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February 19, 2020

HMSHost Approved for Contract Extension Valued at Nearly $1.5B at McCarran International Airport

New restaurants to begin opening by 2021

LAS VEGAS (February 19, 2020) – Las Vegas travelers will see more new and exciting restaurants in the future when visiting McCarran International Airport (LAS). The Clark County Board of Commissioners approved a new 7-year contract extension valued at approximately $1.5B for global restaurateur HMSHost to invest in opening new and remodeled restaurant locations throughout the airport. The extension takes HMSHost’s term in LAS to 2035. 

“With this approval from Clark County, HMSHost has the unique and enviable opportunity to build on the truly great partnership we have with McCarran International Airport and deliver the industry’s best dining experiences to Las Vegas travelers. We thank the County Commission and airport team for this extension as we look forward to creating and opening these new restaurants together,” said HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson.

“We are extremely pleased to extend what’s been a longstanding and productive partnership with HMSHost,” said Clark County Director of Aviation Rosemary Vassiliadis. “Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport hit an all-time high of 51.5 million last year, our third consecutive year of record volume. Along with the brands our customers already love, we’re also seeking new and different food and beverage concepts and services to better support our expanding customer base. A mix of the familiar coupled with diverse new options will better reflect our standing as a leading international destination, and we’re confident the team at HMSHost will help us to achieve our goals, enhancing our customers’ experience along the way.”

Recently opened restaurants brought to McCarran by HMSHost are included in this extension as well, including Shake Shack and the first North American airport-located Pret A Manger. Further planned developments will begin opening by 2021. As HMSHost redevelops its airport offerings, the global restaurateur will bring some of the Las Vegas region’s most beloved and local coffee and restaurant brands into the airport. Anticipated new dining options include national and regional favorites as well as successful HMSHost concepts designed with travelers in mind like La Familia and PZA.

HMSHost’s current restaurants in McCarran include Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill, Las Vegas ChopHouse, Metro Pizza, PGA TOUR Grill, Ruby’s Diner, and Brookwood Farms BBQ among many others.  Visit the HMSHost location finder to see them all.

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 HMSHost.com for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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