Hotel group Rydges is building a new hotel for Sydney Airport, located within the airport precinct at the international terminal.
Construction is about to begin on the hotel, which will be located behind the car park at the international terminal and will open in late 2012.
The Rydges Sydney Airport will pack 317 rooms, plus the obligatory bar, restaurant and gym into the hotel's $68 million price tag. We also hope the hotel will embrace some traveller-friendly options such as very flexible check-in hours and short-term room rates.
The choice of additional accommodation at Sydney airport will be welcome news for travellers, doubly so because this hotel will be located inside the airport zone itself.
One of the problems with Sydney airport hotels at the moment is persuading a taxi driver to accept a short fare or standing out in the elements waiting for the irregular shuttle bus.
So a convenient option for a bit of shut-eye after an overnight redeye or before an early morning departure is great news.
While the hotel's being built, keep an eye out for changes around the international terminal. "During construction, there will inevitably be temporary disruptions to normal operations at Sydney Airport" an airport statement reads. "Sydney Airport wishes to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused."
About John Walton
Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.