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  • Areas, Total and Vinci Autoroutes inaugurate new-generation motorway service plaza at the gates of Paris

    After two years of transformation work, the new Limours-Janvry rest area is to be inaugurated by Areas, Total and Vinci Autoroutes today. Located just before the Saint-Arnoult toll-gate (Yvelines) on the south-bound stretch of the A10 Paris-Bordeaux motorway, the new rest area offers a harmonious blend of modernity and environment making it a place where motorists and road-transport professionals alike can stop a while and enjoy a memorable break before continuing on their way.

  • Areas strengthens its position at Malaga airport with seven new points of sale

    Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has been awarded seven new points of sale for eight years at Malaga airport, the fourth airport in Spain in terms of traffic with 18.6 million passengers each year. These new points of sale add to the two that Areas already managed in Malaga, where it has been present since 2009.

  • Second season of Opération Culin’Aires

    As of July 2, 2018, travelers dining at any of the 160 self-service restaurants and sandwich bars on the French motorway network which are taking part in the operation will be able to discover the latest recipes of renowned French chef Marc Veyrat.

  • With The French Taste, Areas offers Guy Martin’s latest table to travelers at Paris Aéroport

    Because each trip allows travelers to savor rich, culinary experiences, Areas and Paris Aéroport are convinced that gastronomy has a major role to play in airports. Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has thus renewed its collaboration with master chef Guy Martin to offer travelers passing through Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport a trendy “bistronomic” table which blends traditional French bistro cooking with gourmet cuisine at The French Taste restaurant.

  • Areas rolls out its click & collect service for Viparis at Paris expo Porte de Versailles

    For the Vivatech fair which will be held from May 24 to 26 at the Paris exhibition park at Porte de Versailles, Areas is offering visitors and exhibitors its Wiiish smartphone click & collect and click & deliver app services. With this application, Areas has created the first online meal order system in the French concession catering business.

  • Play an active role in your career with Elior Group: an employer of choice who hires and commits

    Elior Group currently ranks among the top ten companies that recruit. With around 53,000 employees in France, the Group is looking to take on another 8,000 staff members in 2018, including kitchen staff, restaurant managers and site directors for its three brands: Areas, Elior France and Elior Services. To this end, Elior Group today launches #LeJobQueJeVeux to give insight into what the Group's business lines actually involve, as well as its mutual employer/employee commitments.

  • Areas brings the Dutch La Place catering concept to France

    In its quest to provide travelers innovative culinary experiences, Areas has set itself a goal to discover new catering concepts that are popular in their country of origin and bring them to France. With the Dutch La Place catering concept, Areas is looking to offer a new, up-scale alternative in transport hubs that is based on a solid concept and an original offering: fresh, raw, in-season produce that is chosen from the food stalls by consumers and prepared on-the-spot right in front of their eyes.

  • Areas, Autogrill, Sighor and SSP team up with top chef Marc Veyrat to design a unique culinary experience for motorway restaurants: Culin’Aires

    The companies Areas, Autogrill, Sighor and SSP have decided to pool their expertise in travel catering for an ambitious collaborative project offering travelers a culinary experience on the road featuring gourmet dishes based on local, natural produce and created by renowned French chef Marc Veyrat. For Areas, Autogrill, Sighor and SSP, Culin’Aires underscores their expertise as caterers and promotes their initiatives and goals to foster healthy eating.

  • Areas renews contract with Fira de Barcelona to provide catering services for its exhibition centers and the Palau de Congressos

    Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has been awarded the contract to manage 16 points of sale for Fira de Barcelona (for whom it has been providing catering services for 12 years), and the catering for the Palau de Congressos in Barcelona. The contract, whose initial three-year term could be extended to five, covers 4,000 m² in the Montjuïc and Gran Vía exhibition centers.

  • Areas has become the principal retail operator at Barcelona-El Prat airport

    Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has won a catering contract to manage 15 new points of sale at Barcelona-El Prat airport, the second busiest airport in Spain, and the seventh in Europe, following the tender process held by Aena. Already present at the El Prat airport with 14 points of sale, Areas has increased its presence and become the principal retail operator at the airport with a total of 29 points of sale.

  • Groupe Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs renews confidence in Areas’ catering solutions for its Center Parcs holiday villages in France and Germany

    Within the context of its program to transform and develop its Center Parcs holiday villages, Groupe Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs has renewed its 2010 catering contract with Areas, the global travel and leisure catering brand of Elior Group. This 14-year contract now covers the management of catering activities and food outlets of all existing Center Parcs sites in France and Germany, as well as projects under development.

  • Areas strengthens foothold in Mexico with contract for 10 new points of sale at Guadalajara Airport

    Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has won a 5-year catering contract to manage 10 restaurants at Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico. Scheduled to open in summer 2018, these points of sale round out Areas’ current catering offer at the Mexican airport, which comprises 8 restaurants and 13 stores.

