GAP, the operators of 12 airports on the Pacific side of Mexico, has announced the formation of a subsidiary company whose job will be the construction of a hotel adjacent to the Miguel Hidalgo International Airport in Guadalajara.
They expect the hotel to be up and running by 2019.
In GAP’s third-trimester report, the entity describes a 180-room building which will cost approximately 270 million pesos to build.
“We’re still working on wrapping up a budgetary study and working on the question of which hotel company will run the place,” said Tomas Enrique Ramirez Vargas, commercial director for GAP. “We hope to be able to give more definite news soon. Guadalajara’s airport needs a hotel and we are committed to giving it one as soon as possible.”
In the third trimester of this year, passenger traffic at the GDL airport rose by 9.7 percent, underlining the potential usefulness of a place to lodge travelers who don’t wish to wile away a long layover either scrunched up in an airport lounge chair or in an establishment miles from the airport.