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Vibe Hotel now open at CBR Airport

By Charlotte Harper - 2 November 2015 25

Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

Look out, Hyatt, East and Realm hotels, you’ve got some competition in the form of Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport, which opens today.

Operated by TFE Hotels, the company behind the Medina Serviced Apartments in Kingston and on Northbourne Avenue and the Hotel Kurrajong in Barton, the hotel’s branding will be familiar to those who have stayed at the Vibe Hotel in Rushcutters Bay or Vibe Hotel Sydney.

This Vibe is 50m from the airport terminal, and features 191 guest rooms including 12 first class rooms and 9 one and two-bedroom apartments.

Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

The reception area sits in a large atrium that leads into conference facilities designed to service Brindabella Business Park and offering 6 adaptable conference and event spaces catering for up to 140 guests, with WiFi, audio-visual equipment and full catering options.

Helix Bar & Dining is a modern European-style bistro making use of Capital region produce with a menu by TFE Hotels’ Canberra executive chef Michael Chatto (ex-Italian & Sons and Pier and FishFace in Sydney).

There is a separate, casual bar area and WiFi is complimentary for guests throughout their stay.

Where: 1 Rogan Street, Canberra Airport, Canberra, ACT 2609
Phone: 13 86 42
Email: canberraairport@vibehotels.com.au
Website: http://www.tfehotels.com/brands/vibe-hotels/vibe-hotel-canberra-airport

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Vibe Hotel now open at CBR Airport
Nilrem 3:53 pm 03 Nov 15

dungfungus said :

Nilrem said :

rubaiyat said :

Look forward to my sophisticated kerosene martini by the bar! 😉

Everything smells and tastes of avgas out there. That’s great if you’re at an airshow, not so good if you are going for a stroll.

The only avgas at Canberra airport is in the general aviation (light piston engine aircraft).
I believe the stuff that jets use is avtur. But you knew that, didn’t you?

Nope I didn’t. It’s nice to learn something every day! Whatever it is, it’s not clean air.

rubaiyat 3:30 pm 03 Nov 15

Nilrem said :

rubaiyat said :

Look forward to my sophisticated kerosene martini by the bar! 😉

Everything smells and tastes of avgas out there. That’s great if you’re at an airshow, not so good if you are going for a stroll.

I detect a massive taxpayer funded “Mr AvGas” in 20 years time.

There is already action brewing on petrol station attendants and others working with petrochemicals. They suffer most, just as the asbestos workers did, but the stuff leaks out all the time from the refineries, fuelling stations, and vehicles, so we are all breathing it all the time.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/petrochemical-america-picturing-cancer-alley

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17119196

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1425514

http://www.naturalpureorganics.com/petrochemicals.htm

JC 2:47 pm 03 Nov 15

dungfungus said :

Nilrem said :

dungfungus said :

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario. People doing work at the offices at the Airport? Maybe that’s it. Snowtown continues to grow, to the detriment of the rest of Canberra. Isn’t jet fuel and jet exhaust a carcinogen?

The airport precinct is actually a city in its own right and landmark hotel is a natural progression.
I can’t wait to try their epicural bacon & egg rolls with a glass of Penfolds Grange.
Why do you see it as “to the detriment of the rest of Canberra”? We should be proud of this local family’s achievements. Note they are 100% Australian and pay their taxes in this country.
Would you be bagging the hotel if the ACT Government was running the airport?
My hope is that one day the Snows redevelop the residential barracks at old RAAF base and turn it into a gated village (or zone as they are called in third world countries).
Using the ACT as an address would be optional.

Not a bad effort for exploiting a loophole in a lease agreement. It’s easy to make money when you get a free kick like that!

And what loophole might you be referring to or are you just reflecting class envy?

