SSP Group plc, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new bar as part of a redevelopment at Bremen Airport (BRE), Europe’s fastest departure airport. The bar, situated at the airport’s new Smart Departure Gate, offers travellers an authentic taste of the region.
At compact airports such as Bremen, distances are shorter and processing times quicker, allowing passengers more time to linger and relax. SSP’s new Roland bar provides a great location for travellers to do just that. With warm shades, quality materials such as solid timber, leather and copper, and a nod to traditional brewing, the bar offers an authentic local experience.
Beer is most certainly the star of the show. Guests at Roland can look forward enjoying not only to the local brew Beck’s, but also to a variety of craft beers, served up with regional snacks Franzbroetchen or international options such as panini.
New CCO for SSP Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Dr Jan Henrik Andersson comments; ‘As a long-standing partner of Bremen Airport, we wanted to offer a new, forward-looking and urbane gastronomy experience, whilst still very much reflecting the traditions of the region. Guests at Roland can enjoy their favourite international beer, or, alternatively, a regional speciality, as well as hearty snacks and bar food, all in a comfortable setting. We’re confident that travellers will visit time and time again.’
After the modernisation, Florian Kruse, Chief Commercial Officer of Flughafen Bremen GmbH, also sees the improved service and experience as an opportunity to further boost the positive image of Bremen Airport.
He commented; ‘The Smart Departure Gate opening is another moment to be celebrated following the conversion work and the introduction of our new brand image. It is our way of taking into account the airport’s continued growth and its significance as a pillar of the regional economy. We are now offering passengers an airside area in which they can feel at home before a flight to one of 20 international destinations. We are especially delighted to have SSP as a long-standing, reliable partner and foodservice specialist who admirably reconciles international expertise with a local grounding and who understands our vision for the future. With its Roland beer bar, SSP offers travellers authentic Bremen hospitality combined with international flair.’
SSP already operates bakery concept Kamps Backstube and a bar called Time Out at the airport.
With a presence in airports in over 30 countries globally, SSP is able to offer innovative restaurant and bar concepts in both major airports and smaller regional airports such as Bremen that reflect the best of the region’s culture and cuisine.
As the former CSO of Metro Cash & Carry Eastern Europe at Metro AG, Andersson is a food industry expert and says he is delighted to be utilising his knowledge and experience in the fast-growing travel sector.