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March 16, 2018

HMSHost Recognized as Travel Dining Leader with Airport Revenue News and USA Today 10Best Awards

HMSHost awarded prestigious Best Overall Food & Beverage Restaurateur

BETHESDA, MD — At the Airport Revenue News 2018 Revenue Conference & Exhibition Awards Gala this week, global restaurateur HMSHost was awarded with Best Overall Food & Beverage Restaurateur for the eleventh consecutive year. This award recognizes the restaurateur who excels in every phase of operations, marketing, customer service, creativity and food quality. HMSHost also received the award for Airport Restaurant Bar of the Year with Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen at Louisville International Airport.   

At the conference, USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, a set of consumer-facing awards voted on by readers, were also announced. HMSHost’s Summer House Santa Monica at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was given top honors as the Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Atmosphere.

“HMSHost is honored to be recognized by Airport Revenue News, USA Today, and our industry peers for bringing travelers innovative and distinct best-in-class dining choices. This recognition, especially our consecutive award as Best Overall Food & Beverage Restaurateur, is a testament to the continuous outstanding work of our associates across North America, as well as our invaluable local restaurant, small business and ACDBE partners,” said HMSHost President & CEO Steve Johnson. “We want to thank Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises for being a great partner and trusting us to execute their Summer House concept to Chicago O’Hare travelers. We’re grateful to the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Louisville Regional Airport Authority for joining us to bring travelers these award-winning dining options. We look forward to continuing to enhance the travel dining experience with all of our airport partners in ways that only HMSHost can for many years to come.”

The ARN Revenue Conference & Exhibition, held this year in Orlando, Florida, is where the airport concessions industry gathers to learn about the latest trends, network with decision-makers, and experience an exhibit hall featuring established and emerging brands and concepts.

About Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen – Located in the pre-security Main Terminal at Louisville International Airport, Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen is a toast to Kentucky’s deep and rich bourbon heritage, showcasing the state’s renowned bourbon distilling heritage and products for visitors from all over the world. Guests can peruse a list of more than 85 world-class, homegrown bourbons including several rare labels. The menu offers upscale comfort dishes that are based on regional influences and big flavor. It’s southern cooking with a modern twist.

About Summer House Santa Monica – Located in Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 2, Summer House Santa Monica by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises welcomes travelers to relax and dine in a laid-back, friendly atmosphere reminiscent of a Southern California beach house. Summer House offers a chef-driven menu that highlights high-quality, seasonal ingredients and delicious, simply prepared dishes including salads, sandwiches, tacos, Summer House’s signature cookies and English muffins, plus all-day breakfast options. An intimate bar welcomes travelers with signature cocktails, beer, and a California-inspired wine list.

In addition to these award-winning concepts, over the years HMSHost has brought travelers distinct, chef-driven, and locally inspired dining options in airports across North America. Learn more about HMSHost’s innovative culinary offerings and chef partnerships at HMSHost.com/cuisine. To find HMSHost food and beverage locations, visit the HMSHost location finder map.

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Book & Bourbon at Louisville International Airport

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Summer House Santa Monica at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

HMSHost Leading the Industry
HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as 2018 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the eleventh consecutive year) by Airport Revenue News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards recognized HMSHost’s Summer House Santa Monica at Chicago O’Hare International Airport as Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Atmosphere. HMSHost is a leader in sustainability practices which include plans to eliminate conventional plastic straw use by 2020. The company also creates original award-winning events like Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, and the Adrian Awards Gold winning campaigns, #HMSHostLove 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 99 travel plazas in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $3.1 billion and employs more than 39,500 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 over €4.5 billion in 2016, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit HMSHost.com for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

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