The FINANCIAL — SSP UK, one of the leading operators of food and drink concessions in travel locations, has partnered with Italian drinks brand Bottega to open a new Bottega Prosecco Bar at Birmingham Airport.
The new outlet brings the atmosphere and ambiance of a typical Venetian Bacaro bar to the international traveller, according to Birmingham Airport.
Deeply rooted in the Italian tradition of fine wine and food, Bottega Prosecco Bar offers a broad selection of wines, along with traditional finger food and specialties, that can be enjoyed all day in a relaxed environment. The bar at Birmingham features a selection of dishes popular with airport passengers, given an Italian twist. It also features an Italian breakfast menu to meet the needs of travellers at all times of the day.
Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK & Ireland, added, ““We are delighted to be working with Bottega, which is a wonderful premium brand and a great addition to our portfolio. This is definitely prosecco’s time, and this new bar is completely on trend. We are certain that it will be a fantastic addition for all our customers at Birmingham Airport.”
Sandro Bottega, owner and managing director of Bottega, adds: “This concept, which aims to promote and enhance the reputation of our country in the enological and gastronomic fields, reflects the core values of Bottega SpA. At Bottega we advocate the importance of a healthy lifestyle, based on varied and unsophisticated food, which is innate in the Mediterranean diet. We also believe in the pairing of food and drink, which is why we have created our own food and wine combinations. I am particularly delighted to partner withSSP, whose knowledge and experience in the airport market and knowledge of the travelling consumer will I’m sure help to ensure the success of this new venture.”
Richard Gill, Acting Commercial Director of Birmingham Airport said: “We are delighted to have worked with the SSP and Bottega teams to open the first Bottega Prosecco Bar in a UK airport. This brings something very different to the choice of food and beverage within the airport and will further ensure our passengers have a great experience whilst travelling through Birmingham Airport.”
The bar is the eleventh Bottega has opened worldwide. The Bottega Prosecco Bar made its debut on-board the Viking Line “Cinderella” cruise ship in 2014 and Bottega has since opened variations of the popular concept in locations around the globe including the Seychelles, Abu Dhabi and Milan.