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.
“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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