Ben Gurion Airport to Get Its First Hotel

YERUSHALAYIM -
View of Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

Ben Gurion International Airport will soon be able to offer overnight accommodations, Globes reported Wednesday.

According to the report, the Brown Hotels Group will head the project together with Symba Levi. The hotel will be on the western side of Terminal 3 and will have 400 rooms. The project is estimated at NIS 100 million ($30 million). Construction is slated to begin in 2022 and last for two years.

The Brown Hotels Group has 21 hotels in Israel and several more in Europe. The group plans to have 60 hotels by 2023, and currently operates the spa in the King David lobby at the airport.

The tender for the Ben Gurion hotel allows Brown to operate the hotel for 25 years, after which it will revert to the ownership of the Israel Airports Authority.