PAA in search for four-star builder

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 December, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 December, 1994, 12:00am

INTERNATIONAL hotel developers are being invited by the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) to submit expressions of interest for a four-star hotel at Chek Lap Kok airport.

The submissions for the project of at least 600 rooms must include details of operating experience and answer general questions about hotel development.

'Airport hotels differ to business and tourist-style hotels. The PAA plans to give individual developers the opportunity to assess what best suits market requirements,' said Paul Hart, PAA's commercial manager for real estate.

The successful firm is likely to be given a 25-year ground lease to build and operate the complex, although the precise period has still to be confirmed.

The hotel will be linked to the 490,000-square-metre passenger terminal by two moving walkways.

Submissions must be made by January 12 when the PAA will draw up a short-list of preferred firms.

In a further development the PAA has chosen three firms to submit tender prices to supply and install of a fully integrated airport-wide information and communication system.

The three - Electronic Data Systems Corporation Hong Kong (France/US), Hughes Asia Pacific HK (US) and International Computers (Britain/Japan) - were selected from 10 companies pre-qualified by the PAA in September.