8Hotels has opened its highly anticipated new hotel, Felix Hotel, setting a new benchmark for airport hotels in the country.
Stylish and contemporary, the 150-room hotel on Baxter Road in Mascot features a fun art deco theme throughout the property, taking inspiration from the 1960’s Golden Era of air travel, with décor reminiscent of Mad Men and Catch Me If You Can.
Unlike any other airport hotel, the lobby is located in the top floor penthouse rather than on the ground, and offers the option for self-service check in.
An uplifting palette of dusty pink, teal, blue and ochre give the hotel a relaxed feel, with plenty of open space, fun artworks, designer furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the airport.
The lobby lounge offers a comfortable space in which to relax or work, with an adjacent communal area comprising of a 24-hour Food Shop where guests can pick and choose from a selection of grab-and-go food and drink options and charge back to their room simply by swiping their key card at the optional self-service counter. From May, an Uber Eats service will also be available through the hotel. The café and bar also offers freshly made coffees and cocktails, and guests can choose to sit in the spacious and light-filled dining area or the adjacent “Sky Lounge”, complete with plush furnishings, books, and art.
Built with today’s digital nomad in mind, Felix Hotel offers guests free to use, easy to connect and super-fast WiFi, with 1,000 USB ports throughout the property. There is plenty of space to relax, socialise, or work, with conveniently placed power outlets and USB ports. Floor to ceiling windows fill the space with plenty of natural light and offer a panoramic view over Sydney Domestic Airport.
There is also an outdoor terrace featuring a rooftop-style cinema and fireplace, two conference rooms, named Boeing and Airbus in keeping with the aviation theme, a 24-hour gym and self-service laundry.
There are four different room categories; Economy, Premium Economy, Business, and First Class. Each room is thoughtfully appointed with plush bedding, 55-inch TVs, work desk, USB outlets, and spacious bathrooms complete with power rain showers and Leif amenities. Pet friendly rooms are also available and family suites can also be arranged on request.
Felix Hotel has also partnered with private jet company Fly Airly, to develop and offer high flying accommodation packages. The Jet Setter package has been designed for interstate or international companies that want to fly their teams by private jet for a conference at Felix Hotel, while for leisure guests who want a taste of the high life, the Sky’s the Limit package incorporates a two-hour scenic flight over Sydney on board a lavish private jet.
Fly Airly experiences can booked directly through Felix Hotel.