Emphasizing on its plan to increase the non-aero revenues through various land utilization projects, the Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) is likely to launch its five-star hotel near the airport by next year.

It will be a fully air-conditioned hotel with 112 rooms spreading across four acres , occupying a building footprint of 2.04 lakh sq ft. Besides the basement and the ground floor, the hotel will have six floors and the terrace will have specialty restaurant, service bar etc.