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Take-a-look inside the hotel that's turning the dreaded layover on its head

The layover.

The two words can strike fear and loathing into the heart of even the most seasoned travellers.

Knowing this, the team at Felix Hotel backed by boutique hoteliers 8Hotels developed what is quite possibly the most enjoyable layover experience in the world.

Situated a shot runway from Sydney International Airport the 150-room hotel takes its design cues from the 1960s – otherwise fondly remembered as the Golden Era of travel.

Felix Hotel Exterior 0A8A2170 copie The exterior of the Felix Hotel

Felix Hotel Reception 0A8A3020 PS The reception of the Felix Hotel

Felix Hotel Terrace 0A8A2393 PS The terrace of the Felix Hotel

Turning the perception of the airport hotel on its head, Felix Hotel guests will check in on the top floor penthouse, rather than a ground floor lobby.

The interior is something of a mish-mash between the clear retro lines seen in the likes of 'Mad Men', mixed with the sentimental kitsch of 'Catch Me If You Can'.

The high-flying theme runs throughout the hotel with suites and conference rooms named after classic airliners.

Felix Hotel Penthouse 0A8A2807 PS The penthouse of the Felix Hotel

Felix Hotel Penthouse 0A8A2898 PS The penthouse of the Felix Hotel

Felix Hotel Corridors 0A8A1818 PS The corridors of the Felix Hotel

For highfliers the hotel has teamed up with private jet provider Fly Airly to devise its Jet Setter packages. The package will allow interstate or international companies to fly their teams by private jet for a conference at the hotel.

But for guests who would rather not talk shop, the hotel also provides a Sky’s the Limit package, which includes a two hour scenic flight over Sydney on board a private jet.

Jet Setter prices start from $16,600 a 5-seater* jet from Melbourne with 5 rooms for one night ($3,320 per person)

Sky’s The Limit prices start from $13,670* for a scenic flight on an 8-seater C650 and a nights accommodation for two.

For more information go to www.felixhotel.com.au

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