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Kerry Hassen, Delaware North Companies
Contract extension results in new concepts for the airport's customers.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 3, 2008) - Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, one of the world's leading airport food and retail providers, announced renovation completions at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The renovation project began in February of 2007 after the company inked a seven-year extension with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department.
Through the renovations, Delaware North introduces five new fresh and exciting concepts for travelers at the airport. These include an Ocotillo Sun restaurant, Round Table Pizza, Phoenix All Stars bar, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Paradise Bakery & Café.
Ocotillo Sun, a casual dining and family restaurant opened in June of 2007 in a pre-security section of the airport. That same month, Round Table Pizza opened in the main concourse of the aiport.
Delaware North opened Phoenix All Stars Sports Bar in November 2007, a local concept which received inspiration from other sports bars operated by the company.
Renovations and enhancements continued into 2008 with the opening of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Paradise Bakery & Café in January of 2008.
"One of our core philosophies at Travel Hospitality Services is to provide travelers with a wide array of choices so they can select the tastes and flavors they enjoy," said Travel Hospitality Services president Matt King. "We've put that into action at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and believe these new renovations add to the guest experience at the airport."
Delaware North has managed food and retail at the airport since 1986 and these new concepts replaced previous Delaware North operations. All operations can be found in the airport's Terminal Two.
Delaware North Companies is a global leader in food service and hospitality with operations at Wembley Stadium in the UK, Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Yosemite National Park. The company's Travel Hospitality Services division operates at more than two-dozen airports worldwide including Los Angeles International Airport, Detroit Metro Airport and Melbourne Airport in Australia.
About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, is one of the nation's leading airport food service and retail companies, operating 300 restaurants and retail outlets in more than 25 airports worldwide, and serving more than 350 million customers each year. The GuestPath® customer service training program ensures that all Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services associates embody the company's vision of "Providing Care and Comfort to People Away from Home."
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden, Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.