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Host Marriott Services Corporation
Type Subsidiary
Predecessor(s) Host Marriott Corporation
Founded Kansas City, Missouri 1897 (1897)
Founder(s) Van Noy Brothers
Headquarters Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Parent Autogrill S.p.A.

Host Marriott Services Corporation is a highway and airport food-service company, a subsidiary of the Italian company Autogrill S.p.A..

History[edit]

The company's origins are in the Van Noy Railway News and Hotel Company founded in 1897 by the Van Noy Brothers of Kansas City, Missouri.

On January 2, 1996, Host Marriott Services Corporation was created when Host Marriott Corporation divided into two separate companies. Host Marriott continued to own lodging real estate. Host Marriott Services Corporation held and operates concessions at airports, at rest stops on toll roads and freeways and at sports and entertainment attractions.

Along the way, the company grew through its many acquisitions. It found itself with airport contracts in 18 of the 20 largest airports in the United States. Through Kilmer Host Service Centres, a joint venture with the Canadian company Kilmer van Nostrand, HMSHost is also a partner in ONroute service centres in the Canadian province of Ontario.[1]

Other assets included one of the largest collections of franchise locations including:

Autogrill S.p.A. acquired the company in 1999.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ONroute in Ontario". Toronto Sun, January 31, 2012.

External links[edit]

Official website