Hotels Close to the Runway, but Far From Stress

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/b...l=1&adxnnlx=1336129225-dxXEYs/RtHHZlNMKYNEYjg

    HOTELS at airports used to be lonely places where blackout curtains and soundproof walls were the biggest selling points. But creating ever more deluxe, relaxing retreats close to or even in the middle of airports is a growing trend.


    Orlando International Airport shares a lobby with the Hyatt. In Copenhagen, there is a Thai-style hotel spa open to any traveler who thinks a poolside massage would be a nice way to break up a trip. So successful are these new full-service hotels that some airports actually have more than one.
    Airport hotels date to the 1930s, when transoceanic planes were flying boats that hopscotched across the water with stops on small islands to refuel. Pioneering airlines like Pan American World Airways “had no place to land except in the water,” said Stanley Turkel, a hotel consultant. “There were no airports and no runways.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/b...l=1&adxnnlx=1336129225-dxXEYs/RtHHZlNMKYNEYjg
     
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    Of course, for plane spotters...near the runway is almost always a good thing! :D
     
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    I agree.
    Some of my favorites for plane spotting are:
    Sheraton Frankfurt Airport
    Regal Hotel Hong Kong
    Toronto T3 Sheraton
    Hilton Ohare Chicago
    Copenhagen Airport Hilton
    Gatwick Sofitel
    Fairmont Vancouver Airport
     
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    Also the club floor at the Sheraton at CDG, LAX Gateway Sheraton, SIN T3 transit hotel rooms with windows, Crown Plaza at SIN, plus the hotel at MUC.
     
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    Good catch on the Sheraton at CDG.

    Regarding MUC- I have stayed at the Kempinski many times however never had a room with any view at all- do they have rooms overlooking the runway?

    The Marriott courtyard at WAW also has good views although WAW is just not that busy of an airport so not the excellent watching of some of these larger airports. In SIN the city is so close I have never stayed at the Crowne Plaza- however it looks very nice. Add also the list the Pullman in Guangzhou- great plane spotting there.
     
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    The Renaissance at LHR can be very good for spotting as well. I've seen them advertise rooms with a view... ;)
     

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