A stylish alternative to the average airport hotel, the Citadines Connect Sydney Airport (previously the Felix Hotel) boasts a ‘high-flying’ theme design cues from the Golden Era of air travel – from Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, to the mid-century allure of space age airports and the early glamour of air hostesses. The hotel is located within a 2-minute drive from Sydney Domestic Airport and 10 minutes’ drive from the International Terminal.
In keeping with the air travel theme, the 150 rooms are available in Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Some rooms feature views of the arriving and departing aircrafts whilst others capture views of Sydney’s iconic skyline. Hard timbers, metals and concrete form the base for clean lined furnishings and standout features such as beehive floor and wall tiles and patterned curtains in bubble gum pastel shades. All rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with lush amenities and power rain showers, 55” TVs, and blackout curtains.
Check-in is at kiosks located at the hotel’s Sky Lounge. Here, wicker chairs dangle beside a cocktail bar and a 24-hour self-serve shop that sells everything from flying essentials to food. Weather permitting, guest can enjoy the rooftop cinema to unwind, or views over the airport and its runways below. The hotel has free laundry facilities and a 24 hour fitness room.
• 150 rooms (18-40m2)
• Hotel opened: February 2018
• Architecture: Fox Johnston
• Interior Design: Space Control