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HMSHost International grows in China; four new stores at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

Amsterdam, 23 JUNE 2023 – HMSHost International, part of Dufry Group and global market leader in the hospitality industry for people on the move, has grown their presence in the People’s Republic of China. The company enters Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport for the first time, with the recent opening of four new stores for five years. Representing more than 1,000 square metres, HMSHost International is bringing a discerning mix of international brands, many of which are entering Central China for the first time.

David Mackay, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific at HMSHost International, said: “What a brilliant sign of recovery! The Asia and Pacific region represent a strong opportunity of growth for our company and we are thrilled to be entering a new airport in the People’s Republic of China. I am so pleased with the collaboration with the Chongqing Airport Authority, as we work together to support their business goals and redefine the food & beverage offering at the airport. We look forward to boosting our local presence and giving travellers through Chongqing the ultimate HMSHost experience: Attention.”

Sino-Singapore Chongqing Airport Commercial Management Co., Ltd, General Manager Ms. Ma Yan said: “HMSHost is the world’s largest provider of food and beverage services for travellers, and we are delighted to partner with them to refresh our dining experience at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The partnership is an affirmation of HMSHost’s trust in our capabilities and our step-up efforts to build an international standard in culinary experience. We constantly strive to create better airport commercial experiences for our guests. With the new store openings, locals and travellers will be spoilt for choice with Chongqing Airport’s refreshed offerings.”

HMSHost brings a selection of premium quality Western and Asian concepts, working together with the airport team in achieving their goal to raise the food and beverage offering to an international standard. Travellers through China’s Chongqing International Airport can now enjoy casual dining concept Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao from the Michelin star and Bib Gourmand recognised Crystal Jade restaurant group, serving guests their twist on lamian and dim sum, alongside signature dishes. Also now open is world-famous Australian café concept The Coffee Club, with their all-day dining concept with favourites such as the famous eggs benedict, the perfect smashed avocado, and Nutella pancakes with fresh berries.

Puro Gusto, recognised as Chain Industry Influence Brand 2021, serves guests the best authentic Italian coffee and gourmet food experience, while American fast-casual concept, The Habit Burger Grill, delights travelers with their award-winning Charburgers.

HMSHost’s bold growth in China is thanks to a balanced growth strategy. With a focus on selecting airports with great potential, the company identifies airports that are strong in the domestic market or located centrally to domestic tourist destinations. A major aviation hub for airlines in Central China, Chongqing International Airport is the country’s fourth busiest airport and in 2021 handled nearly 36 million passengers. Since entering China in 2015, HMSHost International has already built a portfolio at four airports in China.

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