Hotel Chocolat opens first Airport store at London Luton
Published: 09 May 2012
London Luton Airport and Luxury British chocolatier and cocoa grower, Hotel Chocolat, are excited to announce the opening of a brand new store in the departures lounge at the Airport, – the company's first Airport store.
Luxury British chocolatier and cocoa grower, Hotel Chocolat, has launched a stunning array of new chocolate gifts and treats for a summer full of celebration – from the glorious Diamond Jubilee, Father’s Day and the fun and games set for London in the height of summer.
You’ll find Hotel Chocolat’s fashion-led Summer Range dressed in the vibrant neons of the season and filled with irrepressibly upbeat and uplifting chocolates. There are even chocolates specially created to be enjoyed refreshingly chilled, Chocs to Chill. That’s as well as the Jubilee and Forever Jack Collections, created to evoke the uplifting atmosphere of this Great British summer – filled with a selection of award-winning and best-selling chocolates that proudly showcases the company’s ‘Made in Britain’ credentials.
Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, London Luton Airport, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Hotel Chocolat, their arrival adds a touch of luxury and enhances the existing mix of retail and catering for passengers to experience as they travel through London Luton.”
This latest store further broadens Hotel Chocolat’s boutique store collection, which now boasts locations across the UK and the Channel Islands, as well as in New York and Boston, USA.
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Notes to Editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.5 million passengers in 2011. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Aer Lingus Regional, EL AL, Blue Air, Flybe and Adria Airways operate from the airport, departing to over 90 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).
London Luton Airport has been nominated by the Mayor of London as one of 35 locations to host Olympic London Ambassadors. The Airport is expected to be a significant transport hub for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, welcoming travelling athletes and guests attending the events. London Luton’s close proximity to London and excellent rail link to St Pancras International will make it one of the fastest and most convenient gateways to the Games.
About Hotel Chocolat
British cocoa grower and luxury chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat was founded in 2004 with a mission to make chocolate exciting again. Authenticity, originality and ethics are central to the brand and this, combined with its knowledge and experience as a cocoa grower on its Saint Lucian plantation, The Rabot Estate, puts it firmly in a class of its own. Hotel Chocolat has boutiques in all major cities throughout the UK, concessions in John Lewis stores nationwide and shops in the USA. In 2011 Hotel Chocolat opened its first real hotel in the West Indies, which is also home to the pioneering Boucan Restaurant - the world's first restaurant devoted to 'cacao cuisine'. Recent awards include several wins at 'The Great Taste Awards 2011', number one spot in 'The Sunday: Times Fast Track 100', as well as being one of the UK's prestigious 'CoolBrands' for the fourth year running. www.hotelchocolat.co.uk