Connected hotel among plans for addition to Cleveland airport

CLEVELAND, OHIO A new hotel connected to the main terminal is in the latest master development plan for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The proposed hotel, which does not yet have a flag attached to it, would be elevated to provide space for a transportation center beneath it. The plan estimates the cost of the hotel at US$82 million, which would be borne by the developer, The Plain Dealer reports.

The proposal is part of a new 25-year master plan for the airport, described as a “wish list” of improvements developed by the city, airlines and related businesses.

About 5.5 million people flew out of Hopkins last year, which is down from a peak of 6.5 million in 2000. The master plan estimates that the airport will service 11.4 million passengers by 2035.