Travellers setting down at Sydney Airport may well want to spend the night, with the opening of a new hotel that can only be described as first class.
Located just seven minutes by foot from the domestic terminal, Felix Hotel by 8Hotels takes its inspiration from the Golden Age of air travel in the 60s — that is, before budget airlines made you pay for water. It starts from the moment you step through the door, with guests checking in not at a ground-floor lobby, but the penthouse on the top level of the hotel. In addition to a view of the runway, the penthouse is home to a rooftop cinema, a 24-hour food shop and a cocktail bar that is surprisingly colourful — making a nice change to the usual drabness of airport hotels.
Rooms at Felix are split into four different categories: economy, premium economy, business and first class. All rooms are fitted with power rain showers and 55-inch TVs, along with perhaps the most important feature of all: blackout curtains (after a long-haul flight, you're going to want a good night's sleep). They also offer family suites and pet-friendly rooms.
Other amenities at Felix Hotel include a 24-hour gym and a 'sky lounge' with communal and individual workspaces. If you
Felix Hotel is now open at 121 Baxter Road, Mascot. For more information visit felixhotel.com.au