Passengers will soon step off their plane and right into a unique high-end hotel on the Space Coast.
Officials at Orlando Melbourne International Airport announced Wednesday they are planning to build a hotel with airfield access next to their international terminal.
The luxury hotel is expected to accommodate the Florida airport’s accelerated growth in air service and major corporate tenants. It will be among only a few of airport fly-in hotels nationwide.
Airport’s monthly passenger counts increased by double digit percentages in the fourth quarter of 2018, closing out the calendar year at approximately 500,000: it’s highest in more than a decade. The airport operations alone increased by 26% last year and it tends to continue. 2,000,000 passengers can be accommodated at the terminal annually.
Orlando Melbourne International Airport’s Request for Proposals includes a minimum 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel will include 200 guest rooms, a fine dining restaurant, rooftop bar, outdoor pool, sundeck, and fitness amenities. There will be a VIP/concierge floor and 2 front doors: 1 that people can enter from street-side and the terminals, and the other that passengers can step straight off the tarmac and into.
According to the airport spokesperson, Lori Booker, back-door will be for corporate jets “that just pull right up on the tarmac and come in and check in.” Booker guaranteed that the door will be secure. The idea is not very popular among the airports, but the staff at MLB thinks it will be a perfect fit. It is believed that a high-end hotel that can be easily accessed will be a big draw for the airport’s heavy corporate clients, federal contractors and the aerospace industry in the area.
According to Florida Today.