Bottega Prosecco Bar has been honoured with the Airport Bar of the Year award at the Drinks International Travel Retail Awards 2018.
Bottega Prosecco Bar, which launched at Birmingham Airport in March, saw food and beverage operator SSP Group PLC partner with premium Italian drinks brand Bottega to bring the atmosphere and ambience of a Venetian Bacaro bar to international travellers. The bar offers a broad selection of fine wine and food that can be enjoyed all day in a relaxed environment, and includes a breakfast menu, specialities and popular dishes with an Italian twist.
Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK & Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to have won this important award from Drinks International. This success reflects not only our great partnership with Bottega but also the strength of our brand portfolio. The concept has been incredibly well-received by passengers travelling through Birmingham Airport.”
Sandro Bottega, owner and Managing Director at Bottega, commented: “We are delighted to have won this award, which reflects the appreciation of British and global consumers for prosecco and its culinary tradition made of simplicity, genuineness and taste. We are grateful to SSP for having interpreted our concept of quality and service in the best possible way, and to Birmingham Airport for believing in the project and support its development.”
Richard Gill, Acting Commercial Director at Birmingham Airport commented: “The arrival of the Bottega Prosecco Bar at Birmingham Airport is a fantastic addition to our catering offer. We are always looking at ways to improve our bars and restaurants, ensuring our passengers have a wide range of choice whilst they are at the Airport.
“The Bottega Prosecco Bar launched earlier this year and we have welcomed passengers far and wide to enjoy the world-renowned Bottega brand. Winning the award for Airport Bar of the Year is just testament to how high customer demand is for a premium bar at Birmingham Airport. We would like to congratulate the Bottega team for winning the award and wish them every success for the future.”