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Thursday, 15 June 2023

Plaza Premium Opens New Bar and Dining Concept on HKIA's Sky Bridge

(15/06/23)  Intervals, a new bar and dining concept from Plaza Premium, has opened on the Sky Bridge of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

The record-breaking Sky Bridge, which opened in November 2022, is the world’s longest airside bridge spanning 28 metres above the ground and offering spectacular views of the entire air field.

Intervals, designed by Australian architect Mitchel Squires, has taken three years to conceptualise. The name is inspired by the idea that time becomes fluid when travelling, and that key actions are measured in intervals of time - whether it’s how long it takes to clear security, transit time, the time it takes to get to the gate, or the time between boarding time and final call.

Intervals at HKIA. Click to enlarge.
Intervals at HKIA

“Our commitment is to make travel better and we are grateful that Hong Kong International Airport has always offered a platform for us to drive new concepts to uplift the passenger experience,” said Mei Mei Song, Mei Mei Song, Plaza Premium's Director of Global Brands and Transformation. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, it is fortuitous that we are able to work together again to introduce a new experience by creating a world-class airport bar that is a destination in itself. We hope everyone can take a moment and treat themselves to their favourite tipple, over some good food with spectacular views of the airport, giving passengers a new way to spend their time at the airport.”

Intervals has a drinks programme that showcases a series of miniature sips, or a ‘flight of cocktails’ as it has been called, that have been tailored to how much time a guest has to spare ranging from a 15-minute to a 45-minute experience.

The 15-minute experience offers two beverages: To Dream, made with Tequila, chamomile-vanilla tea, bianco vermouth, and sparkling wine; and To Wake, a blend of nitro-brewed coffee, Cognac, and topped with a tofu-hazelnut cream.

For those with 30 minutes to spare, a longer experience includes a four-cocktail ‘flight’, while those with 45 minutes may want to experience a flight of six, which includes: To Begin, a frozen cocktail made with Nigori sake, honeydew, and galangal, and To Maturity, featuring a Calvados, sweet wine, and topped with wheat beer.

Intervals will also offer a non-alcoholic ‘flight’: To Spring, a refreshing combination of Seedlip, lacto-fermented cucumbers and non-alcoholic vermouth; To Summer, a warm-weather refreshment of coconut and compressed watermelon; while To Autumn channels cooler weather through zero-alcohol red wine, blackberry, lemon and plum bitters.

Intervals’ food experiences are also tailored to travellers' available interval of time. The offering of an elevated and global take on “pinchos” (tapas-style bar snacks) allows guests the flexibility of picking just one or as many pieces as they desire from an ever-changing rotation of eight types from a roving custom-made trolley.

Examples include a special take on the classic Hong Kong Prawn Toast with Sakura Shrimp; Fig and Goat cheese on Rye with Honeycomb Crumbs; and Mini Taco with Glazed Turkey Meatballs, amongst others.

For travellers who have the shortest available interval of time - and are unable to sit down for an experience, Intervals has also created custom takeaway boxes of cocktails and pinchos that can be enjoyed elsewhere.

Alby Tsang, Head of Retail & Advertising of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “We are delighted to welcome Intervals to join HKIA to offer passengers with elevated dining experience. Sky Bridge is the world’s longest airside bridge and it is aspired to be the iconic feature at HKIA and we hope passengers could enjoy the stunning view of airport during their visit at Intervals.”

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