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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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rommeldog56 12:04 pm 04 Feb 16

P4rit4 said :

Who in their right mind would want to stay at the airport when they can stay at hyatt near the lake in one of the richest suburbs of Canberra…

Maybe people who can not afford to stay at the Hyatt ? As nice as it is.

rommeldog56 12:03 pm 04 Feb 16

grunge_hippy said :

Can we talk about how you cannot drive into the arrivals driveway to pick up people? This is completely ridiculous. It is always blocked off. Why?????!!!

Yeah – that caught me out last month too. At 7.30pm, the ramp up to the arrivals level was closed. It usually is at that time apparently.

That caused me much grief in picking up a person with a disability from their flight home.

I had to pay park and go get them. Maybe that’s the plan ……? Maybe it’s for some sort of “security” reason ?

P4rit4 10:45 am 04 Feb 16

Who in their right mind would want to stay at the airport when they can stay at hyatt near the lake in one of the richest suburbs of Canberra…

grunge_hippy 9:52 pm 04 Nov 15

Can we talk about how you cannot drive into the arrivals driveway to pick up people? This is completely ridiculous. It is always blocked off. Why?????!!!

Nilrem 9:01 am 04 Nov 15

Skyring 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.

One might say that the airport is an integral part of Canberra, and having a top-notch gateway enhances the city’s image.

I cannot agree more. I love the new airport building, it’s a credit to Mr Snow and Canberra. I just don’t want to work or live out there, and I don’t like what the emerging new town centre is doing to Canberra. The two positions are compatible.

Aragornerama 6:10 am 04 Nov 15

Nilrem said :

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.

That actually sounds quite appealing. You should be in charge of their marketing.

Skyring 4:48 am 04 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.

One might say that the airport is an integral part of Canberra, and having a top-notch gateway enhances the city’s image.

Skyring 4:39 am 04 Nov 15

I guess the Comfort Inn Airport International will have to change its name.

rubaiyat 11:16 pm 03 Nov 15

dungfungus said :

Nilrem said :

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.

Are you suggesting that we replace jet airliners with flying trams?
The rube would love that!

Canberra Airport had 2,858,200 passenger movements in 2014 (and falling)

36% of those are to Sydney ie over 1 million at between $139 to $149 a ticket, mostly on small inefficient planes.

The long proposed VFT train would find that a very lucrative market given the terminal in and out times plus transfers, versus a CBD connection to CBD connection. A VFT could also benefit from the 4.8 million cars/year that use the freeways, particularly those cars having to use the tollways in Sydney.

The train would not need to leave the ground to beat the airlines, who of course lobbied hard against it.

As the fuel and planes are fully imported and the train would be able to use less and cleaner fuel, both the environmental and financial benefits are considerable. But we know your views on both environment and financial matters.

There would be even greater benefits to the many Canberrans who find it cheaper and quicker to fly out of Sydney to other destinations.

Revoking the local tax haven for the Airport would be a real boost for the A.C.T. economy, as would making better use of such a large level piece of real estate. Terry Snow is probably making more money from his real estate now, so may want a change anyway.

dungfungus 6:00 pm 03 Nov 15

Nilrem said :

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.

Are you suggesting that we replace jet airliners with flying trams?
The rube would love that!

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?

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