Areas carries off best wine bar prize with Ferrari Spazio Bollicine

Ferrari Spazio Bollicine

Areas, the international travel catering brand of Elior Group, has made its mark by winning the Best Airport Wine Bar of the Year prize at the prestigious 2017 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards for its Ferrari Spazio Bollicine catering outlets in the Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports. Organized by The Moodie Davitt Report and The Foodie Report, these "Oscars" of airport catering are the most important event of the year in the sector. The jury also awarded Areas two prizes for its customer satisfaction program.

The Ferrari Spazio Bollicine wine bar concept combines the pleasure of tasting the finest sparkling Italian wines and a wide range of culinary delights to give travelers the opportunity of enjoying the unique experience of savoring an Italian aperitif. The outlets in the wine-bar network draw their strength from the partnership between Ferrari Trento, the leading producer of metodo classico in Italy, and Areas, which has selected a gastronomic menu designed by renowned Michelin 2-star chef Alfio Ghezzi. In addition to receiving the Best Airport Wine Bar of the Year award, the catering concept was named Regional Winner (Europe) in the same category.

In the Customer Service Initiative of the Year category, the FAB Awards jury also designated Areas' customer satisfaction program Regional Winner (Europe) and gave it a high recommendation in the same category. Areas has launched an ambitious strategy for 2020 focused on improving customer experience to increase satisfaction and recommendations. To achieve this, the brand has implemented various digital initiatives in all of its regional markets of operation.

In 2016, Areas’ gastronomic restaurant, I Love Paris by Guy Martin, situated in Hall L of terminal 2E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle received first prize in the “Airport Chef-Led/Fine Dining of the Year” category.