Hudson, a Dufry company, has been awarded seven-year concessions contract with Colorado Springs Airport (COS). The company plans to begin construction next year on three new retail locations at the airport.
The new stores will operate under the HG COS Concessionaires JV with local Airport Concessions Disadvantage Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partner Uyen Le, owner of two Beauty Bars in Colorado Springs.
The locations, together occupying more than 4,700 square feet, include Hudson – Colorful Colorado, a locally-themed travel convenience concept celebrating the scenery of the mountains, rivers, and plains of the state. Equipped with self-checkout and mobile POS, Hudson – Colorful Colorado will have a wide assortment of books, electronics, food and beverage products, and local gifts and souvenirs, along with branded shop-in-shops from Herschel Supply Co. and Sunglass Hut.
The other two stores are Hudson Nonstop, a travel convenience concept that provides a fast and frictionless way for travelers to pick up their must-have essentials, food and beverage products using mobile payment technology, and The Atrium At Colorado Springs, that will feature a collection of local, regional, national, and global brands,
All three stores will boast “Instagrammable” backdrops for travelers to revel in the beauty with wrap-around designs and eye-catching imagery that recreates some of the most recognizable sites – like Pike’s Peak – in photogenic, shareable moments.
“This new partnership is not only an exciting way to build the retail landscape at the Colorado Springs Airport, but is a collaboration that will benefit the community,” said Greg Phillips, COS director of Aviation. “Our airport has grown tremendously in the past year, and we’re continuing to grow along with our community. We are eagerly anticipating Hudson creating a positive travel experience for our passengers.”