Passengers wait at Keflavík International Airport. Photo: Golli.
A new 150-room Courtyard by Mariott hotel will open next year at Keflavík International Airport, RÚV reports. Developers begin breaking ground today for the building.
The hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2019. Spokesmen for the project have stated that an increase in connecting flights through Keflavík warrants a large hotel with an internationally-recognised brand. Mariott is the largest hotel chain in the world with more than 6 500 properties in 127 countries and territories around the world.
The hotel will be located on Reykjanesbraut (Route 41) next to the airport. Full funding for the project has already been acquired.