Whether you’re travelling for work or play, nothing beats the convenience of a hotel so close to your terminal that there’s absolutely no chance of missing your flight. Even better if you don’t have to step a foot outside to get to it. That’s the beauty of the Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel.

Designed and built as an extension of the Adelaide Airport terminal (which caters for both domestic and international travel), you can’t beat the Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel’s location for those early morning or red-eye flights. In fact, it’s the first hotel in Australia to be this close to one of the country’s capital city airports.

But that’s not the only thing it has going for it.

The Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel is so stylish that you’ll want to book a trip somewhere – anywhere – as an excuse to check in for a night.

It’s all thanks to the work of architect and interior designer Nic Graham, who’s gone all out to nail the design brief of urban and industrial, with a suitable amount of quirk. Think monochrome minimalism, concrete ceilings, bright pops of yellow and red, wallpaper with imagery referencing iconic Australiana such as cockatoos and Sturt’s desert peas, and vintage air travel motifs.

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There are 165 guest suites, some boasting city views, others looking out to the runway (aviation aficionados will love these), and all have the modern comforts you’d expect from a contemporary hotel. The Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel is particularly well-suited to the business traveller with its multipurpose work stations in each room, complimentary wi-fi and onsite gym.

Then there’s the Hangar Bar and Grill for a pre- or post-flight meal (it’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), a pool table to while away the time before you check in and plenty of tables, lounges and quiet zones in the communal areas for relaxing. Even if you’re not staying for a night (or even catching a flight), you can pop in for a meal and a drink in the funky space.

Is Adelaide the city to watch?

The Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel, which opened in 2018, might just be a sign that South Australia’s capital city is a rising star to watch when it comes to air travel in the country. The airport terminal is currently undergoing a A$165 million expansion, scheduled for completion in 2021, which will also make the city more attractive as a stopover and destination. The project will increase the size of the international arrival and departure areas, as well as the dining and retail precinct.

More than eight million people fly in and out of Adelaide Airport each year. Adelaide Airport’s Managing Director Mark Young says the Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel will be a “focal point of our long-term vision to create an easy, seamless connection between our aeronautical activities and our planned Airport Business District”.

“Our customers have told us they’re delighted they can now have the convenience of staying overnight to catch early morning flights after meetings or conferences,” he shares.

Now, where to fly to…? Maybe a quick jaunt to the Whitsundays, a luxury vacation in Fiji at Likuliku Lagoon Resort or perhaps a European sojourn to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.