Airport’s first hotel on track for takeoff

Featured Gold Coast Bulletin, 11 June 2019. Written by Ryan Keen.

The Gold Coast Airport’s first hotel – a $50 million Rydges with a rooftop bar – will start climbing out of the ground now its concrete slab has been laid.

More than 330 truckloads have poured 2050 cubic metres of cement during the past two Saturdays to create the 3000sqm hotel slab. It coincides with the arrival of a crane on site this week.

Queensland Airports Limited executive general manager Cal Bruhn said the slab pour involved a lot of co-ordination to not interrupt airport operations and required 100 workers.

“The most challenging part of this project was its location – in the middle of a busy airport precinct. Meticulous planning went into making sure the airport continued to run smoothly while massive logistical exercise took place on its doorstep,” he said.

Construction company Condev, on behalf of developer Trepang, is building the seven-storey, 192 hotel on the south side of the terminal. It will have a rooftop bar and viewing deck, connecting via a plaza to the airport terminal.