• Awards recognize travel food and beverage teams and outlets
  • Areas’ StrEAT wins “Airport Restaurant Design of the Year”
  • ‘Areas for Change’ ESG strategy and ‘Areas for Change Challenge’ win “Airport Sustainability & Environmental Initiative of the Year”


Barcelona, June 28, 2024

Areas, the travel food and beverage leader based in Barcelona, took home nine awards at the latest edition of the prestigious FAB Awards 2024, held in Ontario, California (USA). The awards have been organized every year since 2011 to reward travel channel stakeholders.

Competing against other nominees, the FAB Awards’ panel of leading professionals from the airport industry gave Areas awards across nine categories. Specifically, the organization singled out:

FAB Concept Winners:

  • StrEAT – “Airport Restaurant Design of the Year”
  • La Place – “Airport Health-Centered Offer of the Year”
  • Sabores México – “Airport Food & Beverage Campaign of the Year”
  • Pizza Flor – “Airport New Food & Beverage Opening of the Year”
  • Antonino – Il banco di Cannavacciuolo – “Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year”
  • ‘Areas for Change’ and ‘Areas for Change Challenge’ – “Airport Sustainability & Environmental Initiative of the Year”
  • Avios – “Airport Food & Beverage Campaign of the Year”

FAB Superstar Winners:

  • Fábio Nunes, Pizza Hut Manager, Faro International Airport, “Star Individual Europe: Front of House”
  • Daniela Solis, General Manager F&B, Guadalajara Airport, “Star Individual Americas: Front of House”

Areas USA chief executive Carlos Bernal took part in the “Defense of Diversity Panel” event as part of the ceremony, explaining how the company promotes a leadership style that values people above all and the way that generational diversity, gender and special and multicultural needs within Areas are a core plank in providing each traveler a unique experience.

Winning these nine awards shores up Areas’ commitment to innovation and constant reinvention to offer customers the best travel experience possible.


FAB Awards

The FAB Awards, organized by The Moodie Davitt Report, are dedicated to the airport F&B sector. Since launching, they have grown into a key global event for a constantly evolving industry, setting out challenges, opportunities, and aspirations. Every year they bring together senior airport executives and travel retail operators from around the world, along with different industry partners.


About Areas

International leader in food&beverage and travel retail. With presence in 10 countries, the company manages more than 2,000 restaurants and stores in Europe and America.

With a team of 20,000 people and locations in the main transport hubs in the world (airports, train stations, travel plazas in highways), as well as leisure parks, Areas provides service to more than 350 million customers every year.

Founded in 1968 in Barcelona, Areas is committed to offering high quality services to travelers. Since then, Areas has become a global benchmark operator in the industry, with a deep knowledge of the travelers’ needs and the widest range of restaurant concepts in the market.


Press contacts – Roman

Víctor Palacio: v.palacio@romanrm.com  +34 677 782 370

Magdalena Guiroy: m.guiroy@romanrm.com +34 626 496 168


July 8, 2024
Press release