  • Areas accompanies modernization of Toulouse-Blagnac airport with a revamped catering offering

    With the renewal of concessions for eight of its catering venues, Areas has consolidated its position as the leading caterer at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, the fifth largest air transport hub in France and the only French representative to feature among the top-20 of the best airports in the world for the quality of its services . This eight-year contract is part of the airport's far-reaching modernization project and involves a range of innovative catering concepts offering a combination of local and internationally renowned brands.

  • Areas opens two new points of sale at Denmark's Copenhagen Airport

    After opening its first point of sale in Denmark in March, Areas has reinforced its positions in Copenhagen Airport (CPH) which was twice voted Best Airport in the World for its catering services. Areas, the international travel catering brand of Elior Group, has just carried off the contract to manage two new catering points of sale, a 42 RAW restaurant and a Bar Jacobsen that offer innovative culinary experiences to the 26 million travelers who pass through CPH every year.

  • Areas wins 10th international airport catering concession in the US at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

    Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, announces that it has been awarded a 10-year catering concession contract to manage 15 restaurants at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Together with AERO Service Group and Innovative Retail Group, Areas has designed an innovative catering offering based on a balanced mix of internationally renowned brands and emblematic regional chains that promote local cuisine.

  • When Parisians dine out: a true love affair… …albeit punctuated with a few clichés!

    Areas, the caterer of choice in Parisian railway stations and airports, and prestigious caterer for the capital’s Ciel de Paris and Maison de l’Amérique Latine restaurants, today published the results of a survey conducted by the BVA research institute on Parisians' habits when it comes to dining out. To get greater insight into what makes the capital’s pleasure-seeking consumers tick and gain a better understanding of their tastes and restaurant-going habits, Areas examined the subject from every angle: restaurant location, atmosphere, price, meal content, etc.

  • Areas and Viparis unveil new variation of the PAUL brand at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition park

    After the opening of the Maison Pradier kiosk last December and a McDonald's restaurant in June this year, the transformation of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition park continues with the inauguration of the PAUL innovation café.
    A unique concept in terms of its singular, pared down design, the PAUL innovation café is equipped with its own kneader and bakery, offers city consumers a new range of breads and pastries seven days a week, and supplies all PAUL points of sale in the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition park.

  • Areas and Gulli launch Arche Mission Zoo, the game that makes holiday traveling fun and instructive

    Areas, the leading motorway catering operator in France with 110 motorway service plazas under management, announces the launch of Arche Mission Zoo: a game, created in partnership with Gulli, which plunges children into an augmented reality adventure in the heart of the African savannah. This game is in line with Areas' mission to offer innovative experiences that encourage travelers on the road to take a break, not just because they have to, but because they want to.

  • Areas carries off best wine bar prize with 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.

  • Super Wild Coffee: Areas’ new coffee shop brand

    Areas, the international travel catering brand of Elior Group, announces the launch of its new coffee shop concept, Super Wild Coffee. Characterized by its offbeat, comical image and industrial, cosy design, the new brand proposes a range of rich, gourmet snacks and fresh, aromatic drinks; a concept that blends the spirit of the classical coffee shop with demands of travelers on the go in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

  • Areas opens RETREAT brand point of sale at Copenhagen Airport

    Areas, the international travel catering brand of Elior Group, has teamed up with the RETREAT brand to offer a new culinary concept at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), which, for the second year running, was voted Best Airport in the World in 2016 for its catering services. With this new local catering chain, inspired by Real Food Fast, Areas is helping Copenhagen Airport achieve its goal to create unique culinary experiences to suit the tastes of Danish and international travelers.

  • Areas teams up with Moulinot to recover its waste generated at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center

    Areas, the global concession catering travel and leisure brand of Elior Group has teamed up with Moulinot to ensure the collection, management and recovery of the 300 tons of waste it generates annually at its catering sites at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris. Through this partnership, Areas is looking to recover 50% of its waste by April 2017.

  • Areas teams up with Awadac to deploy its first connected tables at the Montpellier Saint-Roch railway station

    Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has teamed up with Awadac, a start-up specialized in connected furniture solutions, to deploy digital tables in its restaurants. Areas has been testing a pilot version of the solution in the Agora brasserie in the Montpellier Saint-Roch railway station since January 16, 2017.

  • As part of the transformation of Paris expo Porte de Versailles, Viparis announces updated food offerings designed by Areas

    On December 15, 2016, Viparis announced that it had awarded a new contract to Areas to redesign the food service offerings at Paris expo Porte de Versailles. This partnership perfectly reflects Viparis's "Guest Attitude" policy, which aims to offer the best service per square meter.