The ultimate guide to airport hotel plane spotting

For most guests, a hotel is a place for rest and relaxation. But for many aviation enthusiasts, it’s the promise of a glimpse of airline traffic at some of the world’s busiest airports that leaves them eager to book a room. Tom Batchelor finds out more

When most people request a hotel room with a view, they don’t necessarily envisage opening the curtains to find an expanse of asphalt, accompanied by the smell of jet fuel and the roar of gas turbine engines. However, for aviation fanatics, this just may well sum up their idea of the perfect hotel experience.

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