2015.
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