December 14, 2016
HMSHost Awarded Contract Extension at Orlando International Airport
ORLANDO — Global restaurateur HMSHost will continue to operate and expand food & beverage operations at Orlando International Airport as the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has approved concessions contract terms that will extend its contract to 2024. The Authority has awarded a five-year extension worth more than $70 million in annual sales for HMSHost and its ACDBE partner Lee Wesley Group Inc.
“HMSHost is absolutely delighted about the opportunity to continue growing our partnership with Orlando International Airport and we truly look forward to moving ahead with these developments together,” said HMSHost President & CEO Steve Johnson. “We could not be more excited about delivering industry-leading dining options and continuing to provide our award-winning service to Orlando travelers.”
HMSHost will spend approximately $11 million to upgrade its existing restaurants as well as introduce new dining options. On Airside 4, HMSHost will open Bahama Breeze, a restaurant by Orlando-based Darden that offers Caribbean-inspired food and tropical drinks in a vibrant island atmosphere; MKT, HMSHost’s exclusive market-style dining concept offering healthy, garden-fresh options; and an exciting food truck featuring a rotating menu of new creations such as Asian fusion, street tacos, and fish & chips. HMSHost will update two locations to become American Craft Tavern and Firehouse Subs in the pre-security area, as well as open two new Starbucks® stores.
“Today’s decision by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board to extend the contract with HMSHost is based on a proven track record as a strong business partner and advocate for exceptional customer service,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “With this extension we can move forward with plans to offer our passengers a variety of unique dining options while we grow for the future.”
“We have had a strong partnership with HMSHost as an ACDBE partner for more than 15 years, working together to deliver quality dining services to airport travelers,” said Lee Wesley Group COO Camille Lee-Johnson. “We are very excited to continue this relationship with HMSHost at Orlando International Airport with this extension.”
To see all of the restaurants HMSHost operates at Orlando International Airport visit HMSHost’s location finder.
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales 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 around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.