Hospitality group OTG has revealed plans to open two F&B concepts in Denver International Airport's United Airlines Concourse B-East.
OTG’s entry into the Denver market includes the introduction of Sunset Loop Bar & Grill, a new concept, curated specifically for the airport, that celebrates the Mile High City's local food culture, and Starbucks. OTG will also integrate its mobile-first technology, flo Xgen, within the Concourse B-East experience.
"OTG is passionate about introducing new culinary concepts that echo the airport's sense-of-place and serve as a true extension of the community's food scene," said Rick Blatstein, CEO of OTG. "We are excited to partner with local community organisations and celebrate the chefs, farmers, brewers and purveyors that have turned Denver into the mecca of culinary innovation that it is today. Coupled with OTG's technology innovations, we're confident that Concourse B-East will be both a seamless and enjoyable experience for travellers and employees alike and assist Denver International Airport with its goal of serving 100 million annual passengers."
The one-of-a-kind Sunset Loop Bar & Grill will be an all-day dining experience offering health-conscious cuisine and traditional American fare, with a locally sourced menu overseen by Denver-based chef Daniel Young ("Chef D").
Chef D's dishes will be served in an open space inspired by the Denver sunset; warm woods, rich materials and elegant brass and black metal accents are set against a hand-painted tile mural depicting the Sunset Loop trails, the restaurant's namesake series of hiking routes found in White Ranch Park in Golden, Colorado. The centrepiece of the restaurant will be an expansive bar with over 30 seats. There, travellers will be able to relax and indulge in signature cocktails inspired by the city, as well as a rotating menu of beers from Denver's famous craft beer scene, including Colorado Cider Company, New Belgium Brewing Company and Lone Tree Brewing.
In addition to extensive bar seating and comfortable dining tables, Sunset Loop Bar & Grill will offer a 67ft-long market with locally sourced products and prepared foods for travellers in a hurry, as well as an adjacent communal seating area, where guests will be able to order dishes from the restaurant's menus while waiting at nearby gates.
Anchoring the corner of Sunset Loop Bar & Grill will be a signature Starbucks with a sculptural build inspired by the natural rock formations found across the Colorado mountains.
Ordering made easier
OTG's new hospitality concepts within Concourse B-East will be powered by its flo Xgen technology, which enables customers to place their food and beverage orders through a mobile platform across all OTG restaurants and retail markets. From wherever the order is placed, the platform's contactless payment will allow users to complete their transaction with a credit card, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Venmo, PayPal or their United airline miles, all with one click.