American Airlines will open a luxury employee-only hotel at its Dallas/Forthworth headquarters.
Scheduled to open in early 2023, staff will stay at the hotel for training and business meetings.
“Small City” has spaces such as dining rooms, basketball courts, and a 73,000 square foot gym.
American Airlines plans to open a luxury hotel at its Dallas/Fort Worth headquarters next year, but it won’t be open to the public.
On Wednesday, American Airlines sent a memo to staff outlining details about a brand-new employee-only Skyview 6 hotel opening in early 2023. According to the Dallas Morning News.
Employees of American and its wholly-owned regional airlines, including flight attendants, airport agents and training-bound pilots, will be able to stay in 600 dedicated accommodations. American Airlines said other staff will also be able to access the hotel for business meetings and other purposes.
“We hope to simplify the visiting experience for our team members by building a state-of-the-art hospitality complex in the heart of our campus,” the airline said Thursday in a memo shared with an insider. A place where members can stay, eat, socialize, and exercise.”
Skyview 6 is one of several buildings on American Airlines’ headquarters campus and is named after former company CEO Robert L. Crandall. According to Dallas local news outlet WFAA,.
American confirmed to Insider that the hotel will be connected to Skyview 5, the company’s training and conference center.
According to the memo, the hotel has many facilities to enjoy, such as art installations, a lounge area for studying, and a “tavern” for socializing.
A large 73,000 square foot fitness center with courtyard, exercise pool, volleyball, tennis, basketball, and pickleball courts are also available.
The hotel has a large dining room where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, so employees will never go hungry while on campus.
A 10,000-square-foot ballroom will also be available for large events and annual conferences like CEO Robert Isom’s State of the Airline, American said.
“It’s like a small town,” Jonathan Pearce, former director of workspace culture and experience at American Airlines and now the company’s global talent director, told WFAA in 2019.
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