The airline industry is big in Texas; Southwest and American Airlines call it home. We often focus on the negatives in the airline business. But when they do something impressive, they should also be noticed.

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American Airlines spent $250 million to build an employee-only hotel at its sprawling Texas headquarters that opened in January 2023.

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Exclusively designed for American Airlines employees, the 'hospitality complex' is a unique mini-city boasting 600 rooms and a range of amenities. This exclusive space is reserved for our dedicated employees traveling to our central hub, Dallas/Fort Worth, on official business. Think flight attendant and pilot training or annual conferences. 

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American's senior manager of corporate real estate, Holly Ragan, told Business Insider during a recent tour that the hotel aims to have everything in one place where employees can easily access everyday needs. It also creates community and pride among employees, she said.

"Skyview 6 is the central heart of campus where our team members can gather," Ragan said. "We have dining, corn hole, a fitness center, a pool, and just various offerings to help our employees feel a sense of normalcy when they're here."

American Airlines' "Skyview 6" hotel is not open to the public, and a rare perk in the industry. 

American Airlines wanted to ensure employees had access to food and fitness without having to leave campus.

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The entire Skyview 6 complex, spanning 550,000 square feet, is a testament to our airline's rich history. Adorned with unique airline memorabilia and artwork, it serves as a constant reminder of our employees' significant contributions to our success.

The private hotel can accommodate flight crews, corporate employees, airport staff, and maintenance technicians.

 

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