The prospect of a lengthy airport layover is enough to fill even the most seasoned business traveler with a sense of dread. But the experience should soon become a little more pleasant for the growing number of air passengers passing through Jordan with the announcement that a transit hotel will be up and running at QAIA by the end of the year.
QAIA’s management firm AIG has chosen Hotel Global Group Company to build and run the 900-square-meter hotel at the airport’s north pier. As well as an unspecified number of rooms, the hotel will also feature a business area with meeting and training rooms fitted with videoconferencing facilities and fax machines.
“Building the transit hotel is closely aligned with our goal to provide QAIA passengers with a unique travel experience, as well as to continuously improve on our service offerings on par with top international airports worldwide,” AIG CEO Kjeld Binger said in a statement. “This facility will offer transit passengers and business travelers a range of amenities and services that guarantee unprecedented comfort and will make their flight through Jordan a truly memorable one.”
Hotel Global Group Company Managing Director Azzam Abu Yasin, said: “We are pleased to have been selected by AIG as the bidder of choice and would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to providing a premium hotel facility that is befitting of the Kingdom’s prime gateway.”
In March, QAIA marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of its new multi-million dollar terminal. Passenger traffic at the terminal over 2013 rose 4 percent to just over 6.5 million. A $100 million expansion is now underway to boost the terminal’s passenger capacity to 12 million.