There was a loophole in the airport sales act that allowed development of airport without any local planning approval being needed. The intent was to allow the airport to expand as an airport but most airports that were sold under the act have used the loophole to develop non airport related activities at the expense of the surrounding communities. Snow town and their failed brand depot concept (built as a spoiler as they didn’t get the more sensible DFo site) and the massive town centre being prime examples. Coupled to this they have generated traffic headaches that has meant the government has had to redirect money hot road upgrades that would have otherwise not have been needed or would have been partially paid for by the developer. Though the snows did eventually and gracefully chip in some.

As for the hotel I can understand why and don’t disagree as it is an airport related activity.

dungfungus 2:12 pm 03 Nov 15

Nilrem said :

rubaiyat said :

Look forward to my sophisticated kerosene martini by the bar! 😉

Everything smells and tastes of avgas out there. That’s great if you’re at an airshow, not so good if you are going for a stroll.

The only avgas at Canberra airport is in the general aviation (light piston engine aircraft).
I believe the stuff that jets use is avtur. But you knew that, didn’t you?

Nilrem 12:19 pm 03 Nov 15

rubaiyat said :

Look forward to my sophisticated kerosene martini by the bar! 😉

Everything smells and tastes of avgas out there. That’s great if you’re at an airshow, not so good if you are going for a stroll.

rubaiyat 11:59 am 03 Nov 15

dungfungus said :

Aragornerama said :

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario.

Yep, it’s a 10 minute drive from the centre of Canberra, where there’s infinitely more to see and do. Even on a business trip, people might want to go out to dinner or have a stroll after work. Why on earth would anyone want to stay at the airport? I expect their clientele will be limited to people visiting Brindabella Business Park.

There is a huge amount of business transacted at Brindabella Park.
I think it would be safer taking a stroll around Brindabella Park than Civic after dark.

Not safer, but you certainly would be on your own. Not that I can see you strolling anywhere especially in the landscape as devoid of human habitation as it is of the local rates you so bemoan having to pay because the Snows are not.

rubaiyat 11:55 am 03 Nov 15

Look forward to my sophisticated kerosene martini by the bar! 😉

Nilrem 11:01 am 03 Nov 15

dungfungus said :

Aragornerama said :

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario.

Yep, it’s a 10 minute drive from the centre of Canberra, where there’s infinitely more to see and do. Even on a business trip, people might want to go out to dinner or have a stroll after work. Why on earth would anyone want to stay at the airport? I expect their clientele will be limited to people visiting Brindabella Business Park.

There is a huge amount of business transacted at Brindabella Park.
I think it would be safer taking a stroll around Brindabella Park than Civic after dark.

That would be a fascinating evening stroll. The primeval roar of the last jet out, the seductive aroma of jet exhaust. The jostling masses of predatory cabbies.

Nilrem 11:00 am 03 Nov 15

dungfungus said :

Nilrem said :

dungfungus said :

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario. People doing work at the offices at the Airport? Maybe that’s it. Snowtown continues to grow, to the detriment of the rest of Canberra. Isn’t jet fuel and jet exhaust a carcinogen?

The airport precinct is actually a city in its own right and landmark hotel is a natural progression.
I can’t wait to try their epicural bacon & egg rolls with a glass of Penfolds Grange.
Why do you see it as “to the detriment of the rest of Canberra”? We should be proud of this local family’s achievements. Note they are 100% Australian and pay their taxes in this country.
Would you be bagging the hotel if the ACT Government was running the airport?
My hope is that one day the Snows redevelop the residential barracks at old RAAF base and turn it into a gated village (or zone as they are called in third world countries).
Using the ACT as an address would be optional.

Not a bad effort for exploiting a loophole in a lease agreement. It’s easy to make money when you get a free kick like that!

And what loophole might you be referring to or are you just reflecting class envy?

We’ve had this conversation before, but I’m sure the lease granted by the Commonwealth didn’t envisage the establishment of a new town centre to suck the life out of Canberra, like some enormous leech. No class envy, I went to school with the Snows.

dungfungus 9:39 am 03 Nov 15

Nilrem said :

dungfungus said :

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario. People doing work at the offices at the Airport? Maybe that’s it. Snowtown continues to grow, to the detriment of the rest of Canberra. Isn’t jet fuel and jet exhaust a carcinogen?

