Aerotel Beijing opens its doors at Daxing Airport

Beijing Daxing, China's newest airport, plays home to the country's first on-site airport hotel.

By Brandon Loo, October 3 2019

Weary travellers passing through Beijing's Daxing International Airport can now unwind at the new in-terminal Aerotel Beijing hotel.

It's China's first airport hotel that's co-located within an airport terminal, being a five-minute walk from domestic check-in and a 10-minute stroll from international departures.

The cavernous corridors at Aerotel Beijing feature plenty of artwork.
The cavernous corridors at Aerotel Beijing feature plenty of artwork.

This makes it accessible to passengers jetting near or far, but does mean that travellers connecting between international flights will still need to pass through Chinese immigration, rather than remaining within the international departures area as with some on-site airport hotels.

Spanning more than 9,000 square metres over two levels, the Plaza Premium-managed property claims to be one of the world's largest airport hotels, inside what is now the largest single-structure terminal in the world at Beijing Daxing.

Also read: Beijing's giant Daxing Airport is a new gateway to China

Aerotel Beijing offers 215 guestrooms, starting from boxy and windowless 11sqm Superior Single Rooms through to 26sqm Family Rooms for a little more space.

Superior Single Room with Window, Aerotel Beijing.
Superior Single Room with Window, Aerotel Beijing.

All feature modern amenities including a pillow menu, high-speed WiFi and in-room IPTV, along with the expected creature comforts such as a powerful shower and quality bedding.

Superior Double Room, Aerotel Beijing.
Superior Double Room, Aerotel Beijing.

The 24-hour Library Lounge offers an international buffet and an à la carte menu, with a focus on local flavours. During any downtime, travellers can work out in the Fitness Corner or play a game of billiards in the Game Room.

Work up a sweat in the Fitness Corner, Aerotel Beijing.
Work up a sweat in the Fitness Corner, Aerotel Beijing.
Spend downtime in the Games Room, Aerotel Beijing.
Spend downtime in the Games Room, Aerotel Beijing.

Small meetings and functions are also taken care of with two rooms available for use with AV equipment and seating up to 36 guests.

Busy road warriors can take advantage of flexible round-the-clock check-in and check-out times to suit their flight schedules, with rooms being offered at both hourly and day rates.

Bookings can be made online with Aerotel, although walk-up reservations are also accepted.

Guests arriving from the city will find the nearest entrance on the first floor of the north-east pier, while travellers arriving by plane can access the Aerotel via the second floor of that same pier.

Of course, when an international journey calls for a transit via Beijing, many globetrotters can make use of the country's Transit Without Visa program, allowing entry into the city for up to 144 hours when arriving from one country and travelling onwards to another.

Read: How to visit Beijing, China for up to six days without a visa

Brandon Loo

Brandon divides his time between Perth and Launceston, with ample hours spent in airport lounges in between. He recently picked up photography and tries to capture the beauty of Tasmanian landscapes, aeroplane cabins and in-flight food, to varying degrees of success.

dlam

dlam

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Dec 2016

Total posts 14

It's definitely not China's first hotel in an airport terminal; Xi'an T3 has a Regal Hotel and another smaller local brand as well. Both near international check in.

Brandon Loo

Brandon Loo

10 Jul 2018

Total posts 83

Thanks for your comment! We are going off the official press release which says the Aerotel is China's first 'in-terminal airport hotel'. I note that the Regal Hotel Xi'an is "directly connected by a link bridge to the airport," so perhaps the Aerotel being directly situated in the terminal is the reason for that distinction.

dlam

dlam

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Dec 2016

Total posts 14

Hmmm, who knows how they spin it. I know from personal experience there's a fairly basic hotel inside Terminal 3 in Xi'an. It's 20 metres from the Cathay/Finnair checkin counters.

However, this Aerotel in Daxing says it's the the first hotel “Co-located.” Maybe it means it's the first hotel near international and domestic. Who knows? Xi'an T3 also handles both domestic and international.

Livewireshock

Livewireshock

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17 Mar 2016

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Xi'an has the Sleep Box Hotel with their cabins on the Departure Level of T3. Made use of it in July after a late night arrival. Was comfortable and surprisingly quiet, despite the location. Very comparable with my experience with Aerotel, just without an attached lounge.


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