India’s first transit hotel opens

India’s first transit hotel opens

Eaton Smart, India’s first airport transit hotel at New Delhi Airport is now officially open with rates from 3,000INR (approx. US$65) per five hour stay.

The 93-room Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel is located inside Terminal 3 of the new airport building and is designed to make unpleasant layovers a thing of the past with its intelligent modern design and comfortable facilities, convenient services.

Passengers with valid tickets are able to check in into the 36-room domestic wing or into the 57-room wing in the international terminal after customs controls. The property offers modern rooms for a minimum of five-hour slots allowing guests to relax before and after a flight. In addition to guestrooms, guests are able to reserve the Aqua Pods in which to freshen up while allowing access to the hotel’s services and facilities.

Services include the Essentials Spa offering a range of treatments for pre and post flight pampering. A fully-equipped gymnasium allows guests to work out and energise.

Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel aims to make mass-produced, bland airport cuisine a distant memory. The property features a high quality all-day cafe dining restaurant serving freshly-prepared international and local culinary favourites.


Bob van den Oord, Vice President of Langham Hospitality Group said: “Eaton customers are self-sufficient, tech-savvy globetrotters who value efficiency and ‘friendly can do’ service so we’ve built our model on the ability to do more for each guest, affordably and with simplicity.”

New Delhi Airport Terminal 3 handles around 34 million passengers a year and is reputed to be the world’s sixth busiest airport with 1,500 passengers transiting daily.


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