JASON GARRISON AND CANUCKS EXECUTIVE JOIN HMSHOST AND VANCOUVER AIRPORT AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVES FOR GRAND OPENING EVENT
RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Canucks Sports & Entertainment in partnership with HMSHost announced today the grand opening of the Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The 4,000 square foot full-service restaurant features distinctive Canucks décor, memorabilia and an assortment of authentic team merchandise for sale.
Designed to recreate a club level experience at Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill connects guests to the excitement and action of a Canucks game. In partnership with global restaurateur HMSHost, a world leader in airport dining, the restaurant is committed to delivering premium guest experiences and providing meaningful first and last impressions to visitors of British Columbia.
"YVR is a world-class airport, distinctly representing British Columbia," said Michael Doyle, Canucks Sports & Entertainment Executive Vice President & Arena General Manager. "We are very happy to be a part of the YVR family and have the opportunity to showcase our passion for hockey in our community. The Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar &Grill and HMSHost are committed to providing exceptional customer service and a true fan experience with every visit."
"HMSHost looks forward to welcoming Vancouver travellers and fans to a unique dining experience that centres on the love of hockey," said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Renee Tedesco. "Guests will feel as if they're right in the VIP suite of a Canucks game."
"We are pleased that Canucks Sports and Entertainment is partnering with HMSHost to open the new Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill here at YVR," said Tony Gugliotta, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. "The Vancouver Canucks are British Columbia's premier sports team and we are thrilled to welcome them to YVR. We also congratulate HMSHost on continuing to provide first-class dining options to our passengers."
Defenceman Jason Garrison alongside Canucks executives joined representatives from HMSHost and Vancouver Airport Authority at a ribbon-cutting launch of the Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill today. Open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., more information on the bar & grill is available in the Shopping & Dining pages of YVR.CA.
About Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, YVR served 17.6 million passengers in 2012, facilitated 261,000 take-offs and landings and handled 227,200 tonnes of cargo. Sixty-eight airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 89 non-stop destinations worldwide. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2012 donated more than $675,000 to local organizations. We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €6 billion in 2012, the Group operates in 38 countries and employs some 63,000 people. It manages approximately 5,300 stores in approximately 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and Twitter @HMSHost.
Image with caption: "Members of Canucks Sports and Entertainment, HMSHost and Vancouver Airport Authority flank Vancouver Canucks player Jason Garrison at the grand opening of the Vancouver Canucks Bar & Grill at Vancouver International Airport on September 17th. (CNW Group/Vancouver Airport Authority)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130917_C8057_PHOTO_EN_30961.jpg
SOURCE: Vancouver Airport Authority
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