Great success for the Group at Frontier Awards 2018

HMSHost International, Autogrill Group subsidiary, together with Portland Design won the Best Food & Beverage Partnership Award for its Lounge 1 Food Court at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

The Oscars of the travel retail industry

For more than three decades these awards celebrate the best of innovation and creativity excellence across the global travel retail channel. Winning a prize at this awards ceremony, which took place in Cannes on Wednesday 3 October 2018, at the Congress Mandelieu Expo Centre, it's a great opportunity to network with some of the biggest and brightest names in international travel retail and it's an effective way of elevating your company’s status.

Winners are chosen by a panel of judges hand-picked from the most experienced and knowledgeable names in the industry. They, in particular, score entries taking into consideration a range of aspects:
  • Innovation and originality
  • Creative concept and execution
  • Business acumen and results
  • Perceived effectiveness in meeting the marketing/sales objectives and communicating with the target group (and also with the judges)
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The partnership which beat five other shortlisted entries

HMSHost opened the new, revamped and expanded Lounge 1 Food Court at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Summer 2017. Given the growing importance of F&B within the airport environment and as a key part of the passenger experience, it was important to optimise and expand the existing offer.

Portland Design understood these vision and objectives and played a key role in helping HMSHost to create a place that enrich the dynamics of daily life at high traffic locations, with a welcoming location where passengers feel at home and where they find exactly what they need at that very moment.

F&B facilities and a pleasant environment are crucial to how travellers perceive their journey.

The new and improved food court offers an eclectic blend of brands (LEON, Burger King, La Place, Two Tigers and The Bar), inspired by the lively character of street food and market places. Although all F&B locations seamlessly fit the ambiance of the overall food court, every F&B location has a unique brand personality, offering selected dishes from different cuisines. The high-quality offering is fast, fresh and healthy.

"The open and transparent atmosphere, the diverse range of food items from healthy to indulgence, combined with the extended seating area ensure that travellers will enjoy Schiphol to the full before taking off.”

-Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International -

Best F&B Partnership of the year 2018 short list:

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Lounge 1 Food Court
  • Bula Bar & Bistro Fiji and Tappoo Duty Free
  • Keflavik International Airport and Isavia
  • P&O Ferries and Starbucks
  • SSP Norway and Avinor Oslo Airport



For the list of all Frontier Awards 2018 winners click here.