Hong Kong : A new hotel will be developed within the grounds of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) .
The airport’s operator, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), revealed recently that development of the new hotel would “proceed immediately” at the island airport’s new commercial area.
The hotel will be located on approximately two hectares of land adjacent to the AsiaWorld Expo – an area currently used for long-term car parking. To offset the reduce parking space, a new two-level basement car park will also be built in the area.
“Over the last few months, thorough deliberation among board members has lent support to the idea that hotel and retail projects could be the mainstays of commercial development,” said AA chairman Dr Marvin Cheung Kin-tung.
“We strongly believe that proceeding immediately with the hotel development will help Hong Kong better capture the commercial opportunities presented by the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, thereby contributing to the development of Lantau Island as a tourism and transportation hub,” he added.
The commercial development forms part of the HKIA Master Plan 2030, which also includes the development of a third runway and second terminal building,reports Travel Daily Asia .