The top 10 best airport hotels for 2012 from the World Airport Awards

Airport hotels are notoriously the poor cousins to the better designed and equipped equivalent hotels found in the more populated parts of any cities. However when travelling for business and even for pleasure, it’s sometimes a necessity to find a room at the airport.

As part of the World Airport Awards – Skytrax has awarded the world’s 10 best Airport hotels. So, next time you find your flight cancelled or need to organise a quick power meeting mid-transit you’ll feel comforted in the knowledge you’re staying one of top 10 (airport) hotels of the world.

1. Regal Airport Hotel – Hong Kong (pictured above)

Directly connected to the passenger terminal of Hong Kong International Airport by an enclosed, air-conditioned link bridge, Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong features 1,171 guest rooms, state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, 6 restaurants and bars, and a complete range of recreational facilities featuring a spa with extensive massage menu, as well as an outdoor pool and an indoor heated swimming pool.

2. Sofitel London – Heathrow

Only Heathrow Airport hotel with direct access to Terminal 5 via a covered walkway. Sofitel London Heathrow boasts 605 non-smoking bedrooms including 27 suites, 45 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a Tea Salon as well as private dining options. The hotel also offers a Hair Salon, a State-of-the-art Health Spa and Gym as well as on-site car park.

3. Crowne Plaza – Changi Airport

The ultra-modern Crowne Plaza Changi Airport hotel features a cutting edge link bridge to Terminal 3 and 25 minutes’ drive from the city. The dramatic exterior consists of a metallic latticework of tropical flowers, inside the futuristic lobby the curvaceous sofas are inspired by papaya and watermelon. Other features include rainfall showers, spa with a range of massage treatments, courtyard gardens and a landscaped pool area, Lobby Lounge, Bar’75 and pick your own fish from the tank and dine Cantonese-style at Imperial Treasure.

Touch down at Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport proves not all airport hotels are created equal. 372 stylish rooms or spacious suites. Five modern restaurants and bars. Minutes from the Capital Airport, New China International Exhibition Centre and the city hub.

5. Novotel Suvarnabhumi – Bangkok

The hotel boasts no set check in time, arrive when it suits you and checkout 24 hours later. Complimentary shuttle service, excellent facilities for conferences and functions, including five boardrooms, a pillarless grand ballroom accommodating up to 1000 delegates, six meeting and function rooms and a business centre.

6. Fairmont – Vancouver Airport

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is the only soundproofed, luxury hotel and spa conveniently located within Vancouver’s International Airport. Watch your favourite sports game on any of our five flatscreen TVs and enjoy the best cocktails in the Vancouver airport at the Jetside Bar. The award-winning, signature restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Awarded “Best Airport Hotel – North America” at the World Airport Awards 2011.

7. Kempinski Hotel Airport – Munich

The hustle and noise of Munich Airport is quickly forgotten once you enter the amazing Atrium of Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich. The stress-free and relaxing atmosphere continues in our rooms and suites and whether you are on business or leisure, this hotel makes your stay something quite special.

8. Hyatt Regency – Incheon

Hyatt Regency Incheon is a 5 star business hotel, 2 minutes away from Incheon International Airport. You will have easy access to downtown Seoul. The hotel features 523 spacious rooms and luxury suites with king size beds with goose down duvets, generous work areas with high-speed internet access, and elegant granite bath. A premier venue for international conferences and business meetings in state-of-the art meeting rooms. At Restaurant 8 you can enjoy eight distinctive cuisines. Guests can relax and rejuvenate themselves in the gymnasium, sauna, indoor swimming pool connected to a wild flower garden and casino.

9. Hilton – Beijing Capital Airport

Situated one minute by shuttle bus from the airport and the Beijing airport rail link. The hotel features some of the largest hotel rooms in Beijing, with 322 guest rooms situated from the 3rd to 6th floor featuring contemporary Oriental decor, soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows and high-speed internet access. Upgrade to an Executive Room for complimentary access to a private meeting room and the Executive Lounge, or choose a Duplex Suite, spread over 2 floors, for extra space. The hotel offers a range of high class restaurants, event facilities, 21 function rooms, onsite leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped health club and spa.

10. Oryx Rotana – Doha, Qatar

The hotel features 325 rooms, 63 premium rooms and 12 suites. High-tech room facilities suitable for business travellers. 6 signature dining options.

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