The airport precinct is actually a city in its own right and landmark hotel is a natural progression.
I can’t wait to try their epicural bacon & egg rolls with a glass of Penfolds Grange.
Why do you see it as “to the detriment of the rest of Canberra”? We should be proud of this local family’s achievements. Note they are 100% Australian and pay their taxes in this country.
Would you be bagging the hotel if the ACT Government was running the airport?
My hope is that one day the Snows redevelop the residential barracks at old RAAF base and turn it into a gated village (or zone as they are called in third world countries).
Using the ACT as an address would be optional.

Not a bad effort for exploiting a loophole in a lease agreement. It’s easy to make money when you get a free kick like that!

And what loophole might you be referring to or are you just reflecting class envy?

dungfungus 9:38 am 03 Nov 15

Aragornerama said :

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario.

Yep, it’s a 10 minute drive from the centre of Canberra, where there’s infinitely more to see and do. Even on a business trip, people might want to go out to dinner or have a stroll after work. Why on earth would anyone want to stay at the airport? I expect their clientele will be limited to people visiting Brindabella Business Park.

There is a huge amount of business transacted at Brindabella Park.
I think it would be safer taking a stroll around Brindabella Park than Civic after dark.

Aragornerama 11:52 pm 02 Nov 15

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario.

Yep, it’s a 10 minute drive from the centre of Canberra, where there’s infinitely more to see and do. Even on a business trip, people might want to go out to dinner or have a stroll after work. Why on earth would anyone want to stay at the airport? I expect their clientele will be limited to people visiting Brindabella Business Park.

Nilrem 4:42 pm 02 Nov 15

dungfungus said :

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario. People doing work at the offices at the Airport? Maybe that’s it. Snowtown continues to grow, to the detriment of the rest of Canberra. Isn’t jet fuel and jet exhaust a carcinogen?

The airport precinct is actually a city in its own right and landmark hotel is a natural progression.
I can’t wait to try their epicural bacon & egg rolls with a glass of Penfolds Grange.
Why do you see it as “to the detriment of the rest of Canberra”? We should be proud of this local family’s achievements. Note they are 100% Australian and pay their taxes in this country.
Would you be bagging the hotel if the ACT Government was running the airport?
My hope is that one day the Snows redevelop the residential barracks at old RAAF base and turn it into a gated village (or zone as they are called in third world countries).
Using the ACT as an address would be optional.

Not a bad effort for exploiting a loophole in a lease agreement. It’s easy to make money when you get a free kick like that!

dungfungus 4:35 pm 02 Nov 15

Nilrem said :

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario. People doing work at the offices at the Airport? Maybe that’s it. Snowtown continues to grow, to the detriment of the rest of Canberra. Isn’t jet fuel and jet exhaust a carcinogen?

The airport precinct is actually a city in its own right and landmark hotel is a natural progression.
I can’t wait to try their epicural bacon & egg rolls with a glass of Penfolds Grange.
Why do you see it as “to the detriment of the rest of Canberra”? We should be proud of this local family’s achievements. Note they are 100% Australian and pay their taxes in this country.
Would you be bagging the hotel if the ACT Government was running the airport?
My hope is that one day the Snows redevelop the residential barracks at old RAAF base and turn it into a gated village (or zone as they are called in third world countries).
Using the ACT as an address would be optional.

Nilrem 3:50 pm 02 Nov 15

Maybe I’m dumb, but who would stay in a hotel at Canberra Airport? No connecting flight scenario. People doing work at the offices at the Airport? Maybe that’s it. Snowtown continues to grow, to the detriment of the rest of Canberra. Isn’t jet fuel and jet exhaust a carcinogen?

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