SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has scooped two of the top prizes at the prestigious Moodie FAB awards. Organised by leading business-to-business publisher and information provider The Moodie Davitt Report, the awards recognise the best of the food and beverage business at the finest airports and rail stations across the world.
SSP’s Wine and View at Helsinki Airport was named Airport Wine Bar of the Year. Recently refurbished in a contemporary yet welcoming new style, the wine bar has been a favourite with passengers at this world-class airport since it first opened its doors 2008. It serves a selection of the most revered wines and vintages from both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ worlds, most of which are available by the glass.
For the second time, Le Train Bleu at Paris Gare de Lyon took home the award for Individual Food and Beverage Offer of the Year in a Rail Station. This spectacularly beautiful restaurant offers passengers a taste of travel in a more elegant era. Heavily gilded and frescoed walls act as the perfect backdrop to a menu inspired by the traditions of classic French cuisine.
Commenting on the win, group director of strategic client relationships and CEO of SSP Nordics and Spain Nick Inkster said: ‘We are delighted that this excellent wine bar and land-mark restaurant have been recognised as the best of some truly outstanding nominees. Our teams have worked really hard to ensure that standards are constantly high not just in the run up to the awards, but over many years.’
Copenhagen Airport, where SSP is the predominant operator, was named Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year.
The first FAB Awards were hosted by Manchester Airport in 2011. The 2016 event was held in Geneva and the awards attracted a record 275 entries.