June 29 2022  |  Airline & Terminal News

HMSHost to add new outlets at BLR

By Rick Lundstrom

Giraffe is a well-known family restaurant

HMSHost International is strengthening its presence in India with the addition of 14 new stores at the newly developed Terminal in a Garden, T2, and 10 new stores in T1, at Bangalore International Airport Limited’s (BIAL’s) Kempegowda International Airport (BLR Airport), Bengaluru.

Together, these tender wins strengthen the company’s footprint at the airport to a total of more than 30 stores.

In Terminal 1, Jones the Grocer is opening a new grab and go concept, Jones Express. Travelers through T1 can expect to enjoy a new entry of the Asian sit down restaurant P.F. Chang’s, the family restaurant Giraffe, plus global favorite KFC, urban bar Brew’d, Art deco inspired Indian bistro Chef’s Talkie, botanical bar The Beer Plot and revamped versions of South Indian restaurants Tiffin Express and Tiffin Centre.

The Beer Plot in Terminal 1 at BLR

All restaurants in Terminal 2 are complementary to the ‘Terminal in a Garden’ vision of BLR International Airport in design, menu execution and storytelling. The selection of brands – to be announced later – showcase Bengaluru as the tech capital of the region while highlighting a commitment to sustainability through the use of re-used and sustainable materials in construction.

The new contract wins boost the footprint of HMSHost International to a total of more than 30 stores at BLR Airport. With this expansion, HMSHost India operates more than 100 stores across several key locations including Hyderabad and Delhi Airports, Secunderabad Train Station and a selection of shopping malls.

“With our partnership with HMSHost International, we aim to offer passengers unrivalled food and beverage options and an ecofriendly dining experience,” said Kenneth Guldbjerg, BIAL’s Chief Commercial Officer. “It is truly exciting for us to bring some of the most successful international F&B brands for the first time to India and the city of Bengaluru, but at the same time highlighting our commitment to sustainability by banning the use of single-use plastics and encouraging sustainable materials in the construction of all our outlets.”