JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ben Gurion Airport in Israel is getting its first hotel.
Construction was approved last week by the Israel Airports Authority on land adjacent to the airport’s Terminal 3, according to reports. The Tel Aviv-area hotel would allow direct access to the passenger hall and terminal.
A bidding process will decide on the contractor, who will be responsible for planning and construction costs.
In a statement, the airports authority said the hotel would cater to businesspeople who arrive in Israel for short visits to participate in conferences or events.
“Hotels at airports are a customary service offered to the public of passengers, businesspeople, airlines crews and tourist groups at many airports around the world,” the authority said.