Travel F&B operator SSP has been chosen by Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport to develop eight F&B units.

The units will be located in the Caribbean airport’s newly renovated space, which will feature a new indoor terrace as well as an outdoor food court. SSP has developed the units with concepts tailored specifically to Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport, promoting the region’s local flavours and the culture of the archipelago.

The Rhumba restaurant will feature local rums, original cocktails, and aperitifs, and has been designed to offer a true Guadeloupean experience. For passengers wanting to take an even deeper dive into Guadeloupean culture, the Place Créole food court will offer Guadeloupean street food against a backdrop of art by local artists.

For those wanting a more formal dining experience, SSP has developed the new Bleu Caraïbe restaurant with award-winning chef Jimmy Bibrac (affectionately nicknamed ‘the pride of Guadeloupe’). At the restaurant, guests can enjoy a menu that pays tribute to the island's culinary heritage through bold flavours and fresh, local ingredients.

SSP has also introduced Comptoirs de l'île, which blends traditional French and Creole flavours in its sandwiches and snacks. Appealing to passengers on the go, SSP is bringing a selection of national and international brands such as Carrefour Express and Starbucks to the airport.

Alain Bièvre, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Société Aéroportuaire Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes, said: "We are very happy to see SSP Group bring its expertise to Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport. The consultation process was carefully prepared, and the offers meticulously analysed by our teams in order to select the most exciting, qualitative and competitive proposal. The innovative concepts proposed by SSP will really change the face of the airport and significantly improve the food and beverage offering at Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes.”

The project is due to be completed in 2023.


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