With Expedia.com Café, HMSHost wins the Grand Prize 2002 for design

Friday, May 10, 2002

Milano , 10 May 2002 - HMSHost, Autogrill’s US subsidiary, has won the Grand Prize 2002 for retail outlet design awarded by the National Association of Shop Furnishings Manufacturers (NASFM).
Expedia.com Café is a new concept designed specifically for airports and the needs of people on the move. The café’s tables are fitted with telephone jacks, electrical sockets and facilities for access to the Internet without additional costs. “We are deeply honored to win this award,” said HMSHost Chief Executive Officer John J. McCarthy. “Expedia.com Café is the result of teamwork. The credit goes to the HMSHost workgroup that developed the project, but also to Expedia.com for the brand, the business idea and creativity, to San Josè airport for the quality of its restaurant services mix, and to all the companies involved in the design and construction of the outlet.”