Paradies Lagardère Recently Recognized for Excellence by MarketPlace Development

Paradies Lagardère Recently Recognized for Excellence by MarketPlace Development

New Food and Beverage and Specialty Retail concepts at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport receive awards

Atlanta – Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, received awards for several of its Food and Beverage and Specialty Retail concepts at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

MarketPlace Development, the concessions program manager at Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), held an event for its Concessions Excellence Award winners for 2016. U Street Pub, a recently opened concept, was recognized for top Merchant of the Year for its design, customer service and innovative menu. In addition to U Street Pub, Paradies Lagardère operates several other food and beverage concepts at the airport, making it the largest restaurateur at DCA.

U Street is a commercial and residential neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. Over the last decade, the historic U Street Corridor has steadily increased in popularity with nine streets of shops, restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and music venues. There are places for people to grab a quick bite, have a drink, and soak in the history U Street exudes. U Street Pub at DCA will provide the same relaxed atmosphere, a respite where travelers can unwind with a cold pint and a selection from the unique menu.

SPANX and Say Si Bon! also received awards for retail operations excellence and customer service. SPANX, an exclusive Paradies Lagardère partner, has become a fashion essential for women and men everywhere and offers more than 200 products. Say Si Bon! offers a European market atmosphere with freshly-made gourmet sandwiches, salads and a unique specialty snack selection. 

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MarketPlace Development develops and manages airport retail programs across the country.  A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at LaGuardia Airport – Terminal B, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport, and has also worked with numerous airports and airlines across the country. Visit www.marketplacedevelopment.com for more information.