October 10 – American Airlines is building a new hotel and conference center on its Fort Worth campus, but you won’t be able to stay there (unless you work for the airline).
Details of the project were released last week by Kyle Arnold of the Dallas Morning News, who reports that the $250 million employee-only hotel will open in early 2023, becoming the newest addition to the hotel’s ongoing expansion. Billion-dollar Fort Worth headquarters campus just miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
The building, called Skyview 6, will accommodate 600 employees and replace the current airline flight attendant hotel, which was built in the 1960s, according to Arnold. The company released a project memo to workers on Wednesday saying the building will serve as a vital meeting, rest and socializing center open to one of the carriers’ 130,000 employees.
“Each year, thousands of team members from across the operation come to campus to learn, ranging from new hires and recurrent training to team members in new roles,” the company said. Aerial. “We hope to simplify the visiting team member experience by building a modern hotel complex in the heart of our campus. A place where visiting team members can stay, eat, socialize and train.”
Skyview 6 will connect to on-campus crew training and conference facilities and include a 10,000 square foot ballroom to host large events. Other amenities available to guests include a 73,000 square foot fitness center filled with basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts. The hotel will also offer dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to the memo.
“All team members will be able to take advantage of basic facilities, including meeting spaces, extensive dining options and sports courts,” the company said. “It’s a space for learning and developing, for us to take care of each other and for us to grow stronger as a team.”
Construction on the nine-story resort began in 2019, according to Arnold, although the project was temporarily put on hold after the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. New efforts to complete the hotel began in 2021.
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