SSP Group plc opens state-of-the-art conference centre in Düsseldorf Airport

SSP Group plc opens state-of-the-art conference centre in Düsseldorf Airport


London, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP Group plc, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has partnered with Düsseldorf Airport to open a state-of-the-art conference centre in the heart of the airport.

The new conference centre DUSconference plus was officially opened on 10thMay. It is operated by SSP who were awarded the contract last year for the conference centre, along with a deal to open eight food and beverage units at the airport.

Dr. Jan-Henrik Andersson, CCO of SSP DACH said: “We are delighted that SSP and Düsseldorf Airport have partnered to open this brand new state-of-the-art conference centre. Its modern infrastructure and unique configuration makes it an ideal location for meetings or for conferences. We have already received a great number of bookings which shows the high demand for work spaces and meeting rooms with a direct connection to the airport.”

DUSconference plus spans approximately 3,000 square metres and has a range of business-friendly facilities from individual workstations, small meeting rooms, to board rooms and large conference spaces.

Individual workstations that allow travellers to carry on with business in a work-conducive calm environment away from the bustle of the main airport can be booked in advance. ‘Think tank’ meeting rooms offer space for small group meetings without the need to book, making them perfectly tailored to those working on the move. There are also 15 boardrooms available for up to 12 people, each with a view of the runway. For larger meetings or events the convention centre offers 10 conference rooms with space for up to 320 people. In addition to these workspaces, DUSconference plus’ business lounge is the perfect place to meet in a more relaxed atmosphere.

The conference centre’s location within the airport makes it the ideal venue for visitors arriving by plane, with just a short walk from the gates to the conference room. The airport also has excellent local and long distance railway connections as well as a nearby motorway network, ample parking and various hotels in close proximity for longer stays.

Guests of the DUSconference plus will also be able to enjoy a wide range of food options. In addition to a diverse range of self-service snacks in the foyer, guests in the board and conference rooms can choose from a selection of diverse brands from the SSP portfolio from fine pastry goods from the French Boulangerie Épi to creations from the famous TV chefs Tim Mälzer and Jamie Oliver served in the Hausmann’s and Jamie’s Deli.

“The DUSconference plus conference centre will provide a solution for the modern way of working,” said Thomas Schnalke, chairman of the management board of Düsseldorf Airport. “This 2.5-million-euro investment is situated amidst the Rhine-Ruhr region, the third strongest economic region in Europe and is an ideal place for national and international conferences.”

As one of the main operators at Düsseldorf Airport, SSP has now opened seven new gastronomic units since the beginning of 2017, ranging from internationally recognised brands such as KFC to concepts designed exclusively for the airport such as the oriental Mosaic.

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SSP Group opens new Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport

SSP Group opens new Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport


LONDON, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP Group plc, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport. The restaurant, situated at Gate A, has been created by Patrick Rüther and star chef Tim Mälzer, who travelled to Dusseldorf to celebrate the restaurant’s grand opening.

As the German word Hausmann’s (which means ‘plain fare’) implies, travellers can expect home-style German cuisine that is honest and authentic, but with a contemporary twist.

SSP has signed a lease for seven years with Dusseldorf Airport and is set to open six more food and beverage units in 2017 with a further unit to follow in 2019. The company expects a total annual turnover of 112 million euros over the contractual period, and will employ 174 people.

With Hausmann’s, Rüther and Mälzer wanted to bring a ‘cosy, homespun vibe’ to Duesseldorf airport, which is encapsulated by the traditional home cooked German fare through to the oak-wood and vintage interior. Hausman’s motto, is to serve the best German cuisine at any time of day, from breakfast of fruits, sandwiches, and smoothies as well as savoury lunchtime classics such as roasted chicken or knuckle of veal, and an after work craft beer. Regional and sustainably produced ingredients are used across the menu.

Thomas Schnalke, chairman of the management board Dusseldorf Airport, said: “We are very happy that Patrick Rüther and Tim Mälzer chose our airport in which to open their second restaurant in Dusseldorf.  Hausmann’s provides our passengers with another fantastic gastronomy option. Our passengers should always feel comfortable here, that is why we work continuously with strong partners like SSP to offer an individual, modern and wide range of services that respond to the demands of our rapidly changing airline world. Hausmann’s is a very good example of how airport restaurants of the future will look like.“

”Together with Patrick Rüther and Tim Mälzer, we have perfectly integrated the Hausmann’s concept, not only with the experience at the Dusseldorf  airport, but also with the travellers’ demands. Guests from all over the world can experience a first-class, regional and creative culinary service, no matter how much time they have, whether that’s five or fifty minutes,“ said Cornelius Everke, CEO SSP DACH & FRABEL.

The new airport restaurant, measuring approximately 400 square metres, is very similar to its namesakes in the old town of Dusseldorf. A combination of vintage and modern elements, oak-wood and steel, artwork and industrial lighting above the tables creates an informal and urban atmosphere.

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