A new €12 million hotel is set to open at London Southend Airport.
The new Holiday Inn will open its doors on October 1, providing "high quality and convenient facilities" for airport passengers and staff, as well as local business users and restaurant diners, the airport said.
The 129-bedroom hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the the airport terminal and railway station.
The five-storey hotel has a sound-proofed rooftop bar and restaurant – the 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar – a reference to the year the airport opened to the public.
All the bedrooms will include 37-inch HD TVs and high speed Wi-Fi.
The hotel also boasts conference and banqueting facilities.
Holiday Inn’s managing director, Steve Brazil, said: "Our aim is to provide a great hotel that guests love, one that offers outstanding customer service and memorable experiences – in short, a hotel that everyone in Southend can be proud of.
"We are delighted the Holiday Inn is now opening its doors and so everyone can come and experience it for themselves."
London Southend Airport’s managing director, Alastair Welch, added: "High quality and convenient hotel facilities are an essential ingredient of successful airports and an important part of our plans to redevelop London Southend.
"The new hotel will hugely improve facilities for passengers and flight crew using the airport whilst also becoming an exciting new resource for local people and businesses."