Airport food contractor wins extension through 2014
HMSHost expects to generate more than $300 million during the next seven years
The company that holds Honolulu Airport's master restaurant concession has won an extension of its contract through 2014, and plans to make at least $8 million in improvements, including the airport's first Starbucks Coffee outside the security area.
Italy-based Autogrill SpA said yesterday its HMSHost Corp. subsidiary expects to generate more than $300 million alone from the Honolulu contract during the next seven years.
Autogrill also said yesterday that it had reached deals to operate airport concessions in Ohio and Oregon. Altogether the three-state deal is expected to bring the company combined revenues of more than $450 million during the terms of the contracts.
Elie W. Maalouf, president and chief executive officer of HMSHost, said the company plans to elevate the tourist experience at Honolulu Airport.
Besides the additional Starbucks Coffee, the company plans to bring in Tequileria, Cold Stone Creamery, Dewar's Clubhouse, Wolfgang Puck Grab & Go, Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery, Island Brews, and the Lahaina Chicken Co.
In addition, the open-air Garden View Food Court in the main terminal will feature Cold Stone Creamery, Jamba Juice and Sbarro's.
Starbucks will open next month, HMSHost said, with the other choices to open over a two- to three-year period as the airport continues to modernize.
HMSHost's plans are in keeping with the state's vision to renovate the Honolulu Airport, said Rod Haraga, departing director of the Hawaii Department of Transportation.
HMSHost operates in more than 100 airport locations around the globe, including 19 of the 20 busiest airports in North America. HMSHost has annual sales exceeding $2 billion and employs more than 26,000 workers worldwide. Autogrill, which also operates at train stations and other high-traffic locations, earned $2.18 billion from its airport concessions last year and $4 billion companywide in 30 countries.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.