Safir Airport Hotel is located inside Kuwait International Airport restricted zone and is directly accessible from the runway and designed with the comfort and convenience of transit passengers in mind.
Under Kuwaiti air transport law, travellers facing a wait of more than eight hours for a connecting flight are entitled to free rooms at the Safir, courtesy of their air carrier. Intended to minimise airside overcrowding in the main terminal building, the rule is, not surprisingly, highly popular with commercial passengers. Accessed by free shuttle bus and just a 10 minute ride from the terminal, the Safir also hosts civilian and military aircrew arriving on late-night flights or making stopovers.
Such is the efficiency of the hotel staff, they service a flight’s worth of rooms in less time than it takes to turn around the aircraft.
Despite the short-stay nature of its guests, facilities at the five-storey Safir are both extensive and luxurious. Each of the 200 newly renovated air-conditioned and triple-glazed rooms is an oasis of calm, a world away from the noise and disturbance.
Single double and executive suites are available, all tastefully furnished and equipped with en-suite bathrooms satellite TV, in-house video channels and wireless Internet.
On the ground floor, the spacious lobby and reception area features a business centre a mosque and numerous luxurious seating and relaxation areas, including a traditional Kuwaiti diwaniya (gathering place) .
The Safir’s excellent restaurant, located adjacent to the lobby and open 24 hours a day, serves a varied choice of traditional Arabic and international cuisine with first and business class guests enjoying a dedicated VIP Dining Area, TV facilities, complimentary bar and beverage counter.
Committed to quality service, the hotel also provides express laundry, dry cleaning, money exchange and room service Other amenities include a steam room, a well-equipped fitness centre and a games room. Guests can also make use of the Safir’s temperature- controlled swimming pool and sundeck.