Friday, April 29, 2016

HMSHost plans May airport restaurant celebration

Readers of PAX International who are on the move next month can find some dining surprises as they make their way through airports.


May is airport Restaurant Month, declared by global restaurateur HMSHost. It is now expanding the celebration overseas, to nearly 90 participating restaurants at more than 50 airports across North America and Europe. 

The concept launched in North American airports in October 2014, Now it includes resturants operated by HMSHost’s parent company, Autogrill, at Brussels Airport, Zürich Airport, and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome. 

“HMSHost created the first of its kind monthly holiday because one week isn’t enough to celebrate our culinary creativity,” said HMSHost Vice President of Marketing Atousa Ghoreichi in today’s announcement. 

Each restaurant location can customize its Airport Restaurant Month menu based on specially created dishes by HMSHost’s corporate executive chef and culinary team. Each dish is served with style that diners would find with streetside restaurants. Guests will receive a choice of entrée, accompanied by several side dishes. Some of the dishes travelers will find include rosemary grilled shrimp, flat iron steak, parmesan-crusted chicken; and a baked Portobello mushroom. 

Visit AirportRestaurantMonth.com for a full list of participating locations.

Recaro a German Innovator of the Year 2016

Alfons Stachel, Director Innovation (left),
and Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder at Recaro Aircraft Seating

In a three-stage process, brand eins and Statista acknowledged it's picks for most innovative companies in Germany for 2016. Among them was Recaro Aircraft Seating.

Experts from the field rated a total of 1,800 companies. Nearly 250 made it to the list of the best.

“The Innovator of the Year 2016 award demonstrates that your business is at the forefront when it comes to intelligent products, processes and services,” writes Dr. Friedrich \ Schwandt, CEO of Statista GmbH, in his letter to the best companies released today.

The companies are judged by representatives from companies that have received awards for their innovations as well as executives with years of professional experience in the areas of research and development, production, human resources, communication, strategy and marketing. Their decisions were made based on a online survey of 1,800 companies – a pre-selection resulting from an analysis of several German innovation awards. On average, each participant submitted 18 recommendations – creating a meaningful platform from which emerged a best list of around 250 companies.