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Delaware North Companies
New concept features beers from the oldest microbrewery in Colorado
BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 11, 2008) - Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, one of the world's leading airport food and retail providers, opened Boulder Beer in Denver International Airport on Thursday, July 31. The concept features beers from the oldest microbrewery in Colorado.
Boulder Beer Company was founded in 1979 when two Colorado University professors applied for and received the 43rd brewing license in the United States. At that time, it was Colorado's first and only microbrewery. Today, the brewery is still located in Boulder, CO and produces some of the most flavorful beer in the world.
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services believes adding the iconic Boulder Brew Company to the airport will help travelers identify with Denver and the Colorado culture. Delaware North has developed the Gateway Concept which works to use the airport experiences to introduce guests to a new region or simply welcome travelers home with local color not found elsewhere. Introducing the Boulder Beer Company for Denver International Airport is tangible evidence of this innovative concept.
"We're passionate about the cities and airports we operate within worldwide and we work hard to find concepts which embody their culture," said Matt King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. "Opening a concept like Boulder Beer Company in Denver is how we go about achieving that goal."
Delaware North Companies is a global leader in food service and hospitality with operations at such places as Wembley Stadium in the UK, Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Yosemite National Park. The company's Travel Hospitality Services division operates at over 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.