April 15, 2008


HMSHost brings golfer haven to Hawaii

BETHESDA, Md, – HMSHost Corporation, a world leader in travel dining and shopping, today announced the opening of Dewar’s Clubhouse at Honolulu International Airport’s Central Concourse to cater to travelers who are golf aficionados and Scotch lovers alike. In May, the well-known brand Gordon Biersch Restaurant Brewery will open in the EWA Concourse.

“HMSHost brings the Airport two nationally recognized brands set in a unique atmosphere that offer our Honolulu travelers dining options that exceed their expectations,” said Brennon Morioka, Director, Hawaii Department of Transportation.

Dewar’s Clubhouse combines the sophisticated elegance of a European golf clubhouse with the favorites found in an American bar and grill. The full-service restaurant will feature live sports broadcasts and continuous golf highlights. The menu includes hearty as well as light meals and a full bar of specialty cocktails.

“We want to help make Honolulu International Airport—as the gateway to paradise for travelers—an exceptional experience and one that makes the traveler’s day better when it comes to dining during travel,” said Steve Johnson, Senior Vice President of Business Development for HMSHost.

Gordon Biersch Restaurant Brewery was started by Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch and is all about exceptional beer and delicious food. Co-founder Dan Gordon has earned a reputation as one of America’s top brewing engineers. Using only the finest ingredients, including Hallertauer hops and a pure strain yeast culture from the Weihenstephan yeast bank supplied exclusively to Gordon Biersch by the Schwarz Brauerei in Zusmarshausen, Germany, Gordon makes sure his lagers — Pilsner, Golden Export, Märzen, Dunkles, and Blonde Bock plus seasonal beers — are brewed in strict accordance with the German purity laws governing the production of beer.

Gordon Biersch will offer Honolulu International Airport travelers traditional American cuisine with superior, hand-crafted beers and other fine beverages in an atmosphere that is fun, relaxing, and friendly. Travelers may enjoy sit-down dining or a meal at the full-service bar while watching the news or an event on the flat screen TV.