GERMANY. Hilton has completed an expansion project at its hotel at Munich Airport, featuring a Sense of Place design and the addition of 162 rooms.

The hotel group said it was responding to a growth in passenger traffic at the airport – there were +3% more travellers in 2016 compared to 2015, for a record total of 42.3 million.

The project also involved the expansion of the hotel’s meeting spaces at the palm atrium to a capacity of up to 500 participants. The north extension connects to the hotel complex by a passageway.

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Hilton Munich Airport has added 162 rooms as passenger traffic at the airport grows

Hilton Munich Airport, which has direct access to Terminal 2, was recently named as the best airport hotel in Europe at the Skytrax Airport Awards. It was also named as the fourth best in the world by UK-based consultancy firm Skytrax.

The design of the new area at the hotel centres around its location near the Alps mountain range. The airport said JOI Design designed all rooms in a “natural style” featuring references to the region, while materials such as light oak wood, natural stone and felt were used.

“We are very proud that the hotel was expanded this way,” said Hilton Munich Airport General Manager Dagmar Mühle. “Our priority is to offer Hilton guests even more cosiness, comfort and functions – including for business and conference purposes – as we now offer more room capacities for larger meeting requests.”

Other renovation work is planned for this year, including a redesign of the hotel’s restaurant.