The FINANCIAL — Sydney Airport has announced Mantra Group will be the manager of the airport’s new 136- room, limited service hotel at 3 Ross Smith Avenue, due to commence construction in April 2016.
“Sydney Airport aims to provide customers with more choice and value by offering a diverse range of hotel products close to our terminals,” Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said.
“With 39 million passengers a year and growing, our Hotel Development Strategy seeks to address strong demand for quality accommodation options at Sydney Airport.
“We are excited to be partnering with Mantra Group who are well known for their modern, lifestyle product and we look forward to working with them to further enhance the passenger experience at Sydney Airport.”
Mantra Group Chief Executive Officer Bob East said the company is delighted to be chosen as the operator for Sydney Airport’s newest hotel, according to Sydney Airport.
“The new Mantra hotel is a superbly located property within close proximity and easy walking distance to Sydney Airport’s T2 and T3 domestic terminals for business and leisure travellers alike,” Mr East said.
“Mantra Group is well placed to enhance the travel experience with a dedicated airport hotel at Australia’s busiest airport, Sydney Airport.
“We design hotels to go beyond the traditional, with teams who understand that guest expectations are evolving and the experiences we create set our brand apart.
“We expect our loyal Mantra guests will readily embrace this new Sydney Airport hotel and we have plans to create a dynamic food and beverage offering that will distinguish it as a standout in the area.”
The proposed new Mantra hotel will be located adjacent to the Ibis Budget Hotel, conveniently located within walking distance of the T2/T3 Domestic precinct. The hotel will offer the latest design features, a bar and high quality room furnishings catering to the modern traveller.
The new hotel will complement Sydney Airport’s existing on-airport hotels, the 318-room Rydges hotel at T1 and the 199-room Ibis Budget Hotel at T2/T3.
There has been significant interest from hotel operators in hotel development opportunities at Sydney Airport, which have historically performed strongly.
Sydney Airport appointed Mantra Group following international requests for proposals. Mantra Group now offers 127 properties and has grown throughout Australia, NZ and Asia since listing in 2014.