HMSHost International has entered China. In 2015 and 2016, the Group announced 9 newly-to-open stores at Beijing International Airport, encompassing the largest F&B location – and will further expand with 2 locations at Sanya Airport. HMSHost will operate at Beijing International Airport in partnership with Huazhou, an experienced local hospitality company. Huazhou has a long history of operating in numerous Chinese airports including Beijing International Airport.
“Entry to China is an important step for our expansion ambitions in Asia,” says HMSHost International CEO, Walter Seib. “These new openings are the continuation of a programme which is in line with our strategy of expanding into the growing and emerging economies of the Asia-Pacific region, and will enable the Group to continue its ambition to obtain a global presence.”