SPAIN. Areas is refreshing its food & beverage offering at Ibiza Airport after winning an eight-year contract renewal.
The travel catering and retail company will now operate brands Deli&Cia, Paul, StrEAT (featuring Rossosapore, Kirei by Kabuki, Can Terra and La Mediterránea) and SantaGloria/The Market in a concessions space of more than 10,700sq ft.
Areas has been present at Ibiza since 2004 and has also had its vending machine management contract at the airport renewed for a further five years.
The updated F&B offering combines local favourites with national and international names, according to Areas.
“This revamp shores up Areas’ commitment to Ibiza Airport and responds to the company’s decision to drive quality concepts and offer the best experience in all the airports where it operates,” said Areas CEO for Spain, Portugal and Latin America Oscar Vela. “It is a balanced, quality offering that blends innovative concepts, tailored to travellers and prevailing in large cities, and recognised by international customers as well as people from Ibiza.”
Areas said it would focus on implementing new technologies to enhance the passenger experience. It will offer a click & collect service, a digital menu for placing orders over a smartphone and collecting them from the pick-up area, telecommand services, and vibrating alerts to reduce order-placement and waiting times.
Deli&Cia is an airport-exclusive concept created by Areas and will be located in a 1,064sq ft space at Ibiza. It will offer a “natural range” of products covering sandwiches, bagels, wraps, and hot and cold baguettes based on Mediterranean recipes, as well as fresh salads and contemporary products.
Areas has so far opened 16 Deli&Cia outlets in six different countries with new launches planned for Spain, Italy, France, and the USA.
Coffee & bakery concept SantaGloria will offer coffee, chocolate drinks, and tea, as well as sweet and savoury options. It will be located next to multi-store The Market, which will feature a range of newspapers and magazines, books, gifts, and souvenirs, along with convenience food and regional delicacies.
French bakery chain Paul will feature in a 2,100sq ft space, offering a range of sandwiches and other items.
StrEAT will integrate four different spaces inspired by the street-food trend in a 5,600sq ft area. Pastelería Mediterránea is a local favourite with two specialised confectionery and pastry outlets on the island. Can Terra has outlets in downtown Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca and is known for its meat, pinchos (morsels of food on skewers), and tapas.
Japanese restaurant Kirei by Kabuki and Neapolitan restaurant Rossosapore complete the StrEAT line-up.
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