A new hotel is slated for construction at the site of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The project will go up on the west side of the Sky Harbor complex at the intersection of 24th Street and Buckeye Road and, upon completion, will be the only hotel on airport property.
Airport officials have long wanted to build such a facility, noting that travelers have frequently asked if Sky Harbor has any hotel accommodations and on-site meeting rooms.
To be located roughly 2 miles from the airport’s big Terminal 3, the new hotel will be paid for out of passenger facility charges and airport revenue bonds, among several other sources of revenue.
The City of Phoenix is expected to soon issue a Request for Proposals for the project. A timeline for when actual work on the hotel will begin is expected to be announced in the next several months.
Located three miles to the east of downtown Phoenix, the Sky Harbor Airport sees around 45 million passengers a year.
By Garry Boulard
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