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Mar 26, 2024

HMSHost Offers Travelers a New Dining Adventure at Calgary International Airport

HMSHost Opens Summit House in Concourse B, Featuring Craft Beers from Local Brewery Banded Peak Brewing and a Diverse Menu Worth Exploring

BETHESDA, Maryland (March 26, 2024) – Global restaurateur HMSHost, part of Avolta AG (SIX: AVOL) and a world leader in creating dining for travel venues, has opened its newest restaurant at Calgary International Airport (YYC): Summit House. Located in Concourse B, this new dining adventure offers travelers a taste of Calgary by way of one of the city’s most well-known local craft breweries, Banded Peak Brewing — founded in Calgary in 2016 by Alex Horner, Colin McLean, and Matthew Berard — along with a diverse, all-day menu of travelers’ favorite comfort foods and other delectable dishes worth exploring.

For the first time at Calgary International Airport, travelers can now enjoy over a half dozen of Banded Peak Brewing’s award-winning and style-bending craft beers on draft, created to celebrate the moments before, during, and after an epic adventure — including Microburst Hazy IPA, Mount Crushmore Pilsner, and the World’s Best English IPA: Summit Seeker Amber IPA.

"Summit House is an exciting new concept inspired by local Calgary entrepreneurs that will offer guests a casual yet elevated taphouse environment,” said Chris Niergarth, General Manager Commercial & Retail Development, The Calgary Airport Authority. “Introducing options like this underscores our commitment to provide guests with excellent dining experiences that reflect local businesses. We’re proud to bring Summit House to YYC in partnership with HMSHost and look forward to future success together.”

Summit House serves a wide variety of flavorful menu items to fuel a traveler’s journey, with chef-crafted dishes that pair perfectly with a cold craft beer. Appetizers range from pork dry ribs and chili garlic chicken lettuce wraps to a poutine made with Banded Peak Brewing’s Summit Seeker Amber IPA. Travelers craving some good, old-fashioned comfort food while on-the-go can enjoy Summit House’s delicious House Burger, while those seeking a little adventure along their journey may opt for the Salmon Bowl, made with steamed rice, nori, spicy gochujang, pickled vegetables, yaki glaze, green onion, cabbage, carrot, and edamame.

The Summit House menu also has a variety of tacos, sandwiches, salads, and a daily choice of house-made soup served with garlic toast. Breakfast offerings include everything from a classic Steak and Eggs plate featuring aged Alberta sirloin to a Spicy Chorizo Bowl, along with omelettes, avocado toast, and more.

In addition to craft beer on draft, Summit House has a full bar, offering travelers a variety of bottled and canned brews, wine, cocktails, and spirits.

HMSHost operates over a dozen dining venues throughout Calgary International Airport, including several created in partnership with well-known local brands. Flames Grill, a tribute to the legacy of local NHL team the Calgary Flames, opened in 2019, and LB Taphouse, featuring the locally made beers and gins of Last Best Brewing & Distilling, opened in 2021. HMSHost developed both concepts as part of The Authority’s multi-year concessions refresh.

“Summit House is a unique collaboration that melds the culinary and operational prowess of HMSHost with the exceptional craft brewing expertise of Banded Peak Brewing. HMSHost is proud of our continued partnership with The Calgary Airport Authority, so we can make a traveler’s journey as exciting as the destination by offering them a taste of the adventure that awaits them in Calgary — even if they are just passing through,” said Senior Vice President of Business Development Amy Dunne.

Summit House at YYC is open seven days a week from 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

About HMSHost
HMSHost, part of Avolta AG (SIX: AVOL), is a leader in creating dining for travel venues. The restaurateur operates over 1,000 locations in nearly 80 airports across North America, including proprietary concepts, local, regional, and national brands, and partnerships with award-winning chefs. For decades, HMSHost has curated food and beverage programs that make a traveler’s journey as exciting as the destination.

The industry has repeatedly recognized HMSHost with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard for Customer Service and Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. In recent years, USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards has awarded first place honors to HMSHost's Three Kings Public House at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) and its Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). ACI-NA, the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, recognized HMSHost with the 2020 Associate Inclusion Champion Award for leadership and achievement in the ongoing inclusion of business and workforce diversity, outreach, and advocacy. Additionally, ACI-NA awarded HMSHost the 2022 Excellence in Airport Concessions Award for the Best Employee Recognition Program. The company also creates original, award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, JBF@ORD Chef Series, and Eat Well. Travel Further.

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