Brown to open hotel at Ben Gurion airport

Israel: Boutique hotel operator brown Hotels is to open a 200-room hotel adjacent to Ben Gurion airport’s terminal 3.

It will also include a fitness centre, spa, restaurant, bar, and conference centre.

Brown, together with IT company Aman Group, won a tender to operate the hotel, in a deal announced by the Israel Airports Authority

The operator will design the hotel and manage it for a period of 25 years, according to the tender agreement. The two companies will receive a NIS 40 million (approximately US$11.48 million) grant from the Airports Authority, as well as an undisclosed government grant.

Founded in 2010, Brown operates hotels in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Trogir, Croatia.

In January, Israeli website Calcalist reported that Brown was looking to buy its own airline. At that time, Brown reached understandings in a deal to buy struggling Israeli carrier Israir Airlines for $70 million but the bid appears to have been unsuccessful as Israir has yet to be acquired.

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