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December 22, 2014

HMSHost Awarded Contract to Upgrade Dining in Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 6

Four new restaurants planned, including two with LA flair

LOS ANGELES, CA —Global restaurateur HMSHost has just signed an agreement with Westfield to bring four new restaurants to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as part of an overhaul of the dining experience in Terminal 6. These new restaurants will welcome travelers to several exciting local and national dining favorites as a new era for the airport begins. The first of the restaurants are scheduled to open in June of 2015, with the last being completed in May 2016. Two of the new restaurants will help showcase LA’s world-class dining scene – Golden Road’s Point the Way Café, a pub dedicated to the city’s first craft brewery, and HMSHost’s exclusive Blu2o, which will offer up some of the best seafood in the city and highlight LA’s beach life. HMSHost will also bring traveler favorite Starbucks, as well as a Starbucks Reserve Evenings.

“Today’s travelers are constantly looking for a high-quality dining experience in the airport, and at the same time still want that comfort of what they know,” said Bryan Loden, Senior Director of Business Development at HMSHost. “We wanted to give them the chance to have a uniquely LA dining experience with Point the Way Café and Blu2o, but also knew that bringing in one of America’s most popular brands, Starbucks, would be a huge hit with everyone coming through T6.”

As more and more people see Golden Road Brewing’s beer in stores and in airports across the country, they will be elated to see a full pub devoted to LA’s first craft brewery. More importantly, even for those who have never heard of Golden Road, they will immediately recognize what Point the Way Café is – a casual, high-quality pub serving world-class craft beers and delicious food. If that wasn’t enough to entice you, you should also know that HMSHost and Golden Road have teamed up to release the first craft beer made exclusively for airports – Carry On Citrus Ale, which will be served at Point the Way Café.

Blu2o will offer travelers what they think of when they think of their favorite beach, regardless of which beach that is– relaxation, soothing waves and slowing down. Blu2o’s food, drinks, and design have all been developed with that kind of simplicity, vibrancy, and environment in mind. Helping to achieve this quintessential LA experience, by developing an inspired-by-the-beach menu, is LA’s own self-described “chef/surfer/gypsy/traveler” David Myers – Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef”, Angeleno’s “Chef of the Year”, and one of Hollywood Reporter’s “Most Influential Chefs in Hollywood”. With all those accolades it’s safe to say Chef Myers is an LA treasure.

Travelers are always looking for the nearest Starbucks and now LAX will welcome them with a new location in T6 to satisfy their cravings; from lattés to cappuccinos, and the ever-evolving drink recipes, to baked goods and healthy snacks, Starbucks has it all. Terminal 6 will also be home to the newest Starbucks Reserve Evenings, a “Super Starbucks”. What makes this such a special Starbucks location is the offering of the rare Reserve coffees from exclusive estates around the world, which are brewed with Starbucks’ innovative new Clover brewing system, as well as the Starbucks Evenings selection, including local, seasonal beer and wines along with an expanded, more sophisticated food selection. Starbucks Reserve Evenings will entice travelers with the ease, familiarity, and comfort of a Starbucks and the surprise of an unexpected dining experience.

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