HMSHost Opens Regional Dining Favorites at Vancouver International Airport



    BETHESDA, Md., June 28 /CNW/ -- HMSHost, a world leader in travel dining
and shopping, celebrated the official unveiling of the beautiful new West
Chevron International Pier at Vancouver International Airport. The grand
opening highlighted popular new additions to the airport's food and beverage
offerings. Milestone's Grill & Bar, Tim Horton's, Starbucks Coffee, and Pizza
Hut are a direct result of a five-year contract extension awarded to HMSHost
by the airport in 2006.
    
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    "These new restaurants complement our existing exceptional food and
beverage offerings," said Tony Gugliotta, Senior Vice President, Vancouver
International Airport. "We are very pleased to continue our partnership with
HMSHost."
    "Our goal is to provide the best mix of local, regional, and
international brands, along with excellent customer service. We are pleased to
offer travelers in the West Chevron pier these exciting new dining options
that fulfill that goal," said Pat Banducci, Senior Vice President of Business
Development for HMSHost.
    In addition to international brands Starbucks Coffee and Pizza Hut,
regional favorites include:

    
    Tim Horton's
    
    Arguably Canada's largest and most popular brand, Tim Horton's offers
freshly brewed 100% Arabica coffee, specialty teas and a variety of fresh
baked goods including donuts, muffins, pies, bagels, cookies and Danishes. Tim
Horton's also serves a breakfast menu of biscuit sandwiches, low fat yogurt
and berries, and a lunch menu of soup and sandwich combo meals prepared with
seasonal fruit and vegetables.

    
    Milestone's Grill & Bar
    
    With over 30 locations across Canada, Milestone's is considered a
trendsetter in creating innovative and appetizing food and beverage offerings.
The menu provides a wide selection of entrC(C)es and appetizers. Enticing
signature dishes include familiar foods with unique twists, such as Fire-
Grilled Wild Coho Salmon and Red Curry Chicken Bowl. Whether it's for lunch,
brunch, dinner, or just a quick drink and appetizers, you'll always find
something great at Milestone's.

    
    About HMSHost
    
    HMSHost is world-renowned for creating customized shopping and dining
spaces in travel venues. The innovative company operates in more than 100
airport locations around the globe, including 19 of the 20 busiest airports in
North America. HMSHost has annual sales in excess of $2.3 billion and employs
more than 28,000 associates worldwide.
    A wholly-owned subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A, HMSHost and the rest of the
Autogrill Group are recognized leaders in travel amenities. With sales
exceeding euro 3.9 billion, Autogrill is present in 33 countries with more
than 4,800 points of sale in more than 1050 locations (including 163 airports
and 689 motorways) where 51,000 employees serve over 840 million customers
every year. Visit http://www.HMSHost.com for more information.





For further information:

For further information: Sheila McGee, HMSHost, +1-240-694-4196, 
Sheila.McGee@HMSHost.com Web Site: http://www.HMSHost.com

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