INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the lounges and transit hotel in Terminal 1 at Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport.

The 12-year contract is for the construction, investment, development, operation, maintenance and management of the facilities. These are the domestic and international lounges in the domestic security hold area (level 1) and international security hold area (level 1), and the transit hotel in the check-in hall at the passenger terminal building in T1.

Kempegowda International is currently the busiest airport in South India and the third largest in the country having served 26.91 million passengers in FY2017-18.

BIAL said its aim was to redefine the current experience by introducing an “eclectic” selection of retail, dining and entertainment options.

These options will comprise the following:

  • Celebrity chef curated menus
  • Cooking studio
  • Personal shopper
  • Private dining
  • Premium gallery: exclusive merchandise, limited edition, arts and artefacts zone
  • Library (physical/digital/human)
  • Digital zone
  • Concierge, butler services, personal assistant
  • Business centre
  • Wellness/yoga room

The RFP is dated 27 November 2018, and bid notification documents can be downloaded here.

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