July 14 2021  |  Industry News

HMSHost opens first stores at new Manchester terminal

By Wendy Morley

HMSHost International has announced the opening of the company’s first stores today at Manchester Airport, the UK’s third-largest airport. Already opened in the departures area of the new “super terminal are: Amber Alehouse, in partnership with local brewers Seven Bro7hers, along with global favourite KFC.

Opening soon will be local Pot Kettle Black, British favourite Wrapchic and HMSHost’s own VIT.

In keeping with the sense of place, Manchester’s Pot Kettle Black is a local cult favourite

Many of these offerings will reflect the strong sense of place the new terminal seeks to cultivate as part of its £1bn transformation.

Opening soon will be British favourite Wrapchic

“After such a tough season for our industry, and with so much uncertainty, we are enormously proud to see our new stores opening in the new Manchester Airport Terminal, and overjoyed to serve our first guests there today. As long-term partners of Manchester Airport Group, we believe we have created a memorable and guest-focused experience together, and are confident in the success of the new Terminal.” said Sytze van der Aa, Regional Managing Director Europe HMSHost International.

Amber Alehouse has already opened, in partnership with local brewers Seven Bro7hers

Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Karen Smart, said: “HMSHost are a valuable partner and it is fantastic to have them on board as we open our newly-expanded Terminal Two, a major milestone in the history of our airport. HMSHost’s outlets will include a mix of household names and restaurants with a more local flavour, such as the Amber Alehouse and Pot Kettle Black. We are sure customers will be thrilled with the variety and quality of what is on offer.”

Through HMSHost UK, the company has been serving guests at Manchester Airport with the signature HMSHost attention for more than ten years. The five new stores at the new terminal boost the company’s presence in Manchester Airport to 12 stores.

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