Terminal A Revamped with a Bold, New Look by Travel Innovator OTG Through Chef-Driven Menu, Bold Design, and Apple iPads
Page, a new eatery developed with The District’s own Carla Hall opened at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s Terminal A. Hall, best known for her vibrant personality on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ and ABC’s ‘The Chew,’ partnered with airport hospitality group OTG to bring local flair and fare to the comfort food menu.
The 110-seat restaurant serves up an assortment of locally inspired favorites, including a Pimento Cheese Dip, Cured Ham and Biscuits, Virginia She Crab Soup, Chesapeake Oysters, Vegetarian Quinoa Burger, Lobster Roll and BBQ Cobb Salad.
“As a proud resident of DC and a frequent business traveler at DCA it is so exciting for me to be a part of this project. Whether you are making a flight connection, or spending time in the city, you have the opportunity to taste local food right at the airport," said Carla Hall. "There are so many amazing culinary influencers with DC roots it's fabulous that diversity and a celebration of local fare is making its way to our airport. I love the people here, I love cooking here, I love calling this home."
Conveniently located in the center of the boarding gates, travelers can pull up to this new outpost, charge up their devices thanks to outlets at each seat, and order food from a visual menu off an iPad. The iPads also enable travelers to check the status of their flight, complimentary browse the web, or enjoy a number of pre-loaded apps. The 75 tablets situated throughout the restaurant seamlessly integrate into the guest experience, operating off of OTG’s award-winning software platform flo™.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce Page to Reagan National’s Terminal A,” said Rick Blatstein, OTG CEO. “Carla Hall has been an amazing partner, and the beautiful space we’ve had to work has inspired an incredible design. Our team is so excited about this new addition and look forward to continuing to elevate the experience for both travelers and The District.”
The design of Page brings a bold and modern update to the iconic terminal, while preserving its historic and unique architecture. OTG’s partners in this venture Pleasant News and Baldi Management Group (BMG) will soon add to the eclectic dining options in Terminal A. Pleasant News will operate Custom Burger, Tagliare and Boars Head Deli and BMG will operate Dunkin Donuts.
“This is a fresh new look for Terminal A at Reagan National,” said Steve Baker, vice president of customer and concessions development. “The redesign now includes an amazing chef-inspired menu and some of the latest technology to further create a world-class traveling experience for our passengers.”
The opening of Page is part of a larger initiative to transform Terminal A. In the coming months, OTG in conjunction with The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Marketplace Development will continue to introduce new dining and retail offerings.
Images of Page can be found here.
OTG is an award-winning company, elevating the airport experience with enhanced dining, design and technology in more than 300 restaurants and retail concepts in 11 airports across North America. OTG has been recognized throughout the industry for its exceptional customer focus and groundbreaking innovation. In 2014, it ranked among the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies in Fast Company Magazine.
About the Airports Authority
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia, manages and operates Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Virginia. No tax dollars are used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17-member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.