CHICAGO, IL –Chute Gerdeman worked with HMSHost to design a new destination for airport travelers. With an elegant approach to dining, Bubbles Wine Bar features boutique beers and sparkling wines together with sushi roll pairings.
Located in Chicago O’Hare’s terminal 3, this stylish, relaxing wine bar offers travelers a grand piano for live music, comfortable seating, globe lights and low-lit, blue light emanating from beneath the bar.
First introduced by HMSHost at Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport and named by Executive Life magazine as one of the “chic-est airport bars,” Bubbles has now crossed the Atlantic to become one of the newest treasures of U.S. domestic airports.
Passengers will be able to enjoy the soothing sounds of piano music and make song requests of pianists when available; however, the piano music won’t end when the pianist’s shift does. Self-playing pianos with more than 2,000 songs will entertain passengers at both wine bars, giving travelers a chance to relax and unwind.
Chute Gerdeman (CG) is an award-winning strategic brand and design firm. Founded in 1989 by visionary leaders Elle Chute and Denny Gerdeman, CG has grown into a multi-disciplinary brand experience company with a global presence. Known for creating unforgettable environments, compelling communications and innovative business strategies, CG connects client, customer and brand. Guided by consumer insights, creative innovation and proven results, CG delivers unique solutions that best communicate clients’ brand and spirit. The firm’s core capabilities include intelligence, brand, design and implementation with expertise across a wide range of retail, restaurant, service provider and CPG brands. The firm’s client list includes: Bob Evans, Checkers, Domino’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Einstein Bros. Cafe, Jimmy John’s, KFC (Japan), M&M’S/Mars, Pick Up Stix, Sheetz and Target. With more than 150 awards, including four “Store of the Year” awards, the firm has become one of the most respected design firms in the industry.
HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.5 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €5.7 billion in 2010, the Group operates in 35 countries and employs some 62,000 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information and find us on Facebook at HMSHost Making the Traveler’s Day Better.