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February 6, 2020

Airport Travelers Encouraged to Share Notes of Kindness

HMSHost empowers travelers to spread notes of kindness at airports across North America

BETHESDA, Md. (February 6, 2020) – Share some kindness with a fellow traveler. That’s the message global restaurateur HMSHost is out to spread this month as part of its Share Your Love: Notes of Kindness campaign.

A simple message or act of kindness can unexpectedly help lift anyone’s day. All month long, travelers who purchase the newly debuted Chandon Rosé at participating HMSHost airport restaurants and bars will also receive a special treat from their server, a Note of Kindness. 

Each Note of Kindness includes a message that provides travelers an unexpected, feel good moment in their journey. These notes range from simple, positive messages to words of encouragement such as, “Psst – You Got This,” to “You’re Amazing, Have a Great Trip!”

To further surprise and delight travelers, there are 500 Golden Notes hidden within the many Notes of Kindness provided by their servers. Lucky guests that receive a Golden Note also get a $10 HMSHost gift card in addition to a kind message. 

“We’re kicking 2020 off with positive vibes, encouraging a culture of kindness throughout the airport community,” said HMSHost Vice President of Marketing and Communications Atousa Ghoreichi. “HMSHost’s Share Your Love campaign creates unique experiences that build meaningful connections and empower one another to spread kindness in our restaurants during your travels, and beyond.”

Notes of Kindness Airport Events
Taking kindness to the next level, HMSHost will also hold events at select airports across North America. During the events, travelers can receive a random Note of Kindness from a large, mailbox-themed display. Here, travelers can write their own positive message to leave and drop in the mailbox for another traveler to pick-up. To pay it forward with positive messages, travelers can also write their own Note of Kindness and drop it in the mailbox for another traveler to pick-up. Travelers that participate in the airport events receive a sweet treat of a complimentary chocolate bar and a 15 percent discount at participating HMSHost restaurants.

Not at the airport this February? HMSHost encourages everyone to share kindness and we’ll pay it forward. Share you note of kindness on social media using #HMSHostLove for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Be sure to tag @HMSHost in your message. Complete contest rules at the following link:

Share Your Love: Notes of Kindness 2020 is part of HMSHost’s annual award-winning Share Your Love campaign which brings surprise and delight experiences to travelers across North America, leaving travelers with a memorable and lasting impression of their airport adventure. 




HMSHost Leading the Industry
HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard Customer Service, as well as Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards gave first place honors to both of HMSHost’s Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. HMSHost is a leader in sustainability practices which includes its award-winning food donation program, as well as plans to eliminate conventional plastic straw use by 2020. The company also creates original award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant MonthChannel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, and Eat Well. Travel Further. 

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe and at more than 80 travel plazas in North America. The company has annual sales of more than $3.5 billion and employs approximately 41,000 associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of €4.7 billion in 2018, the group operates in 31 countries and employs over 60,000 people. It manages more than 4,000 stores in more than 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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