July 9, 2014
PGA Tour Grill’s Next Stop: Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
LAS VEGAS, NV—Las Vegas may be known as a party town, but it is also a go-to spot for traveling golfers with some of the country’s top courses. The latest addition to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, PGA TOUR Grill further strengthens the area ties to the PGA TOUR and the game of golf. The PGA TOUR Grill is to airport dining what the hole-in-one is to the game of golf – a rare, exciting experience that will make anyone’s day one to remember. With the motto “Eat Smarter, Play Harder” the PGA TOUR Grill focuses on healthy eating fit for active lifestyles, a new trend in airport dining that is a welcome retreat for many travelers. This is the third PGA TOUR Grill location to open in a partnership between global restaurateurHMSHost and the PGA TOUR, with locations at San Diego International Airport and Honolulu International Airport opening last month.
“As one of the country’s top golf destinations, Las Vegas presented the perfect landscape to continue our partnership with the PGA TOUR,” said Anthony Alessi, Vice President of Business Development at HMSHost. “We are excited to continue growing the PGA TOUR Grill restaurant experience and bringing it to more travelers in the future.”
Located in the airport’s Terminal 3, PGA TOUR Grill opened for service on Saturday, June 28th. As an annual stop on the PGA TOUR, Las Vegas is a destination spot for golfers from around the country, which makes it a perfect fit for the PGA TOUR Grill. Inside the restaurant, the walls are covered with flat screen TVs to catch all the latest TOUR action, as well as memorabilia and tributes to the local golf history.
“We are very pleased and excited to unveil this new PGA TOUR Grill at McCarran International Airport with our restaurant partner, HMSHost,” said Tim Hawes, SVP of Retail Licensing for the PGA TOUR. “This restaurant further builds upon the PGA TOUR’s strong presence in the Las Vegas area, which includes the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and our two TPC facilities. We look forward to serving travelers in Las Vegas with high-quality, healthy menu options in a fun and exciting dining environment that also pays tribute to our tournament and its wonderful host organization and sponsor, the Shriners Hospitals for Children. HMSHost has once again set a new standard for airport dining options.”
The PGA TOUR Grill’s menu was created with an emphasis on incorporating healthy ingredients like quinoa, beans, arugula, and pomegranate into all of the dishes. This gives travelers seeking wholesome food an easy choice when selecting where to eat. For example, the Power Salad, with quinoa, garbanzo beans, edamame, fresh herbs, sunflower seeds, grilled red pepper, red grapes, butter lettuce cups and a champagne vinaigrette; and the Mediterranean salad with baby arugula, shaved asiago, roasted tomato relish, red and yellow pepper, glazed walnuts, roasted artichokes and fennel and balsamic vinaigrette. Travelers looking for a little more can check out the “Clubhouse Creations” section, with the Power Burger, a ground turkey burger topped with fresh herbs and sea salt, baby arugula, fresh tomato, red onion jam and PGA TOUR Grill’s signature low-fat special sauce.
PGA TOUR Grill also offers many specialty cocktails like the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole, the Big Dog (a combination of Maker’s Mark, peach puree, Canton Ginger Liqueur, iced tea and ginger beer) and the West Coast Swing (Hangar One Wild Blueberry vodka, raspberry syrup, lemon juice and Sprite). Travelers can also select from a wide selection of tap and bottled brews, as well as a top-notch wine list.
ABOUT PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $134 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR’s all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 billion.
The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.