March 16, 2012
HMSHost wins 3 awards at Schiphol Consumers Awards event
AMSTERDAM — HMSHost Schiphol Airport, the largest restaurant operator at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, won three awards at the Airport‘s Consumer Awards event. The annual awards ceremony took place on March 15.
To top off a very successful awards evening, HMSHost won two Guest Friendliness Awards. A third award went to HMSHost in the new Corporate Responsibility Award category.
“We are very proud to have been recognized by Schiphol for all of these awards and HMSHost‘s efforts to make the traveller‘s day better,” said Jan Willem Hilbron, General Manager of HMSHost Schiphol Airport. “High praise goes to the team of Délifrance Plaza and subcontractor McDonald‘s for winning the Guest Friendliness Award.”
Corporate Responsibility Award
The Corporate Responsibility Award is awarded to the concessionaire at the airport with the largest contribution in the field of sustainability. HMSHost has a number of ‘green’ ambassadors, who are the driving force behind the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach.
HMSHost‘s Vice President EMEA, Dawn Wilding said, ―Sustainability is an area where we see new market opportunities, growth and innovations that benefit travellers as well as our environment.
HMSHost offers a wide range of sustainable products in its restaurants – from certified coffee and tea to 800,000 ‗grab n‘ go‘ sustainable sandwiches sold annually. The use of sustainable materials in the design and construction of the restaurants, as well as furniture and equipment are conscious choices made by HMSHost.
Guest Friendliness Award
The Guest Friendliness Award is presented to the restaurant or retail store that is most inviting to guests as a welcoming place to visit. All HMSHost locations aim to contribute to Schiphol‘s ambition to be ‘Europe’s most preferred airport’. The recognition is based on results of an independent market research study.
HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues and is part of Autogrill Group, the world‘s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including 15 European airports and the 20 busiest airports in North America. The company has annual sales in excess of $2.5 billion and employs more than 34,000 associates worldwide. Visit www.hmshost.com for more information and become a fan of HMSHost on Facebook.
HMSHost Europe operates restaurants at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Belfast City, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, London Heathrow, Shannon, London Stansted, Stockholm and other locations.
Last year Amsterdam Airport Schiphol welcomed more than 45 million passengers and is one of Europe‘s most important aviation-gateways. HMSHost operates more than 70 food and beverage venues at Schiphol, including Dutch Kitchen & Bar, Café Chocolat, and Bubbles Seafood & Wine Bar. These contribute to a wide variety of welcoming restaurants at this top airport.