New hotel opens at Göteburg-Landvetter as airport city continues to grow
Traffic at its airports may be down for now, but a sign of Sweden’s confidence in the recovery of air travel was demonstrated at Göteborg-Landvetter Airport (Gothenburg) this week with the opening of a new 223-room hotel.
The airport notes that the addition of the Scandic Landvetter has doubled the number of hotel rooms at the airport and will provide “brand-new opportunities for various meetings and conferences at the airport itself” courtesy of its facilities.
Work on the hotel began as early as 2016 as part of the development of Göteborg Landvetter Airport and of Airport City Göteborg, which provides warehouse and logistics facilities, offices, hotels, retail space and workplaces immediately adjacent to the airport.
“We are certainly very pleased that Scandic Landvetter is now opening its doors just in time as the world starts to open up and air traffic and travellers can start returning,” says airport director, Anna Strömwall.
“Scandic is a really nice addition in our work to develop the airport experience for the travel of the future. It helps to create good access and attractive meeting places for all of western Sweden”.
The new hotel – which joins the existing 180-room Landvetter Airport Hotel – offers 10,000sqm of space over seven storeys with a total of 223 rooms and nine conference rooms with the possibility of handling up to 140 guests.
The plan is to have the hotel property’s environmental performance certified according to the standards of the highly rated international BREEAM-SE certification scheme, with the goal being a Very Good rating.
Swedavia agreed the sale of the hotel property project to Midstar Hotels in 2018, in line with the airport operator’s strategy to create and realise value through property development for reinvestments in the airports’ competitiveness.
The Swedish airport operator notes that Airport City Göteborg is now taking shape between the terminal and Route 40. A motorway services area, an express railway terminal and a warehouse facility have been set up in the area.
It says that “there is good demand for modern, efficient logistics properties”, with four new companies setting up operations there in the last year, despite impact of the global pandemic on air travel and passenger numbers at Göteborg-Landvetter.
Swedavia has allocated 1.5 million square kilometres of land for the development of warehouse facilities, logistics, offices and retail operations in its airport city. In the long-term, it is expected that about 10,000 jobs will be created at the airport.